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Is Viagra Suitable For Diabetics?

When Viagra Doesn’t Work

When Viagra Doesn’t Work

Treating Erectile Dysfunction Erectile dysfunction is a common occurrence in men with diabetes. The incidence of erectile dysfunction increases progressively with age, from 5% in men age 20 to 75% in men over age 65. The cause of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes is usually related to a decrease in the blood supply to the penis as well as to injury to the nerves that are responsible for the erection mechanism. A decrease in testosterone production has also been identified as the cause in some men with diabetes. Since 1998, when sildenafil (brand name Viagra) first came on the market, oral therapy has been successfully used to treat erectile dysfunction in many men with diabetes. (Sildenafil was followed in 2003 by the drugs tadalafil [Cialis], vardenafil [Levitra] and avanafil [Stendra], which work in much the same way.) Some 50% of men with Type 1 diabetes who try the drugs report improved erections, and some 60% men with Type 2 diabetes do, too. However, that leaves a large percentage of men with diabetes and erectile dysfunction who do not respond to therapy with one of these pills. This article takes a look at what can be done to treat those men who do not respond to oral therapy. Why therapy fails There are a number of reasons a man may not achieve the desired result from an oral erectile dysfunction drug. In some cases, a man may experience drug side effects severe enough to outweigh any potential benefit of taking the drug. Possible side effects of these drugs include headache, facial flushing, nasal congestion, and transient abnormal vision. (In October 2007, the FDA added a warning about sudden hearing loss to the package labels of oral erectile dysfunction drugs. While it’s not absolutely clear that the drugs can cause sudden hearing loss, a number o Continue reading >>

Diabetics Share Viagra Experiences

Diabetics Share Viagra Experiences

Diabetics Share Viagra Experiences Click Here to Order Viagra Note: If you are taking any medication or have any medical condition, consult with your physician before taking any new medicine, including Viagra. No Side Effects My wife & I suspected I had ED and hence consulted my GP. 50 mg was sufficient to get me going in an hour. My boner was hard and my wife really liked it. I lasted for 45 minutes before I shot the first load. After an hour or so, I was ready as a rock. Another 30 minutes of riding with the wife I came with an explosion. I take diabetic medication and cholesterol tablets. I have had no side effects. Great blue diamond. I had the feeling I can control the orgasm at will. Great discovery !! - Jo, Age 46, New Zealand\ 50 mg works great I started taking Viagra about a year ago and it is great. I started off taking 100mg. now I take only 50mg. it works great. After suffering from Diabetes and I had completely lost my ability to satisfy my wife. But now we have sex and she loves it as well. The only side effect that I have noticed is Indigestion afterwards. Keep It Up! - Age 37, Tennessee My Fears Were Allayed I am 51 years old. My wife is 34 years old. Since I have had type II diabetes for 11 years it began to affect my ability to maintain an erection. I could always get one but it would not last more than a few minutes before getting soft. When my wife would give me one of her excellent blowjobs I would get erect. Then as we repositioned for intercourse it would go soft. After a number of times of this frustration I decided to talk to my doctor about the problem. He informed me that the problem is typical in patients with diabetes and so he prescribed 100mg tabs and to take 1/2 tab a half hour before sex. Well, I had my doubts but I took the 50mg and wai Continue reading >>

The 411 On Diabetes And Ed (erectile Dysfunction)

The 411 On Diabetes And Ed (erectile Dysfunction)

Nicho las Gibson is a 20-year type 1 diabetic and sociology Ph.D. student and Instructor at the University of Hawai'i at MÄnoa. He has 5 years of management experience at diabetes summer camps for kids, and over a year of clinical research oversight at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. His current research interests include the intersection of technology and self-care, and the impact of knowledge and technology on patient self-concept. He joins us today for our 411 series on diabetes complications to fill us in on one of the "touchier subjects," which seemed especially appropriate for February, the month of love. Special to the 'Mine by Nick Gibson Aloha DiabetesMine readers! I'm appearing here to talk about something almost every single healthy, or unhealthy, male PWD deals with: Erectile Dysfunction (ED). As a twenty-year type 1 diabetic veteran (and 29-year-old guy) I've had my share of conversations with my numerous doctors and endocrinologists about the risks of diabetes mismanagement. I have absolutely had those fearful flashes of "what if I can't get it up?" Dealing with the day-to-day aspects of diabetes self-care is difficult enough without worrying about potentially speeding up the loss of function in our lower half. Conversations about ED with our docs are not always pleasant, as they can be uncomfortable, worrisome, and at times scary. That said, advice from medical professionals at the Joslin Diabetes Center and the Mayo Clinic seems to follow some distinct patterns, and these patterns are quite hopeful. Seriously guys, the earlier you bring this up with your medical professionals, the better by far. So, let's talk. What is ED? The intersection of romance, sex and diabetes is nothing new here at the 'Mine. Today's 411 topic, Erectile Dysf Continue reading >>

