Looking for a COVID-19 test?

CareClues partner hospitals and clinics have been approved by ICMR to conduct COVID-19 RT-PCR test.

im male 45 years. In the last 6-7 months, im finding it hard to get an erection..i kept quiet for sm time thinking it could be due to low mood bt now I feel the problem is something else and deeper. I ws diagnosed with diabetes type 2 1 year bk and im on diabetes medicines since then. Cud tht be a reason? what causes erectile dysfunction in men?
asked-ques-count-icon 1 doctor answered

Erectile dysfunction is caused by a number of physical or psychological triggers, or a mix of both. Among the physical causes, diabetes (particularly type 2) is a major one. 50% of individuals diagnosed with type 2 diabetes start facing troubles with erection within a couple of years. In your case, it’s highly likely that the issue is stemming from diabetes. In some cases, ED occurs even before the detection of diabetes. Immoderate blood glucose levels harm blood vessels and nerves, in turn, affecting the ability for erection. Related chronic conditions visible with diabetes like high BP or heart disease can also cause or worsen ED. You ought to let know your doctor and figure out a suitable treatment. Oral drugs, suppositories, injectable medications, vacuum constrictive devices and penile implants are usually the treatment options resorted to. The doctor may also advise you to better manage your diabetes, alter your medications and ask you to make healthy lifestyle choices to improve your condition.

Was this answer helpful?
Would you rather have a conversation with a doctor?
Consult Verified
Doctors Online
92 users currently consulting online.
Trending Topics: Fever, Sex therapy
Ask a FREE question to our experts!
Worried about your health? You can ask a free question right here and our experts will answer at the earliest. Tell us your symptoms (for eg: high fever, dry cough), provide some background or history of the problem (for eg: exists since childhood or last 3 months), mention your age, sex and any other information that you think might be important. Get free health tips, medical advice and much more from our in-house specialists.
92 anonymous users currently online