Can erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes be reversed?
Every third man with pancreatic diabetes experiences the symptoms of the erectile dysfunction\ to a greater or lesser degree. The data has been provided by the global community of the diabetic patients1.
Pancreatic diabetes that affects the blood vessels may cause a disorder of the blood circulation in the organs of the small pelvis. As a result, the blood filling of the cavernous bodies in the penis will be affected, and it causes an appearance of the erectile dysfunction.
It is considered that the erectile dysfunction occurs 10-15 years earlier2 during the chronic pancreatic diabetes. It happens because an intensive disorder of the blood vessels and the central nervous system occurs during the pancreatic diabetes.
The erectile dysfunction may occur not only as a result of the blood circulation disorder in the pelvic area due to the pancreatic diabetes but also as a result of the diabetic neuropathy (do not confuse with a diabetic nephropathy).
It is a disease of the nervous system, and is the most common complication during the pancreatic diabetes. As a result of the affected central nervous system, various sections of the body are affected, and so a dysfunction of the urinary system may appear.
However, the erectile dysfunction should be considered as a symptom of the pancreatic diabetes. The symptoms of the erectile dysfunction are weak and are seldom manifested. It is necessary to go to an urologist or andrologist at this stage.
Men having problems with the erection as a result of the pancreatic diabetes can turn back the side of the disease. It is necessary to use a combined approach.
An oral therapy of the ED and pancreatic diabetes is a must. The prescribed drugs such as Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra will help to improve the blood vessels in the penis and restore the blood circulation.
However, bear in mind, that these drugs act symptomatically and do not help to reduce the glucose level in the blood. It is better to use specific medications. In any case, the therapy depends on the concentration of the glucose in the blood, a degree of the lesion of the blood vessels and nervous system, and also a severity of the ED.
But the practice shows that a reduction of the glucose level in the blood helps to restore a normal blood circulation in the penis and the symptoms of the erectile dysfunction completely pass. But there is one the conditions that the disease have been diagnosed at the early stage, and affection of the blood vessels may be stopped.
2 Kouidrat Y, Pizzol D, Cosco T, et al. High prevalence of erectile dysfunction in diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis of 145 studies. Diabetic Medicine. 2017;34(9):1185–1192.