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'Little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease The little blue pill not only helps men get it up during sex, it may also up insulin sensitivity among diabetics. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found sildenafil the drug that treats erectile dysfunction (ED) can ward off type 2 diabetes in those with prediabetes, while reducing the risk of heart and kidney disease. In the U.S., 29 million Americans have diabetes and three in 10 adults have prediabetes, according to the Societys Endocrine Facts and Figures report . Without intervention, 30 percent of people with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within five years. Dr. Nancy J. Brown, author of the study from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., believes additional strategies, like sildenafil, are necessary to help slow the progression from prediabetes to diabetes. "Weight loss and exercise regimens can be difficult to maintain, and some current medications have been limited by concerns about adverse effects. Sildenafil and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising number of diabetes diagnoses," she saidin the press release . Sildenafil, typically known for treating ED, works by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down the natural blood vessel-relaxing chemical, cGMP. The drug has been proven to increase insulin sensitivity in mice, but the effectof the drug on humans with prediabetes hasbeen unknown. Someone who is insulin sensitive requires smaller amounts of insulin to lower blood sugar levels than someone who has a low sensitivity, or is insulin resistant. Insulin resistance occurs when there are high blood sugar levels in the bodyand the Continue reading >>

Could Viagra Be A Cure For Diabetes? Erectile Dysfunction Pills Could Be Miracle Treatment

Could Viagra Be A Cure For Diabetes? Erectile Dysfunction Pills Could Be Miracle Treatment

Viagra may help ward off diabetes, new research has suggested. Popping the male fertility pill is also said to lowers heart and kidney disease risk in people with pre-diabetes. Researchers found the medication sildenafil - a medication used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension - is sold under Viagra and other trade names. It's this that's said to improves insulin sensitivity in people with pre-diabetes. Insulin resistance precedes the development of Type 2 diabetes, which is characterised by high blood sugar levels and ensues when a person can't produce enough of the hormone insulin or insulin does not work properly to clear sugar from the bloodstream. Research shows without intervention as many as 30 per cent of people with pre-diabetes are likely to develop Type 2 diabetes within five years. Doctor Nancy Brown, of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the US, said: "We need additional strategies to help slow the progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes. "Weight loss and exercise regimens can be difficult to maintain, and some current medications have been limited by concerns about adverse effects. "Sildenafil and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising number of diabetes diagnoses." The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, involved 51 overweight people with pre-diabetes being treated with either Viagra or a matching placebo for three months. Fri, October 2, 2015 The Top 10 most contagious illnesses The participants underwent a hyperglycemic clamp prior to and at the end of treatment to assess glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and estimate insulin sensitivity. Urine samples were also collected for measurement of albumin and creatinine - indicators of heart and ren Continue reading >>

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: 'little Blue Pill' Reduces Insulin Resistance Without Risk Of Heart And Kidney Disease

The “little blue pill” not only helps men “get it up” during sex, it may also up insulin sensitivity among diabetics. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found sildenafil — the drug that treats erectile dysfunction (ED) — can ward off type 2 diabetes in those with prediabetes, while reducing the risk of heart and kidney disease. In the U.S., 29 million Americans have diabetes and three in 10 adults have prediabetes, according to the Society’s Endocrine Facts and Figures report. Without intervention, 30 percent of people with prediabetes are likely to develop type 2 diabetes within five years. Dr. Nancy J. Brown, author of the study from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn., believes additional strategies, like sildenafil, are necessary to help slow the progression from prediabetes to diabetes. "Weight loss and exercise regimens can be difficult to maintain, and some current medications have been limited by concerns about adverse effects. Sildenafil and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising number of diabetes diagnoses," she said in the press release. Sildenafil, typically known for treating ED, works by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down the natural blood vessel-relaxing chemical, cGMP. The drug has been proven to increase insulin sensitivity in mice, but the effect of the drug on humans with prediabetes has been unknown. Someone who is insulin sensitive requires smaller amounts of insulin to lower blood sugar levels than someone who has a low sensitivity, or is insulin resistant. Insulin resistance occurs when there are high blood sugar levels in the body and the individual cannot produce enough insulin, or insulin does not function properly to clear s Continue reading >>

