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Can diabetes affect your erection?

Can diabetes affect your erection?

Yes: Men with diabetes are at increased risk for erectile dysfunction. This is particularly true if the diabetes is poorly controlled (the blood sugar level is higher than it should be). Men with diabetes are also at higher risk for low testosterone. ...Read more

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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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I am not able to sustain my erection. It's been 6 months n no intercourse .I do hv good nocturnal erections. No diabetes or HGH LDL . Mldfil din wrk.

I am not able to sustain my erection. It's been 6 months n no intercourse .I do hv good nocturnal erections. No diabetes  or HGH LDL . Mldfil din wrk.

Erections: Despite what the previous doctor said, and in plain english, this appears to be a problem of your mind and not your body. Erections are 50% more from the mind and less than 50% about the body. Nocturnal erections prove your body is fine. It is the anxiety and worry about erections often that get in their way. You've got to find a way to get past this thinking problem. Perhaps a urologist. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my husband just started diabetes meds & now has soft erection? Any OTC help?

Could you tell me why my husband just started diabetes meds & now has soft erection? Any OTC help?

Erectile dysfunction: Your husband starting his diabetes medications might have caused a decrease in his ability to hold an erection. However, usually diabetes itself is the cause of erectile dysfunction. There are OTC supplements that you can try, but none are proven effective. Your physician can also evaluate your husband as a candidate for a PDE5 inhibitor such as Viagra, Levitra, (vardenafil) Cialis, or Stendra. ...Read more

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L have diabetes and I haven't had an erection in over 5yrs. What can I do to achieve an erection again?

L have diabetes and I haven't had an erection in over 5yrs. What can I do to achieve an erection again?

Here are some...: Of no doubt, you need a systemic comprehensive evaluation and counseling before starting Rx for ED. But sorry to say the answer can be offered in a 400-letter space. However, to sort the ED-related issues out correctly has not to be hard by following instructions described in http://www.formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html and in the articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. ...Read more

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My husband has problems getting an erection and keeping it. What should I do to help him? Can diabetes factor to it?

My husband has problems getting an erection and keeping it. What should I do to help him? Can diabetes factor to it?

Diabetes yes: If your husband has diabetes, definitely that can be a factor, as well as heavy weight, high blood pressure.. Erectile dysfunction is also a common side-effect of many blood pressure pills, anti-depressants, etc. Weight loss around the abdomen & better control of diabetes will help.Also hydration and some supplements like l-arginine 1000-2000mg/day & maca 500mg 2-3times/day will help. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm 26 suffering from diabetes and I had faced erection problems so many times but not on regular basis.?

What to do if I'm 26 suffering from diabetes and I had faced erection problems so many times but not on regular basis.?

Control : Hi. I hope you tightly control your diabetes and don't have complications. However, since you have ED, you may have neuropathy. How is the relationship with your partner? If it's not good, that can impair the hardware. PDE5 inhibitors (Viagra (sildenafil) family) help many people. Other options can help too. Talk with your endocrinologist or maybe a urologist. ...Read more

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I having a hard time getting a erections do to BP medicines. Or diabetes i believe that the nephidipine 60 can be the problem?

I having a hard time getting a erections do to BP medicines. Or diabetes i believe that the nephidipine 60 can be the problem?

Erectile dysfunction: Ed is multifactorial. Diabetes especially if poorly controlled plays a major role in damaging nerves & blood vessels everywhere in your body including the penis. Thus, no erections. High blood pressure can also make it difficult to pump blood where it needs to go, so again no erection. Nifedipine is less likely than beta blockers to cause ed. Work w/your family doc to improve your health. Viagra (sildenafil)? ...Read more

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Im 32 years old and have erection problem on sex. No diabetes. Whats seems to be the problem?

Im 32 years old and have erection problem on sex. No diabetes. Whats seems to be the problem?

ED: Erection problems can happen even at at young age; you need to think about your stress level, partner, other outside issues. Medical issues like low testosterone can cause these issues; if your waking up in the morning with a good erection your problem may be more related the life stressors. ...Read more

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My husband just started diabetes meds & now has soft erection. What OTC meds can fix this problem?

My husband just started diabetes meds & now has soft erection. What OTC meds can fix this problem?

Related to diabetes: not the meds for diabetes- OTC meds usually unhelpful see urologist or discuss with Primary care MD or diabetes specialist ...Read more

Erection (Definition)

An erection refers to the stiff or erect penis. An erection that is " normal" means that it is ...Read more