Diabetes can affect a man’s sex life by causing erectile dysfunction (ED), means man cannot have or keep an erection. ED used to be call as impotence.
How an Erection does occur?
When sexually stimulated, the brain sends nerve signals to the penis, causing the muscles (corpora cavernosa – a spongy tissue) in the penis to relax and let the blood flow into it. The penis becomes larger and firmer, like an inflated tube. Close off the veins in the penis to trap the blood. After climax or after the sexual arousal has passed, the veins open up and allow the blood flows back into the body.
ED common among diabetes
Diabetes can affect a man’s sex life; some men with diabetes have impotence, also called erectile dysfunction or ED. ED means when a man cannot have or keep an erection. Blood vessels and nerves in the penis can become damaged over a time leads to ED. Erectile dysfunction does not happen to all men who have diabetes. Even if you have ED, no problem, there are numerous treatment options to overcome it.
If you have ED, it is normal to feel embarrassed or upset. Some men feel guilty and angry; others may feel like there is no hope. These feelings can prevent to talk openly with your partner or doctor. However, talking about ED can help to find a solution to over come it.