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5 physiological effects of diabetes


The complications of diabetes not only seriously threaten the physical but also affect the physiology of men.

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a metabolic disorder in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal, causing damage to various organs in the body.

According to Dr. Doan Ngoc Thien (Department of Andrology – Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City) in the long term, if blood sugar is not well controlled, disease progression can increase the risk of metabolic diseases. causes atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, and stroke. Long-term disease can affect the peripheral nerves, increase the incidence of infections, coma or complications of the skin, eyes, kidneys… Furthermore, men with diabetes and Those with metabolic syndrome may face sexual dysfunction and masculinity due to low testosterone. Below are the physiological effects that men with diabetes often face.

Decreased male hormone levels

Studies have shown a two-way relationship between diabetes and male hormone levels. Information from the US National Library of Medicine (NCBI), men with diabetes have significantly decreased levels of male hormones. Male hormone deficiency is common in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Male hormones play an important role in fundamental health and physiological and reproductive capabilities in men. Therefore, when male hormone decline, it not only disrupts sexual function but also affects the whole body’s health, which can cause dangerous diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, etc. heart attack, stroke.

The decline in male hormones not only affects sexual function but also affects the whole body’s health

Men with diabetes can experience low blood sugar during sex. Photo: Diabetes UK

Erectile dysfunction

Approximately 35-75% of men with diabetes have associated erectile dysfunction. The reason is that high blood sugar damages the blood vessels in the body, and at the same time damages the peripheral nerves (including the erectile nerves) and blood vessels in the penile cavernous body, causing narrowing of the corpus cavernosum. blood vessels, interrupting the transmission of sexual signals to the penis. Since then, the “small penis” does not have enough blood, leading to difficulty in erection during sex and if prolonged, it will cause erectile dysfunction. This condition, if prolonged, can cause impotence.

Erectile dysfunction, infertility

Erectile dysfunction is also seen in people with diabetes. The cause is that the nerves are damaged, so when you ejaculate, the muscles in the bladder neck do not close properly, leading to the semen being ejaculated back into the bladder. More seriously, men can be infertile if retrograde ejaculation (when ejaculating, semen will flow into the bladder, less ejaculate out).

Besides, in some cases, diabetes can cause premature ejaculation (due to erectile dysfunction), greatly affecting the health, psychology and bravery of men in sexual intercourse.

Reduced sex drive

The deficiency of male hormone is the main cause of decreased or no sexual desire even when stimulated by visual, tactile… At this time, men are often apathetic and cold, no longer want. getting close to a partner or even masturbating.

Chronic balanitis and balanitis

Another troublesome complication of diabetes is balanitis and balanitis with the manifestation of the foreskin being difficult to slip off or still being able to slide down but being constricted right at the neck of the penis, causing pain in men when having a “small penis”. erection. Accompanied by a burning sensation, cracking in the foreskin and foreskin.

To overcome this complication, it is best for men to examine and perform minor circumcision. However, diabetics are very susceptible to infections, so when performing this surgery, you should choose a reputable medical facility that ensures good sterility.

In addition, men with diabetes can experience low blood sugar during sex. This reduces excitement, greatly affects the psyche as well as confidence when “in battle” of the gentlemen.

Improve physiology for men with diabetes

Diabetes greatly affects sexual ability as well as quality of life. When having diabetes, men need to pay attention to the following: regularly control blood sugar within the allowable limit: when fasting from 4.4 -7.2 mmol/L; less than 10 mmol/L after eating 2 hours; good control of blood cholesterol: LDL cholesterol below 2.6 mmol/L (100 mg/dL)

On the other hand, the patient needs to take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Building a scientific diet and exercise regimen. Diabetics should limit starch, sugar, fat from animals, eat more green vegetables, fruits; Exercise regularly, at least 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

In particular, today, scientists clearly show a link between diabetes and male hormone levels. This discovery has opened up a new direction in restoring basic health as well as physiological ability for men with diabetes. Accordingly, in order to effectively and safely regulate blood sugar in the blood, men need to maintain a steady level of endogenous male hormone (produced by the body).

According to GS.TS.BS Tran Quan Anh, Head of the Department of Andrology – Tam Anh General Hospital, Hanoi, Testosterone is an important hormone that determines almost all of the physiological health and overall health of men. gender. The decline in Testosterone leads to physiological health problems such as decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, decreased sperm quantity and quality as well as systemic health problems such as increased belly fat and body fat, reduced muscle and bone mass, increased risk of metabolic problems (diabetes) as well as stress, difficulty concentrating, memory loss.

Therefore, men with diabetes, besides carefully monitoring their health, having a healthy diet and exercising, can use more natural essences such as Eurycoma Longifolia, essence from French sea pine. and ocean oysters have the effect of increasing endogenous Testosterone and Nitric Oxide. As a result, it is possible to improve overall health: stabilize blood sugar, stabilize blood pressure and reduce the risk of obesity. At the same time, these essences also help to enhance physiology: increase libido, increase sperm quality and quantity, improve erectile dysfunction and maintain full vitality, help men regain their style and nature. men’s domain in a strong, safe and sustainable way.

Mr. Ngoc

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