Effects of Diabetes on Male Sexual Health

Diabetes in America is reaching epidemic proportions. This disease entails a multiplicity of risks which can lead to complications including amputation, coma and even death in extreme cases. Outcomes such as these are relatively rare, however, the effects of diabetes on male sexual health has been well documented.

Studies estimate that half of all men with diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction. This number skyrockets to over 90% for men over the age of 70. The pathology of diabetes directly attacks the modalities necessary to facilitate consistent and robust erections.

Diabetes causes disruption within the nerves and blood vessels responsible for vigorous male sexual health. Most of the popular drugs designed to aid those with erectile dysfunction will work for diabetics, however, caution should be taken to heed the warnings against combining these drugs with other heart medications which are commonly taken by diabetics.