Related Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

Related Erectile Dysfunction Treatments

"In most cases, erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes improves if blood sugar levels are managed effectively. " Dr Louisa Draper View ED Treatments From £20 Many men will experience erectile dysfunction at some point in their lives. However, men who have diabetes are more likely to encounter ED and are likely to experience erection problems at a younger age. Does diabetes cause erectile dysfunction? Type 1 diabetes occurs when your body cannot produce adequate levels of insulin. This type of diabetes affects young and old people alike. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body develops a resistance to insulin due to overproduction. It is more common in patients over 45. If not properly controlled, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes can cause complications due to high blood sugar levels. Over time, these high levels can cause irreversible nerve damage and narrow your blood vessels. While nerve damage may affect the sensitivity of your penis, blood vessel damage can affect the blood flow to your penis and make it more difficult for you to get an erection. Men who have diabetes are also more likely to suffer from other conditions which increase your risk of ED. These include high blood pressure, heart problems, hormonal problems and depression. Some of these conditions are treated with medications which can have ED as a side effect. Keeping your diabetes under control will help you avoid other health problems and reduce your risk of ED. Is ED caused by diabetes permanent? In most cases, erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes improves if blood sugar levels are managed effectively. Type 1 diabetes is incurable and will require careful monitoring throughout life. Type 2 diabetes develops in adulthood. It is also incurable but it can in some cases be stopped by a change in exe Continue reading >>

Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfuntion: It’s Treatable!

Don’t Ignore Erectile Dysfuntion: It’s Treatable!

If you are a man with diabetes, we’ve got good news and bad news about your sex life. The bad news: Men with diabetes are three times more likely to report having problems with sex than non-diabetic men. The most common sexual problem is Erectile Dysfunction, or ED, sometimes called impotence. Even worse, because ED is such a private issue, many men feel embarrassed to discuss the problem with their doctor, or even their partner, so the problem is never addressed. The good news: ED is one of the most treatable complications of diabetes. In fact, over 95 percent of cases can be successfully treated. With proven treatments available, diabetic men with ED have options. It isn’t something you—or your partner—should have to live with. What ED Is—and What It Isn’t ED means the repeated inability to achieve or sustain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Although sexual vigor generally declines with age, a man who is healthy, physically and emotionally, should be able to produce erections, and enjoy sexual intercourse, regardless of his age. ED is not an inevitable part of the aging process. ED does not mean: • An occasional failure to achieve an erection. The adage is true: It really does happen to everyone. All men experience occasional difficulties with erection, usually related to fatigue, illness, alcohol or drug use, or stress. It isn’t fun, but it is totally normal. • Diminished interest in sex. ED occurs when a man is interested in sex, but still cannot achieve or maintain an erection. Many men with diabetes also experience a decreased sex drive, often as a result of hormone imbalances or depression. Decreased sex drive is quite treatable, but it is treated differently from ED. • Problems with ejaculation. Such problems often indicate a st Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Erectile Dysfunction

Diabetes And Erectile Dysfunction

Diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension), elevations in blood lipids or cholesterol are considered blood vessel problems and have all been associated with Erectile Dysfunction. The blood vessel abnormalities caused by these diseases affect vessels throughout the body and often produce other symptoms of vascular diseases. Diabetics and patients with hypertension frequently have heart disease. These conditions typically interfere with the ability of the penile vessels to work properly and ultimately cause ED. ED & Diabetes Dr. J. Francois Eid discusses the relationship between ED and Diabetes. Diabetes is one of the most common causes of ED. Men who have Diabetes are three times more likely to have Erectile Dysfunction than men who do not have Diabetes. Among men with ED, those with Diabetes are likely to have experienced the problem as much as 10 to 15 years earlier than men without Diabetes. A recent study of a clinic population revealed that 5% of the men with ED also had undiagnosed Diabetes. The risk of ED increases with the number of years you have Diabetes and the severity of your Diabetes. Even though 20% to 75% of men with Diabetes have ED, it can be successfully managed in almost all men. In regards to high blood pressure, this makes the heart work harder to pump blood which can prevent blood flow from reaching the penis and in turn prevent an erection. Recent reports say that close to 2 out of 3 men report a change in the quality of their erections if they have high blood pressure. It is established that Diabetes affects not only peripheral nerve function but peripheral blood flow as well. The association between Diabetes and ED was first documented in 1978. Men with Diabetes have four main risk factors for ED. First, diabetes can cause damage to nerves (ne Continue reading >>

