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Diabetes and ED / PE Drugs: Health Consequences

Diabetes mellitus is a common disease of the endocrine system among women and men. It may cause decreased sexual abilities or even provoke erectile dysfunction/premature ejaculation. Will drugs like Viagra or Priligy save the day for such patients? There are certain nuances that must be considered before starting the treatment.

Why men with diabetes also have Erectile Dysfunction?

According to the study published in the Journal of Diabetes, men who have diabetes type I are more likely to have problems with erection than healthy, non-diabetic men. Why is this happening and how to prevent such consequences?

Men with diabetes type I and type II tend to have erectile dysfunction due to:

  • Weak arteries and nerves;
  • Diabetes meds can individually affect the ability to have and maintain erections;
  • Bad habits. Drinking alcohol and smoking while having diabetes is generally a bad idea, especially due to weaker or absent erections;

Priligy’s effects on males with diabetes and premature ejaculation

Premature ejaculation is a very common and quite embarrassing disorder that is characterized by an ability to control ejaculation. Usually, a man can’t hold his erections long enough to satisfy a partner in bed. According to the world’s statistics, premature ejaculation happens occasionally or regularly in the life of every fourth adult men. The most popular and effective medication prescribed for the treatment of PE in the world is called Priligy (Dapoxetine).

The effect of Dapoxetine does not need accumulation. The effect is noticeable after using the first pill. Dapoxetine helps delay ejaculation and prolong sexual intercourse by 400%, on average.

90% of men suffering from premature ejaculation have this disease due to the psychological background, and only 10% of the problem is associated with physical disorders, such as inflammatory processes in the glands, prostate problems, etc. If the patient has no physiological problems, the therapy with the regular use of Priligy will be effective.

However, if a man has diabetes, he may need to take a higher dose of Priligy than usually recommended (30mg) or drop using this medication at all. Priligy may contradict with certain diabetes drugs and lead to some negative health problems. The average recommended dose of Priligy for men with diabetes and PE is 60mg per 24 hrs.

Dapoxetine guarantees such changes in a male body:

  • inhibits abnormal activity in the cerebral cortex;
  • a mild, relaxing effect;
  • increases the release of testosterone in the blood;
  • stabilizes the nervous system’s functions;
  • stimulates the production of endorphins;

Viagra’s effect on people with diabetes and ED

Can Viagra be used by men who diabetes and erectile dysfunction at the same time? Yes, in some case Viagra is the only remedy that may assist in this case. Let’s take a closer look at the effects of Viagra on people with diabetes.

Many experts prescribe Viagra for the treatment of erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes type I or type II (at various stages) – mainly to improve blood circulation. The drug is compatible with most prescribed diabetes medicines necessary for keeping the healthy level of sugar in the blood, so side effects, in this case, will not occur.

The composition of the tablets includes the active substance – Sildenafil in strengths of 25, 50 or 100 mg. It affects the areas of the brain and improve blood circulation and leads to a strong rush of blood to the cavernous bodies of a penis. In such a way a natural erection occurs.

One Viagra pill is taken at least 30 minutes before sexual intercourse. How to choose the dosage, if you do not want to go to a doctor? The average recommended dosage of Viagra for people with diabetes type I or type II and ED is 25mg. Feel free to increase the dosage to 100 mg, if you have no side effects from the smallest dose. But it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor before increasing the dose.

Can Viagra actually help treat diabetes?

That is a quite common question but it doesn’t have a straightforward answer. Let’s just say, it depends. Your healthcare provider may explain in detail. If your problems with erections were caused due to low sugar levels or bad blood flow to the male genitalia, then maybe taking Viagra and diabetes may help to cope with both disorders at the same time. However, if erectile dysfunction is not related to diabetes, then even Viagra may turn to be useless.

For what type of diabetes Viagra acts the best?

Do not rush to take Viagra pills whenever you have been diagnosed with erectile dysfunction because of diabetes. Only a doctor may recommend the proper treatment. Clinical researchers suppose that the impact of Viagra and similar PDE5-inhibitors requires further investigation. Diabetes mellitus is basically a severe pathology of the endocrine system, caused by the lack of insulin and increased levels of blood sugar.

Unlike other PDE5 inhibitors, Sildenafil does not cause an increased blood sugar level. This means that people suffering from obesity and diabetes can safely take Viagra to get rid of problems with weak or absent erections. As for Priligy and other PE drugs, only a doctor may recommend taking one of these pills for people with diabetes of any type.


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