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How to prevent Sexual Problems in Diabetics?

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Jan 14, 2013
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  • Diabetes can lead to complications, including sexual health issues.
  • Make healthy lifestyle changes and choices.
  • Losing excess weight and increasing your daily physical activity helps.
  • If you are a smoker, you need to stop.

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Diabetes can lead to complications, including sexual health issues. Mostly, men with diabetes than women may experience some kind of sexual problems or a loss of sexual desire as a result of diabetes.

 

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Healthy lifestyle changes

 

To keep yourself in tip-top shape, you need to make healthy lifestyle changes and choices. Losing excess weight and increasing your daily physical activity helps improve sexual function. Being physically active can help prevent the long-term complications of diabetes.

 

Take control of blood sugar

You need to take matters into your own hands and learn to control your blood sugar. Good blood sugar control can prevent the nerve and blood vessel complications that is the reason for many a health problem, including erectile dysfunction. Lower your risk of sexual and urologic problems by keeping blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels close to the target numbers your health care provider recommends.

 

Quit smoking

If you are a smoker, you need to stop! Quitting will lower the risk of developing sexual and urologic problems due to nerve damage and also lower the risk for other health problems related to diabetes, including heart attack, stroke, and kidney disease. Smoking and tobacco use causes blood vessels to narrow, contributing to blockages that can lead to sexual problems.

 

 

 

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