Erectile Dysfunction and heart disease can be caused by diabetes.
A recent study in the Journal of American Medicine Association (JAMA) magazine, looked at over 8000 males who came into the ER.
If they answered “Yes” when asked if they had erectile dysfunction they were then tested for diabetes using the common A1c test.
Over 2000 patients, close to 30% of the 8000, ultimately had an A1C showing they had diabetes.
And these men didn’t even know it!
Interesting to note is the fact that the most common reason these folks were in the emergency room was for heart conditions.
Importantly, heart disease and diabetes go hand in hand.
So why aren’t doctors screening more for diabetes?
When you call your doctor for medication for erectile dysfunction, you should check to see if you have diabetes first.
If so this may be the cause of your problem and managing your newly-founded disease will help you get back on track.
Never expect that your doctor will automatically do this check for you.
Typically, they have 6 minutes with you, their patient, and 2 minutes with every phone call.
Besides this, they have to figure out how to “code” the test for diabetes, A1c, so your insurance will pay for it.
You certainly don’t want the bill and ED is not a reason to test you that your insurance will accept.
What should I tell my doctors so they will test me when my main concern is erectile dysfunction?
See my guide, Reverse My Diabetes Now for these specific questions to get your doctor to order the test.
Why does diabetes cause erectile dysfunction?
Understand that your blood, not your tissues not your organs but your blood is full of sugar.
Sugar is sticky and so the small vessels that carry the blood stick together and cannot get blood to flow.
In order to have an erection, you must be able to get the blood to flow into his penis.
And if it cannot because the blood vessel has collapsed on itself because of the stickiness, it cannot do what it needs to do.
Can erectile dysfunction be reversed?
Like all chronic diseases caused by diabetes erectile dysfunction can be reversed if we get the sugar out of the blood.
But it also depends on how long the erectile dysfunction has been going on and how much damage it has caused to this blood vessel.
Your urologist will be able to tell you if the damage is permanent.
If not, how do we do that?
You have to watch and manage our A1C, that is the ultimate goal.
See my guide, Reverse My Diabetes Now.
A fun fact!
Also, an interesting fact to note is that people are not sleeping well these days.
So, in order to get a better night’s sleep, most folks are reaching for the #1 sleep aid in America today, which is Tylenol PM or Advil PM.
The problem with these medications is that the PM part of this over-the-counter drug is Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
Benadryl has the side effect of making you sleepy, so it is a good sleep aid.
However, Benadryl also has a side effect of erectile dysfunction.
So what steps should you take?
1 – see your doctor and get checked for diabetes
2 – how often are you taking Tylenol PM or Advil PM or any kind of benefit Benadryl product? Consider discontinuing it.
3 – Sex is a normal sleep aid. Always has been and always will be. Try this instead.
4 – Get this guide, Reverse My Diabetes Now.