Erectile Dysfunction And Diabetes

Erectile Dysfunction And Diabetes

It is estimated that about 35% to 75% of men with diabetes will experience at least some degree of erectile dysfunction -- also called ED or impotence -- during their lifetime. Men with diabetes tend to develop erectile dysfunction 10 to 15 years earlier than men without diabetes. As men with diabetes age, erectile dysfunction becomes even more common. Above the age of 50, the likelihood of having difficulty with an erection occurs in approximately 50% to 60% of men with diabetes. Above age 70, there is about a 95% likelihood of having some difficulty with erectile dysfunction. The causes of erectile dysfunction in men with diabetes are complex and involve impairments in nerve, blood vessel, and muscle function. To get an erection, men need healthy blood vessels, nerves, male hormones, and a desire to be sexually stimulated. Diabetes can damage the blood vessels and nerves that control erection. Therefore, even if you have normal amounts of male hormones and you have the desire to have sex, you still may not be able to achieve a firm erection. Men with diabetes having trouble with achieving and/or maintaining an erection can take oral medications like sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra), tadalafil (Adcirca,Cialis), avanafil (Stendra), or vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn). However, because people with diabetes also tend to have problems with their heart, these medications may not be appropriate and could cause dangerous interactions with some heart medicines. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment is best. Additional treatments men with diabetes might want to consider include intracavernous injection therapy, vacuum erection (not constriction) devices, venous constriction devices (for venous leak syndrome), intraurethral therapy, penile prostheses (inflatable and malleable) Continue reading >>

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: Increasing More Than Just Your Blood Flow?

Viagra For Type 2 Diabetes: Increasing More Than Just Your Blood Flow?

The “little blue pill” known well for its use in treating erectile dysfunction (ED) was recently touted for a lesser-known effect: increasing your sensitivity to insulin. The study, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism found that the drug, sildenafil–commonly known by its brandname, Viagra–“works by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down the natural blood vessel-relaxing chemical, cGMP,” explains MedicalDaily. “Weight loss and exercise regimens can be difficult to maintain, and some current medications have been limited by concerns about adverse effects. Sildenafil and related drugs could offer a potential avenue for addressing the rising number of diabetes diagnoses,” explains Dr. Nancy J. Brown from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, who led the study. The research team recruited 51 participants, all of whom were overweight and already diagnosed with pre-diabetes. For three consecutive months, the participants were then given 25 milligrams of sildenafil three times per day or a placebo treatment. “They underwent a hyperglycemic clamp prior to and at the end of treatment to measure glucose-stimulated insulin secretion and their insulin sensitivity. Urine samples were also collected for measurement of albumin and creatinine, which are indicators of heart and kidney health,” explains MedicalDaily. After three months, blood tests clearly showed that the group treated with sildenafil were more sensitive to their own insulin production. They also showed reduced levels of albumin in their urine which can be interpreted as a side-effect of better kidney and heart function possibly due to the increased sensitivity to insulin. Albumin levels increase in those with impaired kidney and heart function–both of which Continue reading >>

Viagra: Sex Drug Could Reduce Risk Of Men With Type 2 Diabetes Dying From Heart Disease

Viagra: Sex Drug Could Reduce Risk Of Men With Type 2 Diabetes Dying From Heart Disease

“They found it was very useful for people who were suffering from erectile dysfunction.” Phil said: “People must have been surprised the first time they discovered that.” Viagra is widely prescribed for men who are diabetic as one of the symptoms of diabetes is erectile dysfunction. The drug works by relaxing blood vessels, improving blood flow to the penis. People with the condition are at twice the risk of others of developing heart disease, partly because the hearts of diabetics become less efficient over time. Dr Zoe added: “In this study, researchers have looked over the past seven years at men who have been taking viagra for erectile dysfunction. “They have found these people are 50 per cent less likely to have died from heart disease over that period.” Holly said that was a huge amount of people. “It works for type 1 as well but this study focuses on people who have been taking it for type 2,” added Dr Zoe. “They are not taking it every day or every month. On average they have taken it 16 times over the past seven years.” Mon, August 15, 2016 Here are out top 10 foods to prevent heart disease. The study of 6,000 British men could pave the way for erectile dysfunction pills to be prescribed regularly for men with diabetes. Researchers studied the health records of 5,956 men with type 2 diabetes, aged between 40 and 89 and found that of that group, 1,359 took erectile dysfunction drugs called PDE5 inhibitors - of which Viagra is one form. his comes after it was revealed the sex drug Viagra could soon be used to treat hundreds of thousands of heart failure patients and even prevent fatal heart attacks. /life-style/health/679918/Viagra-heart-attacks-treat-sex-drug-Erectile-dysfunction Continue reading >>

Erectile Dysfunction And Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions

