Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction

At Moorgate Andrology we see many men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction as a result of their diabetes. This is the case for men who are both type diabetic and type 2 diabetic.

Where erections were fine before, it can come as quite a shock to find that you cannot get an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse, or that you can get an erection but the erection is lost during sex.

This can stimulate a downward spiral because it causes stress and anxiety which further adds to erectile dysfunction.

Thankfully, treatment is available for those suffering from both diabetes and erectile dysfunction.

If you are newly diagnosed then the Urologist may wish to carry out some tests to confirm that the cause of your erectile dysfunction is your diabetes. There are a number of causes of erectile dysfunction and it is important that other risk factors are ruled out.

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    The good news is that you do not have to suffer erectile dysfunction. If you are diabetic then you can have good strong erections once again and get back to enjoying a satisfying sex life with your partner.

    The treatment for your erectile dysfunction will depend somewhat on the severity of your condition. However, in the first instance, everything is done to protect your natural erections. This can include treatment such as oral medications or injections.

    When all else has failed, you could consider a penile implant. This option is usually only considered when other treatment has not worked or has stopped working.

    What is the best ED pill for Diabetes?

    We get asked this question a lot at Moorgate Andrology!

    For most patients, the first line of treatment for erectile dysfunction is an oral medication. This is also true for patients suffering from diabetes and erectile dysfunction.

    Of course, other first-line treatments may include vacuum pumps too, but at the GP or Urologist office, you are likely to be discussing prescribed medication to help get your erections back on track.

    These medications may be taken alongside the use of a vacuum pump of course.

    The most popular medication is perhaps the little “ blue pill” which can now be purchased over the counter. It is taken one hour before sexual activity. This gives many men an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse. The effects of this medication can last up to four hours.

    Another popular medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetics is tadalafil. This medication is taken on a daily basis irrespective of sexual activity. The advantage of this medication is that it lasts much longer than the previous medication, sildenafil. With tadalafil, you should be able to get an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse when you want one.

    For some diabetics, oral medication eventually stops working and other treatment may need to be considered to keep your erections. Other options include injection therapy. These are injections that you give yourself into the penis just before sexual intercourse. When these no longer work then you will have reached the “ end game” of erectile dysfunction and a penile implant may then be the best option to fix the problem.

    If you have diabetes and you are noticing that your erections are not as strong as they were, we recommend seeing your general practitioner or a Urologist at Moorgate Andrology, so you can get professional advice and get your erections back on track.

    Does Viagra work for Diabetics?

    Erectile dysfunction is very common in men with diabetes. Erectile dysfunction can cause distress, anxiety and directly affect relationships. Thankfully, erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes can be successfully treated.

    There are a number of trials that have been undertaken demonstrating the effectiveness of Viagra in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in diabetic men. These trials have been able to clearly demonstrate that Viagra can indeed help men get an erection strong enough for sexual intercourse.

    Many men report that their sexual relationships have greatly improved by taking Viagra around one hour prior to sexual activity.

    It should be said that if you are diabetic and have noticed that your erections are now not as strong as they were, you should first have a consultation wither with your general practitioner or a qualified Urologist. It is important that other risk factors are first ruled out. Also, your Specialist will want to monitor your progress on Viagra treatment to ensure that your erections are improving and that you are not experiencing any side effects from taking the medication.

    Viagra is one of a number of oral medications that can help improve sexual function in diabetics. Don’t despair if you find that Viagra does not give you the strength of erection that you were hoping for. Other medications can also be tried. Beyond oral medications such as Viagra, there are treatments such as self-administered injections which are often a consideration where oral medications either fail to work at all or eventually stop working as well as they once did

    If you are diabetic and your erections are failing, then please get in touch with us without delay. We will arrange a consultation for you with a Moorgate Andrology Urologist to get your erections back on track once more.

    What is the next step?

    If you are diabetic and you have noticed your erections weakening, then contact us without delay. We can arrange a consultation and assessment with a Moorgate Andrology Urologist at a clinic close to you. The sooner you act the sooner you can start enjoying your sex life once again.

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