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The Link Between Diabetes and Sexual Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction in men is the name given to the inability of the penis to get an erection during sexual intercourse.

Erection is a physiological process that makes the penis hard and erect as it should be. The sexual organs of men with this problem may not be hard enough or the erection period may not be enough, in both cases, there are difficulties during sex.

Erectile dysfunction in men can occur due to many factors. Major physical causes include atherosclerosis, diabetes, hypertension, and kidney diseases. In addition, psychological factors such as stress, depression, anxiety, or sexual performance fears can also cause this problem. In this article, we will try to understand its relationship with diabetes.

What is Diabetes? How Is It Related To Erectile Dysfunction?

First of all, to briefly define diabetes, it is a disease that occurs as a result of keeping glucose in your body at a high level. This disease causes your insulin production to be blocked or not working properly, which prevents glucose from entering the cells in your body and makes it harder for those cells to use glucose for energy.

Diabetes can also have negative effects on sexual function. Your penis consists of a vascular structure, nerve structure, and smooth muscle. Diabetes can damage these structures, and its long-term complications include erectile dysfunction in men. You may experience erectile dysfunction as a result of your vascular system and nervous system being affected.

It is known that erection problem is more common in men who already have diabetes. This problem can impair blood circulation in your penis, which can make it difficult for you to maintain adequate rigidity during intercourse. Also, diabetes can have harmful effects on your nervous system, which can reduce the penis's capacity to respond to sexual stimulation.

You can solve your problem with the right approach by conducting a free consultation with Dr.Yaşar Başağa, who is an expert on male sexuality.

Treatment Methods for Erectile Dysfunction Caused by Diabetes

If you have sexual dysfunction due to diabetes, you should first have a comprehensive examination to identify the problem and make a diagnosis. Once your erectile dysfunction is diagnosed, your treatment plan is revealed.

Lifestyle changes are among the ways to treat erectile dysfunction. Controlling your blood sugar, improving your diet, and doing some exercise can significantly reduce the effects of diabetes.

In addition, erection medicines, ESWT, hormonal therapies, and penile prostheses can also be preferred for your problem. With shock wave therapy, the structure of your vessels and nerves in your area can be improved.

If you are a diabetic, have vascular problems, and are a smoker, taking ESWT shock wave therapy regularly may be beneficial in terms of getting rid of the erection problem. It is a safe treatment option with no complications and no side effects, and it repairs your vascular structure.

However, in some cases, shock wave therapy alone may not yield results. If you are in such a situation, it may be possible to apply alternative stem cell treatments to eliminate your erection problem.

What is ESWT Shock Wave Therapy and How Is It Applied?

ESWT Shock Wave Therapy has a simple application and you get treatment painlessly. The duration of treatment may vary depending on the area of treatment and the condition of the patient. The treatment is organized in several sessions and it may take several weeks or months to see the full effect of the treatment.

Shock wave application is performed by your doctor applying high-energy shock waves to certain areas of the penis. In this way, it is possible to emit higher energy in a shorter time than with a standard ultrasonic device.

It may take several weeks or a month to see the results and full effect of the treatment. Your doctor will evaluate your final condition and the effect of the treatment and repeat the treatment if necessary.

When talking about ESWT Shock Wave Therapy, keep in mind that erection problems depend on many factors and therefore may not be suitable for every patient. Your doctor will assess your condition and suitability and weigh the effectiveness and potential side effects of treatment. Also, if the cause of erection problems is psychological, further treatment may be necessary as ESWT Shock Wave Therapy may only help resolve a physical problem.

Each session of the treatment, which is performed in an average of 6 to 12 therapies, takes approximately 15 minutes. It is usually expected to be completed within 1 month. Considering the patients to whom ESWT Shock Wave Therapy is applied, it is seen that there are some prominent advantages. The most important of these are:

  • You do not feel the sound waves applied to your penis,
  • It has no side effects,
  • You can quickly return to your daily life,
  • You don't feel any pain,
  • After the treatment, you usually do not need to use drugs for erection.

As result of ESWT Shock Wave Therapy application, it is aimed to reveal new blood vessels in the genitals. Stem cells are stimulated and blood flow is revitalized. The stimulation and blood supply here can provide much more satisfactory and permanent results than the drugs used for erection. Especially if your erectile dysfunction problem is due to a physical factor such as diabetes, the chances of success are very high.

If you have erection problems as a diabetic, you should consult a specialist immediately. Dr. Yaşar Başağa, the best urologist in Turkey, who has positive feedback from many of his patients, is waiting for you in his clinic to apply his successful and safe treatments. Please contact us for detailed information.

Dr. Yaşar Başağa, MD, FEBU
Urologist and Andrologist in Istanbul
Dr. Yaşar Başağa graduated from the Hacettepe University School of Medicine in 2014 and started his residency at the Erciyes University School of Medicine Department of Urology in the same year.

Dr. Yaşar Başağa focused on andrology and the functional urology fields in his academic and occupational studies throughout his studies, and he successfully completed his residency in December 2019.

He has had the chance to engage in intense training and practice on male sexual health, male infertility, and urethral stricture throughout his education and occupational life. 
Urologist and Andrologist in Istanbul

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