How does Diabetes affect Sexual Health?
Erectile dysfunction (ED) and low libido are common in men with diabetes. Diabetic nerve damage can cause numbness, pain, or lack of feeling in the genitals which can inhibit orgasm or make it difficult to feel sexual stimulation.
High blood sugars can damage the small blood vessels in the penis which can make it harder to have and maintain an erection.
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) From Diabetes Is Different
ED is one of the most common complication of diabetes. It can be one of the main symptoms leading to the diabetes diagnosis.
Men with diabetes are 3x more likely to have ED.
Up to 75% of men who have diabetes experience difficulty in achieving and maintaining an erection.
What if I don’t have diabetes?
Other common causes of ED are related to conditions that affect circulation:
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure
Whether or not you have diabetes, learn how His Vitality can help:
Certain medications can also increase your risk for ED. Depression or anxiety
can negatively impact libido, making it more difficult to become aroused.
Click here to read more about low libido caused by medications, as Dr. Redmond is interviewed by SingleCare.com on the topic.
Why Consider a Natural Approach?
Studies show current prescription options (Viagra, Cialis, & Levitra) are less effective in diabetic patients than in the general population of men with ED and don’t work for 40-50% of diabetics.
Compared To Prescription Medications
No office visit or prescription required
Easy to take once daily dosing (does not have to be timed to be taken immediately prior to intercourse)
What Natural Ingredients Actually Work?
Tribulus Terrestris (TT) Extract (80% Saponins)
Clinical research shows that taking a TT extract (35-45% saponins) at doses of 500 mg three times daily (equal to our dosing with 80% saponins) for 3 months improves sexual desire, intercourse satisfaction, and orgasmic function when compared with placebo. (study 1, study 2). It has also been shown to promote healthy testosterone levels (study) and blood sugar levels (study).
Panax Ginseng (80% Ginsenosides)
Studies have shown that taking Panax ginseng orally improves sexual function in men with ED. Ginsenosides increase nitric oxide synthesis and play an important role as antioxidants. Nitric oxide (NO) plays an important role in penile erection by relaxing smooth muscle cells.
Our 100% Natural Formula can help!
POWERFUL CLINICALLY TESTED INGREDIENTS: We use all referenced ingredients at the exact doses you need to get the benefits shown in these research trials.
HIGH POTENCY: 2X more potent than other diluted brands. Diabetes Doctor uses 80% Saponins (most brands use less than 35-45%) and 80% ginsenosides (most brands use less than 5-10%).
How Does It Work?
> Promotes Healthy Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone can cause lack of sex drive and exacerbate ED.
> Improved intercourse satisfaction
Improved Orgasm Function.
> Naturally dilates blood vessels
Enhance circulation, Promote erection, and Boost sensitivity to fight E.D.
> Enhanced libido
Increased sexual arousal & drive.
> Additional Blood Sugar Support & Vascular Health
Diabetic-friendly with added blood sugar & blood vessel benefits.
What else can I do to optimize my sexual health?
THE #1 WAY TO HELP ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION IS BLOOD SUGAR CONTROL!
Check out our Blood Sugar 24 Hour Support for healthy A1C & blood sugar levels.
7 Additional Recommendation For Improving Your Sexual Health And Quality Of Life
Manage other health conditions
Medical conditions such as diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure are frequent causes of poor blood flow and erectile dysfunction (ED). In fact, ED may be a sign of heart disease, appearing as many as five years before a diagnosis of heart problems.
If you don’t act to lower blood sugars, cholesterol, or blood pressure into a normal range, you may continue to damage blood flow and nerve endings in the penis– making any supplements or medications you take less effective.
Check testosterone levels
Consider having your doctor check for low testosterone levels, a key hormone in regulating sex drive.
Eat a healthy diet
A poor diet can negatively affect energy level and libido. Consider a heart-healthy diet (low in carbohydrates and saturated fats) which can improve blood flow throughout the entire body including the penis.
Exercise helps to increase energy levels and improves circulation to help to keep your arteries healthy. How much exercise? Start by doing more than you are doing – even if it’s 10 minutes a day. CDC recommends ultimately shooting for 150 minutes each week (can be split up to 30 minutes 5 days per week).
Research shows men who smoke cigarettes have a significantly higher risk of ED. Nicotine constricts blood vessels and reduces blood flow, making it difficult to achieve and maintain an erection. Reducing or stopping smoking all together can help improve ED.
Manage stress and anxiety
Stress can negatively impact libido or sex drive. This could mean stress at home (relationship or family issues) or in the work-place (financial or high work-load). Mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety can also negatively impact your libido, making it more difficult for you to become aroused.
Some idea to help are meditation, journaling, exercise, deep breathing, and saying no to certain tasks to allow time to do things you enjoy. Also, consider talking about your problems with a professional for recommendations such as prescription medications or online therapy sessions.
Check your medications
Certain medications such as anti-depressants and specific blood pressure drugs can cause sexual side effects. Speak to your pharmacist or doctor to find out if any of your medications may be affecting your sex drive or causing ED. A smaller dose or alternative medication may significantly improve sexual function.