We Can Help Men with Diabetes
According to a study by the Canadian Diabetes Association, 34-45% of men with diabetes are affected by erectile dysfunction. Because diabetes affects men of all ages it is a leading cause of erectile dysfunction in younger men.
Diabetes can present many complications throughout the body and lead to heart disease, cardiovascular problems, poor blood circulation and can cause degeneration of eyesight and hearing. In order for a man to have healthy erectile function he must be able to get adequate blood supply to the penis. Because diabetes can inhibit blood flow to the extremities and cause nerve damage it can make it exceedingly difficult to get high-pressure, steady circulation of blood to the genitals. Diabetes can also damage blood vessels in the penis, hardening them, so they aren’t malleable enough to become engorged with blood. Diabetes can also cause neuropathy, which deadens the sensation of penile nerves.
How The Boston Method Can Help
As part of The Boston Method, we not only can prescribe a personally-tailored treatment for ED, but perform a set of diagnostic tests to determine the quality of penile blood flow and level of neuropathy. After a thorough assessment, your Boston Medical Group physician will recommend a course of treatment appropriate for your individual case of ED. Intracavernous pharmacotherapy is the preferred method of treatment for men with diabetes at Boston Medical Group and has proven to be very effective. A study by the Institute of Human Biology in Milan, Italy found that after prescribing intracavernous pharmacotherapy to 60 diabetic patients, all were able to attain a rigid erection suitable for sexual performance.
What is Intracavernous Pharmacotherapy (ICP)?
ICP is the first major erectile dysfunction treatment introduced to the market in the early 1980s. ICP has proven to be a very effective treatment and can help men who cannot take ED pills due to cardiovascular problems or because they take nitrates for chest pains. ICP is favored by many men because it can get them ready for sex in around five minutes, whereas ED pills can take up to 30 minutes to take effect. ICP is also safe because it doesn’t counteract with any diabetes medications, is applied locally and has few side effects. ICP is also popular with men who experience premature ejaculation because ICP-induced erections can last for up to an hour and only subside after the medication has worn off; not after ejaculation. This allows them to have sex until their partner is completely fulfilled. ICP is administered as a painless injection at the base of the penis and may cause a minimal amount of pain at the injection site. Most men have no problem with the injections because the base of the penis has very few nerve endings.
Source: Canadian Diabetes Association