Historically, men do not feel good about things about their health, particularly illnesses such as diabetes, depression or sexual dysfunction. This has resulted in shorter and less healthy lives for men compared to women.
But times have changed, and so have men. Men today have a good understanding of their disease and diabetes-related illnesses, actively participate with their doctors, and proactively manage their health.
If you are a man and you still do not internalize about your illness is a good day to start doing it !.
Early Symptoms of Diabetes in Men
The symptoms of diabetes in men can sometimes seem harmless at first. Some of these early symptoms include a frequent need to urinate, excessive hunger or thirst, unexplained weight loss and a feeling of fatigue or drowsiness. As the disease progresses, men may also find that they become easily irritable, even those with good character, have a constant anxiety sensation and experience temporary vision problems such as blurred vision or double vision.
Progressive Symptoms of Diabetes in Men
Excess blood sugar can result in a variety of abnormal conditions, including:
- Development of heart disease and stroke. Men are more likely to feel the symptoms of heart problems associated with diabetes, such as pain in the thighs and buttocks immediately after a physical workout.
- Vision problems that may progress to a condition of total blindness.
- Kidney problems that can lead to urinary tract infections and a yellowing of the skin known as jaundice.
- Permanent nerve damage and limb amputation. Men have three times greater risk of amputation than a woman.
Sex is an important part of life and diabetes in men can affect sex life. It is important to understand that there is only one reason, diabetes in men can make the sufferer experience sexual health problems.
In some cases of diabetes in men occurs impotence, also called erectile dysfunction. FROM. Is when a man can not have or maintain an erection.
What causes erectile dysfunction?
Over time, the blood vessels and nerves in the penis may be damaged. The D.E. Can also be caused by other conditions, such as
- A prostate or bladder surgery.
- Certain medications, such as some pills for high blood pressure or for depression, can cause erectile dysfunction.
- Pills for stomach ulcer or heartburn can also cause it.
Ask your doctor if erectile dysfunction is a side effect of any of the medications you are taking. There may be other pills you can take.
Remember, talk to the doctor who treats your diabetes before attempting any treatment for erectile dysfunction, or before stopping any of your medications.
Lifestyles that contribute to heart disease and vascular problems also increase the chances of erectile dysfunction. Smoking, being overweight and inactivity can contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Experts believe that psychological factors such as stress, anxiety, guilt, depression, low self-esteem and fear of sexual failure cause 10% to 20% of cases of D.E.
Talk about it!
It is not easy to accept that you have erectile dysfunction. And it can be even harder to talk about it. Talking about erectile dysfunction is the only way to learn about treatments and get the help that is needed. It is normal to feel embarrassed to discuss such an intimate and personal topic, but the doctor is a professional who is there to help you, you will not be judged.
- You should explain to your doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing, about your concerns and should you ask if it could be erectile dysfunction or another sexual disorder.
- Inform your doctor of any other emotional or physical changes you may have experienced.
- Check any medications you are taking that may be the cause of these symptoms.
- Ask your doctor about treatment options and recommends you to meet your needs.
Some examples of treatments for D.E. Include
- Taking Prescription Pills.
- Apply the medicine called prostaglandin in the penis.
- Using a vacuum tube and pump to draw blood into the penis.
- Surgery to place a device on the penis or to repair blood vessels so that more blood flows into the penis.
Note: Only the specialist doctor will be in charge of diagnosing and developing the best treatment for each particular case.
Low Testosterone Levels
Low testosterone is a common condition that is often not diagnosed because its symptoms are similar to other conditions.
Men with type 2 diabetes are twice as likely to suffer from low testosterone levels as a man without diabetes.
Symptoms of low testosterone levels may include:
- Decreased interest in sex.
- Erectile Dysfunction (EI).
- Reduction of lean body mass.
- Depressed mood.
- Lack of energy.
If you are experiencing a lesser interest in sex, erectile dysfunction or multiple symptoms together such as lack of desire to have sex and lack of energy, it is advisable to talk to your doctor (endocrinologist or a urologist who specializes in treating Diseases such as low testosterone).
Your doctor can check your testosterone levels with a simple blood test. If you have low levels of testosterone it can be easily treated by your doctor.
There are several treatment options available, such as gels, patches, injections or supplements that increase the amount of testosterone in the body.
Sexual Implications derived from your Emotional Health
There are emotional factors that can interfere with sexual desire, and often lead to worsen sexual dysfunction. Some of them are:
- Lack of communication or conflict with your partner.
Sexual and passionate issues influence one, as well as influence individual connections and can make disturbances of trust, closeness and confidence.
Possibly you can feel far off or pull back sincerely and physically, in light of the fact that you can not feel joy or you can fear disappointment with regards to sexual satisfaction.
Your accomplice may inquire as to whether you are losing interest, or in the event that you would prefer not to invest energy with companions or family. These things can influence your confidence and your accomplice’s confidence.
Seeing how your sexual wellbeing can be influenced by diabetes, stretch, cardiovascular issues and low testosterone levels can help you and your specialist deal with this imperative and close issue of life effectively.