Sex, Urinary, and Bladder Problems of Diabetes
- Sexual and urological problems of diabetes facts*
- Introduction to sexual and urological problems of diabetes
- Diabetes and sexual problems
- What sexual problems can occur in men with diabetes?
- What sexual problems can occur in women with diabetes?
- Diabetes and urologic problems
- Who is at risk for developing sexual and urologic problems of diabetes?
- Can diabetes-related sexual and urologic problems be prevented?
- Sexual and Urologic Problems of Diabetes At A Glance
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Sexual and urological problems of diabetes facts*
*Sexual and urological problems of diabetes facts Medically Edited by: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
- Sexual and urologic complications of diabetes occur because of the damage diabetes can cause to blood vessels and nerves.
- Both women and men can develop sexual problems from diabetes.
- Sexual problems in men with diabetes include erectile dysfunction and retrograde ejaculation.
- Sexual problems in women with diabetes include vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, decreased libido, and decreased or absent sexual response.
- People with diabetes may experience bladder problems such as overactive bladder, poor control of sphincter muscles that surround the urethra, urine retention, and urinary tract infections.
- Those people with diabetes who are at risk of sexual or urologic problems include people who have poor glucose and blood pressure control; have high levels of cholesterol; are overweight, are over the age of 40 years, those that smoke, and lack of physical activity.
- Individuals with diabetes can lower their risk of sexual and urologic problems by controlling glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol numbers; being physically active and maintaining a healthy weight; and smoking cessation.
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