Diabetes

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Posted by: william sikosana | 2012/03/21

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low sex drive

iam 46 yyrs old and hhave been diabetic for 15yyrs. iam type 2 and onn insulin treatment. i have a problem getting a stronng erection, even if i do i ejaculate early. the feeling is there but it''s difficult to have a normal sexlife.

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Diabetes expert

Dear William

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in diabetes, as diabetes can affect the blood and nerve supply to the genital area.. There are also drugs used for hypertension which can also affect erectile function. Suggest seeing your doctor for an assessment to look at the drugs that you are on, and if nothing can be altered that will help, then to see a urologist. If there is nothing remediable, then there is medication which can be tried. If along with erectile dysfunction you also have low libido, then you should have your testosterone tested, as this can be low in up to 50% of patients, and can be replaced with a testosterone injection

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Posted by: Diabetes Expert | 2012/03/28

Dear William

Erectile dysfunction is a common problem in diabetes, as diabetes can affect the blood and nerve supply to the genital area.. There are also drugs used for hypertension which can also affect erectile function. Suggest seeing your doctor for an assessment to look at the drugs that you are on, and if nothing can be altered that will help, then to see a urologist. If there is nothing remediable, then there is medication which can be tried. If along with erectile dysfunction you also have low libido, then you should have your testosterone tested, as this can be low in up to 50% of patients, and can be replaced with a testosterone injection

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