Men with endocrine diseases often have problems with erectile function. Treatment of impotence in type 2 diabetes mellitus is carried out by a urologist, although this is an endocrine problem.
Low potency is very rare in men with normal blood sugar. This pathology usually acts as a complication of diabetes, contributing to a decrease in male strength. Several factors of the influence of the disease on male function have been identified.
Diabetes mellitus and impotence are interrelated diseases. But erectile dysfunction has no effect on sexual attraction to the opposite sex.
Reasons for a decrease in potency
There are many reasons that affect male potency. But the risk of losing masculine strength in type 2 diabetes is significantly increased. This is facilitated by:
- hereditary factors;
- the presence of problems with the heart and blood vessels;
- metabolic disorder;
- hormonal disruptions.
Glucose negatively affects proteins that act as building blocks for the walls of blood vessels. An insufficient volume of blood for sexual arousal is supplied to the genitals. This is what determines the effect of diabetes on potency. The second type of diabetes is considered the most common.
Diabetes affects all blood vessels and the nervous system of the body. To accurately determine the causes of the onset of pathology, a comprehensive examination of a man’s health is prescribed:
- dopplerography of internal organs;
- ultrasound examination of the thyroid gland;
- determination of testosterone levels;
- clinical and biochemical blood test.
These studies allow the specialist to be sure that the cause of the decrease in potency is precisely the effect of diabetes mellitus.
Ways to restore male strength
The treatment of impotence in type 2 diabetes is always preceded by measures to improve the general condition of the patient’s body. This is achieved when:
- lowering blood glucose levels;
- normalization of hypertension;
- compliance with a balanced diet;
- giving up addictions;
- elimination of psychological disorders;
- moderate but regular physical activity.
With a significant improvement in the general condition of the patient, drug treatment is prescribed. Medicines can only be prescribed by a doctor. Medication should be taken under the strict supervision of a specialist. This is the only way to ensure successful treatment.
The main group of drugs used to treat impotence in diabetics includes testosterone, the main male hormone. It regulates spermatogenesis and sexual behavior in men. Medicines are available in the form of creams, gels, injections.
An erection can be restored by taking the following medications:
- Atorvastatin. Reduces the deposition of cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels.
- Thioctic acid. Returns sensitivity to the glans penis.
- Cialis. Quickly solves the problem of sexual dysfunction.
- Viagra. Supports potency, increases libido.
If traditional treatment does not give the expected results, then surgical treatment is used. Microvascular surgery is performed. Implants can be placed to maintain an erection.
Alternative methods can be used to treat impotence. A variety of homeopathic remedies, hirudotherapy and acupuncture can lead to positive results.
In pharmacies, tinctures of medicinal plants are sold: zamanihi, aralia, ginseng, eleutherococcus and rhodiola rosea. They should be taken after meals, 30 drops each.
Treatment of impotence in type 2 diabetes is a long and complex process. When prescribing a therapy regimen, the doctor should take into account the patient’s age, diabetes experience, concomitant diseases, and medications used. Therefore, the treatment should be carried out by a qualified specialist.