Erectile Dysfunction: A Concern for Men With Diabetes
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- Elevated blood-glucose levels
- Alcohol intake
- Medications and their dosages
- Low testosterone levels
- Oral drug therapy, such as vardenafil , tadalafil , or sildenafil
- Self-injections of erection-producing agents, such as prostaglandin
- Intrapenile doses of prostaglandins (that is, inserting suppository-like capsules into the urethra)
- Vacuum pumps, which use air pressure to draw blood into the penis
- Permanent surgical implants
- Counseling to resolve any emotional or stress-related causes
American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org
National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse http://www.niddk.nih.gov
Canadian Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.ca
College of Family Physicians of Canada http://www.cfpc.ca
Erectile dysfunction. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated May 7, 2014. Accessed July 17, 2014.
Diabetic Neuropathies: The Nerve Damage of Diabetes. National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, National Institute of Health. Available at http://diabetes.niddk.nih.gov/dm/pubs/neuropathies/#effect. Updated November 26, 2013. Accessed July 17, 2014.
Diabetic peripheral neuropathy. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated July 1, 2014. Accessed July 17, 2014.
- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 07/2014 -
- Update Date: 07/17/2014 -
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