Posted by: | 2019/05/04


60-year-old with type 2 diabetes

I can no longer perform sexually, I m I have weak erection

Expert's Reply


Diabetes expert
- 2019/05/06

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 dilate 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

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