Diabetes is a common cause of erectile dysfunction (ED). Erections demand a blood supply, and diabetes affects the blood vessels and blood supply to the organs. This includes the brain, heart, kidneys and penis. In fact a man that has ED is at risk for heart disease. Numerous clinical studies suggest that at least half of of all male diabetics will experience problems with erections. Men with diabetes are up to three times more likely to have ED and it have it appear earlier in life. The significance of erectile dysfunction increases with the severity and duration of diabetes, along with age.
There is evidence that controlling blood sugar and cholesterol as well as performing consistent exercise, may help prevent the on set of ED and may actually improve the symptoms of people who suffer from ED. If you are one of the many men that suffer from ED, you have many treatment options.
Oral Medication for ED
There are five oral medications on the market to treat erectile dysfunction – Cialis, Levitra, Staxyn, Stendra and Viagra. These medications have been used successfully in people with diabetes. However, the general success rate of the medication is less than the reported success rates in people without diabetes. These oral medications may help between 50% and 60% of men with diabetes.
When oral medications are not effective for ED, intracavernous injection therapy may be helpful in facilitating intercourse. Intracavernous injection therapy is the injection of medication directly into the erection chamber of the penis. Among diabetic men, the success rates with this method ranges from 60% to 80%. One of these medications used:
Trimix is an injectable three-drug prescribed medication used to treat erectile dysfunction. The active ingredients in the mixture are usually alprostadil, papaverine, and phentolamine.
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