According to Webmd.com, studies show that up to 75% of men with diabetes will also experience erectile dysfunction. Erectile Dysfunction (also known as ED or impotency) is when a man has difficulty getting or maintaining an erection.
Diabetes is a disease where the body struggles to produce insulin, causing elevated glucose levels in the blood. Elevated blood sugar levels may damage blood vessels and nerves, resulting in ED. Over 30 million Americans have diabetes, and over half of those are men. Unfortunately, the popular ED treatments, the ones you see on TV, are often entirely ineffective for men who also have diabetes. Other health conditions such as heart disease or high cholesterol that are common in men with diabetes can also contribute to the problem.
Managing your diabetes is the first step in improving your health. Medicare Part B provides coverage for treatment and management of diabetes. This includes coverage for doctor’s visits related to diabetes and also diabetes self-management tools such as glucose monitors, lancets and test strips. Part B pays for 80% of the cost of these treatments after you first satisfy your annual Part B deductible.
Medicare Part D also provides coverage for many medications designed to treat diabetes. However, Medicare does not usually cover medications related to ED. Fortunately, there are private pay treatment options available for men with diabetes who also experience ED.
ED Treatments for Men with Diabetes
Trimix has a 97% success rate in men with ED, regardless of any medical condition, including diabetes. And, bonus – it is usually far less expensive. Trimix is a self-administered injectable medication that includes three drugs which work together to help overcome ED. It is customized and compounded for each individual patient.
There’s also a new in-office treatment available – wave therapy. It’s been available in Europe for years, and is now approved for use in the U.S., too. It uses sound wave technology to open clogged blood vessels and stimulate the growth of new vessels. This results in improved blood flow, resulting in harder, more sustainable erections.
Testosterone therapy may also be helpful for some men. This hormone can be administered in injections, gels, oral tablets and wearable patches. Some Medicare Part D plans will cover testosterone.
These treatments provide important options for many men who suffer from sexual dysfunction and for their partners as well. Sex is more than just a physical act. It is a bonding, a closeness, a reaffirmation of desire and/or love. A healthy sex life is an important component to everyone’s happiness and relationship. It is a key factor in the overall quality of life for adults of any age.
If diabetes and ED are teaming up to bring you down, consider treatment options from clinics that specialize in treating ED.
Diabetes and ED – Where to get help
Today many physicians now understand the link between diabetes and ED. Seek help from licensed physicians who specialize in treating erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and Low Testosterone. You will find that they also provide a confidential environment for patients, where they can feel comfortable asking questions about these very personal issues.
This is a guest post by our friends at American Male Medical. You can visit their website at https://americanmalemedical.com or find them on Facebook to learn more about confidential options for treatment of ED.