Erectile Dysfunction And Diabetes: Frequently Asked Questions

Diabetes and erectile dysfunction are two conditions that often go together. Here are the answers to several common questions about diabetes and how it affects sexual function in men. How prevalent is ED in men with diabetes? Anywhere from 35% to 75% of men with diabetes will experience erectile dysfunction (ED) during their lifetime. Men who have diabetes tend to develop ED about a decade sooner than non-diabetic men. After age 50, approximately 50 to 60% of men with diabetes experience ED. After age 70, up to 95% of diabetic men experience some degree of ED. Overall, men who are diabetic are two to three times more likely to experience ED than non-diabetic men. How does diabetic nerve damage contribute to ED? Progressive nerve damage is common in diabetics. Some nerves can be controlled consciously: for example, when a person wants to raise their arm, the brain transmits nerve impulses to the affected muscles. But nerve signals also control bodily processes that a person does not have conscious control over, such as the process of digestion. The nerves that control internal organs are called autonomic nerves, and these nerves may gradually become damaged due to diabetes. A man’s response to sexual stimuli is governed by autonomic nerve signals to the sexual organs, and when these nerves are damaged by diabetes, ED can result. The name for this type of nerve damage is autonomic neuropathy. How does diabetic blood vessel damage contribute to ED? Normal erections require adequate blood flow to the sex organs. In a normal erection, the pressure within what is called the intracavernosal space within the penis increases, choking off outflow of blood. With more blood flowing into the penis than out, the result is an erection. Adequate levels of nitric oxide within the sexu Continue reading >>

Sildenafil Citrate For Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction In Men With Type 1 Diabetes

Sildenafil Citrate For Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction In Men With Type 1 Diabetes

Results of a randomized controlled trial Abstract OBJECTIVE—In the 5–10% of diabetic men with type 1 diabetes, erectile dysfunction (ED) may be a particularly common and unwanted complication. This is the first study focusing exclusively on the effects of sildenafil in men with type 1 diabetes and ED. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS—A total of 188 patients were entered into a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, flexible-dose study and were randomized to receive sildenafil (25–100 mg; n = 95) or placebo (n = 93) for 12 weeks. Efficacy was evaluated using questions three (Q3; achieving an erection) and four (Q4; maintaining an erection) from the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), a global efficacy question (GEQ; “Did treatment improve your erections?”), and a patient event log of sexual activity. RESULTS—Improvements in mean scores from baseline to end-of-treatment for IIEF Q3 (35.7 vs. 19.9%) and Q4 (68.4 vs. 26.5%) were significant in patients receiving sildenafil compared with those receiving placebo (P = 0.0001). Moreover, the percent of improved erections (GEQ, 66.6 vs. 28.6%) and successful intercourse attempts (63 vs. 33%) was significantly increased with sildenafil compared with placebo. Improvements in sexual function were seen irrespective of the degree of ED severity. Adverse events were generally mild to moderate in severity, with headache (20 vs. 8%), flushing (18 vs. 3%), and dyspepsia (8 vs. 1%) reported more often in the sildenafil than in placebo-treated patients. CONCLUSIONS—Treatment with sildenafil for ED was effective, resulting in an increased percentage of successful attempts at intercourse, and was well tolerated among men with type 1 diabetes. According to the World Health Organization, the number of adults Continue reading >>

How Sildenafil Citrate (viagra) Treats Sexual Impotence In Diabetes Patients

How Sildenafil Citrate (viagra) Treats Sexual Impotence In Diabetes Patients

Sexual impotence is just one of the many symptoms that a person can experience with diabetes. According to the National Institutes of Health, approximately 10 percent of men with type 1 diabetes have erectile dysfunction as a common complication. A study was done with 188 patients to see if sildenafil citrate, the drug that is marketed as Viagra, was able to improve the overall quality of erections. The results were significant in comparison to the patients who were given the placebo. Sexual function was drastically improved. Headaches, flushing, and dyspepsia were seen as adverse effects, though these were in low numbers. The conclusion of the study showed that sildenafil citrate was in fact effective for erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil citrate helps to reduce the blood pressure in diabetic patients. When this occurs, it allows for hypertension to be controlled. This in turn helps with the atherosclerosis of the penile artery so that an erection can take place with greater frequency. Atherosclerosis is a buildup of fat, cholesterol and other substances that can lead to problems within the body. Just as it would be bad for it to build up in the arteries of the heart, it is bad when it builds up within the penile artery because it makes it harder for blood to flow to the penis for an erection. When the plaque is removed within the arteries, there is a greater amount of blood flow. This allows men with diabetes to experience an erection, thereby improving their overall sexual function. Approximately 135 million adults had diabetes in 1995 according to the World Health Organization and that number has only grown. In the past 10 to 15 years treatment options for erectile dysfunction have improved dramatically. The study that was conducted with sildenafil citrate focused on Continue reading >>

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