Erectile Dysfunction and Diabetes

When diabetes is not controlled in male patients, it may cause erectile dysfunction. Generally, diabetic men are at a greater risk of impotence or erectile dysfunction. It discloses the fact that ED distinguishes those men who face problems in erection for achieving “basic human sense”. Some men go through a short term occurrence of ED and the problem may persist in 1 in 10 men. It can result in cardiovascular disorder. It is estimated that nearly 35% to 75% of diabetic men will face impotence or erectile dysfunction to some extent during the lifetime.

Thus, ED is a private relationship dysfunction and maintenance or development of an erection inability of male organ is associating to satisfactory act of physical intimacy.

A hydraulic influence urges an erection, and it happens because of the entry of the blood into the male organ’s sponge kind bodies, and the blood is regulated in the penis. When the signal from brain is transmitted to nerve, libido is developed, and eventually penis works as a device which receives signals. The ED happens when there are difficulties to attain an erection.

The following may be the causes of ED:

  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Relationship problems
  • Stress
  • Poor Health
  • Smoking
  • Alcoholism
  • Low Levels of testosterone hormone
  • Medications

These causes are on the basis of psychological and physical factors. Physical ED occurs for years or months and it is often a steady functional loss. Perhaps the psychological problem of ED occurs impulsively in the morning or night.

A study in 2002 disclosed a fact that ED is related to bicycling. The saddle forces the penis after a person is cycling for long; an erect bicycle is linked to ED straightaway.


The reasons behind the risk caused by diabetes towards ED are not clear. We very well know that diabetic men face difficulty in controlling their diabetes which results in ED. Eventually this causes damage to the circulation and nerves. The blood flow into penis is controlled by circulation. If the level of blood glucose is kept normal, the problems may be reduced proportionately.

The treatment of ED is possible based on the particular cause. The test can ensure if the blood flow in the male organ is influenced or not. Diagnosis can define the hormone disturbances of ED. It is possible to search for alternative treatment of ED. The treatments of ED depend on physical or psychological causes. The psychological causes aid in the treatment of stress. Counseling and Behavioral therapy can be successful if your spouse is involved. If Physical causes are associated to poor blood flow or nerve damage, the available options can be vacuum devices, surgery or medications. Oral medications such as tadanafil (Cialis, Adcirca), Vardenafil (Staxyn, Levitra), Avanafil (Stendra) or Sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio) can be given to diabetic men so that the problem of attaining erection is reduced. However, as diabetic people have a tendency of having heart disorders, these medicines are not be apt. Consult the doctor in such cases.