The most common treatments for Erectile Dysfunction(ED) or are PDE-5 inhibitors, such as Viagra or Cialis, which you may have heard of before. These medications primarily increase blood flow to the corpus cavernosum (the shaft of the penis) which encourages an erection. These medications tend to be very effective in creating an erection, however, they …
Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is one of the common sexual problems in men and there are many causes for Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Endocrine disorders like Diabetes Mellitus or thyroid can be a part of this picture. They can complicate other hormone flow in the body or that can complicate the vasculature in the corpus cavernosum (the shaft of the penis) preventing an erection. Of course the most common endocrine disorder affecting erections is hypogonadism more commonly known as low testosterone or low T. This is a condition that presents more like a syndrome meaning that the symptoms are very different from patient to patient. However, one common symptom is more poor erections coupled typically with lower libido (sex drive). Sometimes erections fail simply because the desire just is not there. Occasionally testosterone replacement can improve erections, however, this is not always the case.
Diabetes can lead to many other complications in the body including renal disease and failure which can perpetuate Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Arterio and atherosclerosis are also conditions that tend to run alongside diabetes, and these conditions are well known to cause Erectile Dysfunction (ED). In this way sometimes Erectile Dysfunction (ED) can suggest an underlying cardiovascular condition. Once should always check with a physician to ensure they are healthy enough to take medications that treat Erectile Dysfunction (ED), but beyond this Erectile Dysfunction (ED) may suggest other health concerns, so listen to your body and make sure you get this checked out.