The Treatable Link Between Diabetes & ED

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Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition that isn’t spoken about enough, and many men dealing with ED often contribute it to an issue within the bedroom or a lack of attraction. ED is a sexual dysfunction but it is moreso linked to an underlying health problem within the body. This makes ED a symptom and not actually a condition within itself. Men who suffer from ED regularly should schedule an appointment with their urologist to make sure their sexual equipment is working properly, but there are other conditions that can lead to inadequate blood flow to the penis.

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One of the most common conditions suffered in the African American community is diabetes, and when blood sugar isn’t properly managed over an extended period of time, erectile dysfunction can result because of the neglect.  Mismanagement of blood sugar can lead to nerve and blood vessel damage making it difficult for blood to flow to the penis properly.