While type 2 diabetes and ED are two separate medical conditions, there is a strong link between them. Men who are diagnosed with diabetes are 2-3 times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men without diabetes. Furthermore, ED can also be the first symptom of type 2 diabetes for men 45 and under.
The Connection Between Diabetes and ED
There are several factors that lead to the strong correlation between diabetes and ED. Diabetes can impair blood vessel, muscle and nerve function, as well as impact hormone levels, making it almost impossible not to face some kind of ED. Currently, approximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, and half of them are men. Of those men, aged 40-70, who are properly diagnosed, 10% experience severe ED, and an additional 25% have moderate ED. Unfortunately, due to the stigma associated with this condition, many men go undiagnosed entirely.
One study by the Boston University Medical Center found that 50% of men who have type 2 diabetes will develop ED within 5-10 years of the diagnosis. If the men are also dealing with heart disease, the odds of developing this condition are even higher. However, if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, there is a chance you can reverse your symptoms with treatments from Los Angeles’s leading ED specialist in conjunction with adopting a healthier lifestyle.
The Risk Factors for ED
There are many different risk factors that elevate your chance of developing diabetes-related complications, including ED. These factors include:
- Your blood sugar is not properly managed.
- You are dealing with high levels of stress or anxiety.
- You have depression.
- You have a poor diet or low activity levels.
- You are obese.
- You smoke or drink too much alcohol.
- You take medications for diabetes that also lead to ED.
How Can Your ED Be Treated?
Choosing to visit a Los Angeles-area leader in ED treatment is your best bet. Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar specializes in effective and long-term treatments for ED to improve your body’s own circulation, including extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT), which uses low-intensity shock waves to promote new blood vessel growth, and PRP/Stem Cell injections, where your body’s own stem cells are used to heal damaged blood vessels. You don’t need to live with discomfort and shame, treatment is only a call away. We can work with you to determine the most appropriate treatment for your erectile dysfunction due to diabetes.
Treat Your ED with Help from Dr. Padra Gad Nourparvar
If you are tired of expensive treatments in the Los Angeles area that only offer you short-term results and that are invasive or uncomfortable, it’s time to explore cutting-edge alternatives. To learn more about our natural and innovative solutions to ED, pain treatment and men’s health, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Los Angeles’ leading ED expert. Give us a call today at (213) 797-0902 to learn more.
The claims made in this blog are based on ongoing research. Results may vary based on individual patient medical conditions and age. A consultation with our Board Certified, trained physician will be scheduled before any treatments to ensure your eligibility.