DIABETES AND IMPOTENCEDid you know that your risk of ED (erectile dysfunction) shoots up if you suffer from diabetes?
30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, with 90% (27 million) classified as sufferers of Type II diabetes.
Type II diabetes is a form of diabetes often referred to as a ‘lifestyle disease’ where acquired insulin resistance leads to critically high circulating glucose levels that can lead to serious inflammation & physiological damage. What many people do not know, however, is that diabetes can lead to a seriously increased risk of ED, & that ED can provide a significant indicator of Type II diabetes.
Read on to find out why ED & diabetes are so closely inter-related – and how the Doctors Studio can help treat both, restoring your health & setting you on the path, once again, to optimized emotional health, sexual performance & wellness
What Exactly is Diabetes?
Diabetes is not a single condition or disease, but a group of metabolic diseases that are characterized by increased levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. You may already know that when your blood sugar drops quickly (for example after a large, sugary treat, like a big donut), you can sometimes feel dizzy or lethargic. This is because your body needs time to allow the pancreas to release a hormone called insulin, which allows glucose to enter our cells as glycogen. From there, our bodies use that glycogen for energy.
If you suffer from Type II diabetes, your pancreas is either unable to make enough insulin or the insulin your pancreas makes can’t work properly, meaning that glucose cannot enter your cells & be converted to glycogen to power your day-to-day activities. This is one major reason why fatigue, or lack of energy, is a common symptom of diabetes. As glucose cannot enter our cells, it remains in our blood, leading to excessively high blood sugar levels that just keep on rising. Your pancreas responds by releasing more & more insulin to try to counteract rising blood glucose levels.
Chronic overproduction of insulin can cause the pancreas to ‘tire out’, leading to the production of less and less insulin, placing a patient at risk of short-term inflammation, hyperglycemia & endothelial toxicity, & longer-term complications such as neuropathy (damage to the nerves), heart attack, stroke, foot problems, nephropathy (kidney problems), sexual dysfunction & gum disease.
Whilst genetic factors often contribute to the onset of the disease (e.g., a family history of diabetes), often Diabetes Type II manifests due to lifestyle choices; a high fat & sugar intake, for example, hypertension (caused by high stress, smoking, high alcohol intake or a sedentary lifestyle), low levels of HDL cholesterol, obesity & lack of exercise. Type II diabetics can live with the disease for years without being aware that they have it but might begin to experience symptoms, such as ED, where neurological and circulatory damage caused by diabetes disrupts blood flow to the areas of the body that need it most (in the case of ED, to the penis, inhibiting erections).
The ED/Diabetes Connection
ED is considered a potential indicator of Type II diabetes in men under 45 years of age. Studies show, in fact, that men with Type II diabetes typically experience age-related ED 10-15 years earlier than non-diabetics. Worse still, by the of 70, an overwhelming 95% of men with Type II diabetes can expect to experience ED. In fact, men who suffer from diabetes are up to three times more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction (ED). Whilst 50% of men will experience some form of ED in their lifetime, this statistic jumps to 75% amongst diabetic males. If you’re feeling less superhero, and more super tired, diabetes might be the cause.
Whilst ED can be caused by a myriad of factors, age plays a major factor, often caused by hormonal changes associated with andropause (the ‘male menopause’) &/or falling testosterone levels. Diabetes appears to skew the impact of age-related ED significantly. Stunningly, around half of all men with Type II diabetes will develop ED within 5-10 years of their initial diagnosis, with the risk of impotence significantly raised if they also suffer from heart disease. The nerve & circulatory damage sustained by diabetes not only cause ED, but also places men at far greater risk of a range of comorbid conditions such as obesity, heart disease, or high blood pressure, all of which also can detrimentally affect sexual performance & function.
Treating Diabetes-Related ED
The great news is that an estimated 90% of cases of prediabetes and Type II diabetes are preventable via effective lifestyle management, with many Type II diabetics experiencing a minimization or complete remission of symptoms (including ED) after reversing poor lifestyle choices. The Doctors Studio, experts in the fields of performance & sexual wellness, are ready & waiting to use their extensive medical expertise & clinically developed therapies & treatments to not only get to the root of your ED but to successfully reverse it, also tackling your symptoms of diabetes to restore you once again to optimized health & wellness.
