Diabetes impotence is one of the most common male medical conditions.
Although it’s not clear why diabetic men are more prone to diabetes impotence, researchers believe it’s because diabetes affects blood flow, particularly to the body’s extremities, such as the penis.
Long-term diabetes also causes nerve damage, which may be a contributing factor. Impotence (erectile dysfunction) is defined as the inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse, and includes the inability to get an erection as a result of sexual stimulation or to lose your erection prior to ejaculation.
Impotence does not generally include other symptoms such as lack of libido, inability to ejaculate or the inability to achieve orgasm.
Two of the basic physical requirements for producing an erection are healthy blood vessels AND healthy nerves in the penis. Because both the blood supply and nerve endings are affected by diabetes, the chances of getting and sustaining an erection are reduced in diabetics.
In many cases, once impotence starts to become a regular occurrence, depression and feelings of lack of self-worth take over, resulting in psychological impotence. But it’s not all bad news.
The care for diabetics needs to include an approach that addresses the multiple factors leading to diabetes, rather than just treat the symptoms of poor blood sugar control. There are many factors that effect blood sugar levels. In some cases medications such as Metformin, Glucophage and Insulin can induce nutrient depletion which will worsen the overall health of an individual in the long run.
A Natural approach to the treatment of TYPE II Diabetes and Peripheral Neuropathy requires the physician to look at the health from a functional perspective. This means Diet, Exercise, Lifestyle modification. Unfortunately main stream medicine focuses more on the effects rather than cause.
At the Naperville Institute For Neuro Metabolic Solutions, we take a big picture approach. To be successful in reducing the problems associated with Diabetes, a comprehensive evaluation requires us to look at the multiple metabolic imbalances involved in Diabetes. Diabets managment is more than just watching your sugar, it involved looking at the interplay between Hormone balance, Liver and GI function, Food Sensitivities, Inflammation, High cholesterol all need to be properly assessed. Our Medical system fails to look at all of these critical factors when managing Diabetes patients.
Blood circulation problems and nerve damage caused by diabetes can be controlled by maintaining good blood sugar (glucose) levels, optimizing Hormone Levels, Optimal Vitamin status, increaseing Glutathione levels, addressing inflammation (Homocysteine, Ferritin, High sensitivity CRP levels) and ridding the bod of any Gastrointestinal infections/parasites/bacteria. This cant accomplished if all your doing is taking your diabetes medications.
Lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol and high blood pressure are not only major contributing factors to diabetes, they also contribute to impotence. So adopting a healthier lifestylewill help reduce your risk of developing diabetes impotence.
For more information about a Natural Approach that is Reversing Diabetes you can call 630-718-0555.