How to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction When You Are Suffering from Diabetes

Overcome ED When You Are Suffering from Diabetes

There is nothing more intimate then the sexual act between two loved ones. These moments have every emotion wrapped into one, passion, love, lust, and desire. It is a way that two people become one and also a way to show someone how much you love them. That electric feeling with a gentle touch all the way to feeling of fulfilment and pleasure! But, there are times these feelings are not there and often it is when a man is suffering from Erectile Dysfunction (ED).

What is Erectile Dysfunction and what are the symptoms

erectile dysfunction and symptoms

Erectile Dysfunction is simply not being able to obtain or maintain an erection during sex. For some ED means that a man is not able to get an erection at all and no matter how much stimulus there is, a man is not able to get hard. For other men there is an initial erection, but the penis is not able to maintain firmness during sexual acts. It is not firm enough to penetrate and cannot maintain an erection for any amount of time. Men with ED also report that often there is decrease in sexual drive and limited sexual desire. All of these symptoms by themselves can happen on occasion especially as men age. All of these signs can be a result of other things such as stress, being over tired or even as a result of negativity in a relationship. However, if some or all of these symptoms occur on a regular basis it is time to seek professional and medical intervention.

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ED and Diabetes

ED and Diabetes

One of the medical conditions linked to erectile dysfunction is diabetes. In fact, when other factors are not present (relationship is good, few or no other health issues) the onset of ED can be a clue that you have become diabetic. Since diabetics often wind up with nerve and blood vessel damage caused over time by blood sugar and blood pressure issues, a side effect can be ED.

In addition to wanting to treat Erectile Dysfunction, it is vitally important to actively work on your diabetes with the help of a medical professional. Your doctor will prescribe a course of action from medication to insulin to lifestyle changes. Every case of diabetes is unique – do not try to treat it without medical assessment.

For men suffering from ED along with diabetes, treating the diabetes can also help cure the dysfunction. However, there are ways to cope and get the swagger back into your sex life as you work on treating the disease. Next, we will look at some of the ways you can get ready for sex even if diabetes is taking a toll on your erection.

Medical treatment

Medical treatment for ED

Depending on the reason for the Erectile Dysfunction, a physician may prescribe oral medication. Most of these medications will enhance the effect of nitric oxide, a chemical produced in your body to relax the penis muscles and increase the blood flow. This will not give an instant erection as sexual stimulation is needed in order for the body to release natural nitric oxide first. When taking any oral medication, ensure to consult with your doctor and follow all recommendations.

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Other medical options include use of Alprostadil; this could be through an injection. A small needle is used to inject alprostadil into the base of your penis. Another option involves placing a tiny alprostadil suppository into the penile urethra to help alprostadil enter the penis. Both of these methods will last 30 minutes to an hour. Another medical treatment is testosterone replacement. A replacement therapy could be used in combination with other medications or treatment.

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Non-medical treatments

Non-medical treatments

Many men look to a penis pump for penis growth and enlargement. This is a useful tool for penis and girth enlargement when used with regular exercise. It is often more effective when combined with other penis enlargement tools, but it also has a roll in Erectile Dysfunction treatment.

If a man is not able to get an erection or not able to maintain it, then a penis pump may be a good non-medical treatment option. Placing the tube of vacuum penis pump onto the penis, the pump will create a vacuum that pulls blood into your penis. Once the penis is erect a ring is placed on the base of the penis allowing the blood to stay in the penis, keeping it firm. At that point, the penis pump is removed. The penis pump, most times, will allow the penis to stay hard for the duration of intercourse.

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Using penis enlargement tools with a schedule exercise can help with Erectile Dysfunction over a period of time. The use of a penis clamp and penis weights can help increase the blood flow to the penis and with the training will allow the penis to maintain the blood and keep the erection for longer periods of time.

Maintain a healthy life style

Maintain a healthy life style

There are many other factors based on a personal lifestyle that may cause Erectile Dysfunction. Many men drink thinking that it gives them confidence when talking to a possible partner, however alcohol (both excessive as well as long-term drinking) can inhibit the ability to maintain an erection. Tobacco and illicit drugs also can hinder an erection. Poor overall health also can prevent a man from getting an erection. It is important to exercise properly and maintain a healthy diet.


Erectile Dysfunction is nothing to be ashamed of as it happens to many men. Take heed of the signs and symptoms of ED and take care of your health. Remember that ED can be an early indication of diabetes. There are ways to prevent and treat ED, including psychological, medical and at home treatment such as a penis pump. When there are signs and symptoms of ED seek medical and psychological help.

 Medical Disclaimer: If you have any medical conditions, questions, or concerns, please speak with your healthcare provider directly. The articles on Zen Hanger are underpinned by peer-reviewed research and information drawn from medical societies and governmental agencies. However, they are not a substitute for professional medical advice diagnosis, or treatment.