Diabetes

Question
Posted by: Jack | 2017/10/05

Q.

Overweight diabetic male.

trying to control my diabetes and loose weight - also erectile dysfunction with undersized male organs

Expert's Reply

A.

Diabetes expert
- 2017/10/09

Erectile dysfunction(an inability to attain or maintain an erection) is unfortunately a common problem in diabetes, and is caused by nerve and blood vessel damage secondary to high blood sugar over time.There are also drugs used for hypertension which can also affect erectile function, along with psychological and hormonal causes. Most of the time the damage is not reversible and hence treatment is need in the form of PDE 5 inhibitors, like levitra, cialis and viagra, which dilated blood vessels to help stimulate an erection. These are only available on prescription, and hence you will need to see your doctor. If the tablets don’t work as well as they should, then you should also have your testosterone  checked as it may also be low, and treating this can also help. You will certainly need to see your doctor for an assessment, who will look at the possible causes and treatment options. Sometimes one may even need to see a urologist. The undersized penis is not related to diabetes.Losing weight is always hard. The best way is to cut down on total calories, more so than the type of calories, for your body can only burn so many calories a day, and if you eat less than this, then weight loss will occur.  Exercise requirements for weight loss are a lot and entail about 60-90 minutes every day

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