Call the Doctors Studio Today
Many men do not seek treatment for ED, feeling too isolated, embarrassed, or ashamed to reach out for help. Our message to you is this: you absolutely deserve the restoration of a fulfilling, satisfying sex life, & a return to optimized health & wellness. Regardless of the cause of your ED – diabetes, or another underlying dysfunction – we will diagnose & treat it effectively.
Let us help you restore & rejuvenate your sexual performance, confidence & happiness, tailor an effective lifestyle management program for you, and guide you in the optimization of your exercise, nutrition & lifestyle to super-charge every part of your life!
Advanced Penile Imaging
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
Structured Medical Interview and Functional Physical Examination
Complete Physical Exam, Vitals, Body Composition, HRV
Validated Questionnaires: International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM)
International Index of Erectile Dysfunction (IIEF) & Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM).
Advanced blood and urine testing to include inflammatory markers, focused genetics, hormone levels, metabolic markers, autoantibodies, immune system, kidney function, liver function, electrolytes, proteins, pancreatic enzymes, key nutrients, iron studies, and more.
Microvascular Diagnostics: GlycoCheck
Erections depend upon the function of your microvascular and capillary system. You may look and even feel healthy on the outside, but inside your microvascular system, a completely different situation could be developing.
Organ starvation is one reason that diseases begin in the body. When the capillaries begin to lose their function, vital organs don’t receive the nutrients needed to be healthy and the silent spiral of health decline begins. Often one of the first signs of microvascular disease is a change in erections quality.
Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics
Coronary Calcium Score (CT), Carotid Ultrasound, and Intima Medial Thickening (CIMT) – early diagnostics of cardiovascular disease in difficult-to-detect young men.
Imaging is used to identify the areas of the body with musculoskeletal issues affecting the penis and pelvis as well as proper areas for effective injection therapy, Li-SWL, PRP, SCRF, and Ozone.
DETOX & Herbal Protocol
Systemic Intervention including nutritional, food program, and exercise prescriptions.
Low Intensity Shockwave Therapy (LI-ECSW)
Used for both musculoskeletal (MS) treatments of pelvic bowel dysfunction and direct regeneration of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues of the penis.
Ozone / Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
A PRP treatment begins with a simple blood draw. PRP is processed an FDA approved medical device that separates and harvests plasma, platelets, anti-inflammatory white blood cells, and bioactive proteins. The process to create PRP takes under 10 minutes.
Testosterone Optimization Therapy
Testosterone Replacement entails restoring more youthful levels of testosterone in a way that protects your health and wellbeing.
Peptides are biological molecules found in all living organisms. They play a key role in all manner of biological activity.
Tri-Mix simply means that there are three medications combined in one solution. The three medications in Tri-Mix are Papaverine, Phentolamine and Prostaglandin E1. The strength of these medications can be customized to the patient needs. There is no real “STANDAD DOSE”.
R3, Endocalyx, Blood FX, Evening Primrose Oil, D3K2.
Don’t Know Where to Start?
The Studio Team is here to serve you.
After our initial consultation, we start with a full assessment of your erection status by an expert using a dynamic duplex Doppler ultrasound, or otherwise known as PDDU.
You also have the opportunity to discuss your specific challenges and goals with a sexual medicine expert.
BLUEPRINT OF SUCCESS
Once we have completed the PDDU and a very comprehensive review of your medical history, we will create a blueprint for success that is customized to the TRUTH about your specific challenges. A complete list and description of all the procedures, medications, supplements, devices, and technology listed in the blueprint. This gives you a step by step plan to follow with success assessments done along the way.
Once you have your Blueprint all you need to do is follow your treatment schedule and listen to our advice and that’s it! Your sexual function will be restored in a natural lasting way, you may even experience sex in ways you could never experience even before your problems!