Diabetes Goes Beyond the Pancreas
Posted on September 5, 2018
Health conditions and illnesses tend to build on each other – if you have one condition, it may lead to another, and that condition could lead to something else. Sometimes, these conditions may not even seem to be related, which can be frustrating for many individuals as they search for a diagnosis and treatment.
Two of those seemingly unrelated conditions are diabetes and erectile dysfunction. This connection may sound odd because one condition affects the pancreas and the other affects the penis, but erectile dysfunction is frequently linked to diabetes. Dr. Joel Singer can treat individuals living with diabetes-related ED using fat stem cell therapy.
Diabetes and Erectile Dysfunction: What’s the Connection?
Erectile dysfunction is a common side effect of diabetes because diabetes can cause damage to the nerves and blood vessels in the lower body, including the pelvic region and, subsequently, the penis. In fact, 60 to 70 percent of people who are living with diabetes have some level of peripheral neuropathy, and men living with diabetes are three times more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than men without diabetes.
Men who have had diabetes for long periods of time or have had complications because of their diabetes have a significant risk of developing ED. Additionally, those who do not have their blood sugar under control also have a higher chance of developing ED than their peers who control their diabetes.
Other Causes of Erectile Dysfunction
In addition to diabetes, other conditions can cause the development of ED. Some of these conditions include:
- Low testosterone
- Metabolic syndrome
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Peyronie’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spinal cord injuries
- Use of some medications, including antidepressants, antihistamines, blood pressure medication and prostate cancer medications
- Recreational drug use
- Depression and anxiety
How Can Fat Stem Cell Therapy Help Treat Erectile Dysfunction?
One way that fat stem cell therapy can help to treat erectile dysfunction is by lowering the inflammation of damaged peripheral nerves. Fat stem cell therapy can also help to regenerate damaged blood vessels and replace scar tissue with new, healthy cells.
Find out more about Park Avenue Stem Cell’s fat stem cell therapy for the treatment of ED by calling 888-386-4751 today.