Diabetes is one of the most common diseases worldwide. Diabetes causes ED very often: men with diabetes are three times more likely to have problems with potency than men who do not suffer from this disorder.
The risk of developing ED increases if you suffer from diabetes for a long time and if your blood sugar levels are high.
Though practically all men with diabetes have problems with erections, these problems can be successfully solved by proper treatment.
Diabetes has a negative impact on a peripheral nerve function which is associated with bad peripheral blood flow. Bad blood inflow into penis results in inability to have or maintain normal erections in men.
Diabetes often causes damage to the nerves of the penis. This damage negates male’s ability to have erections.
In case blood sugar level is constantly high or over the normal level the nitric oxide (NO) necessary for normal erection process is not produced in enough amounts. That is why high blood sugar level prevents natural erection process to occur.
To make the impact of the disease less negative, you can stop smoking, make more physical exercises and control your blood sugar level regularly. Special diet and medical therapy can also help to avoid developing of ED.