For those who live with diabetes, erectile dysfunction is a common comorbid condition. Even so, there are many people living with diabetes and E.D. who are enjoying fulfilled sex lives.
May 16, 2023
Dr. Vipul Khanpara, MD
Chief Medical Officer & Medical Contributor for Rugiet Health
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E.D. is quite common on its own, but when you add diabetes to the equation, the connection to E.D. is even more prevalent. In fact, 52.5% of men with diabetes are affected by E.D., and men with diabetes are 3.5X more likely to experience E.D. than those without.
With time, diabetes can lead to E.D. by damaging nerves and the endothelial lining of blood vessels, leading to impaired sensitivity and blood flow to the penis. You can imagine how lack of blood flow can directly interfere with the ability to have an erection.
How Can I Treat E.D. Caused by Diabetes?
When symptoms of E.D. start showing up, there are a myriad of holistic and pharmaceutical interventions that can help get you back to a thriving and healthy sex life.
Here are your main options:
While traditionally sildenafil or tadalafil pills have been the first stop for treatment, they might not always be the last. If they do everything you need them to do, then keep doing what works. If not, then you have more options before going straight to injections.
If pills don’t do the job, Rugiet Ready is a non-invasive next step. Although, you can choose to bypass the pills in the first place and go straight to Rugiet Ready.
I'm no “yes man” for anyone, I struggle due to diabetes and hypertension. Despite these ailments this ED drug works great, I can only speak for myself. -Darren Berry
Penile injections are a way to treat severe E.D. It requires injecting yourself before intercourse or sexual activity. This is an effective treatment when oral pharmaceutical intervention isn’t working. If you need this level of intervention after trying Rugiet Ready and discussing it with your Rugiet doctor or urologist, you should go forward with it.
There are some cases where severe E.D. is not responding to the treatment options listed above. This is usually the point where people opt for a surgical penile implant.
Every day, the experts at Rugiet Health talk to people who experience E.D. because of diabetes. We are proud to say we hear many success stories from these members who say Rugiet Ready is their preferred treatment for E.D.
In combination with pharmaceutical treatment, many doctors will recommend making healthy lifestyle changes. We fully believe pharmaceutical treatments work best when taken in conjunction with holistic changes to your lifestyle, whether that is through increased exercise, healthier diets, or fully accepting E.D. and its impact on your life.
Living with diabetes can have its challenges, but it doesn’t mean the end of your sex life. Be sure to discuss all concerns with your doctor before beginning any kind of treatment.
There is a long list of medications that cause sexual dysfunction as an unwanted side effect. Find out which ones might be causing your symptoms so that you can talk with your medical provider about available solutions.