7 things you should know about men’s sexual health and diabetes

Diabetes can affect men’s sexual health. It can eventually affect your relationship if you don’t do something about it. Diabetes is a chronic disease and some people suffer a lot when their diabetes is not controlled. When sex becomes another problem, life turns out to be miserable. Here are some of the things you should know about diabetes and men’s sexual health.


Testosterone level decreases

Due to high sugar level, the testosterone level may decrease. Testosterone is a male hormone that produces sperm. So, it can affect your sexual drive and lead to low libido.


Erectile dysfunction

Diabetes often leads to nerve and artery damage. So, the blood cannot flow properly. Erectile dysfunction can occur because of this condition. You can get erectile dysfunction advice from the doctor and take some medication for it. Here are some medications that are available.


Physical condition

Diabetes patients often have fatigue and get depressed. They don’t feel energized; as a result, cannot get into the mood of having sex. Instead of having sex always at night, you can try having it in the morning or afternoon when your energy level is very high.


Diabetic neuropathy

This is a type of nerve damage that results in numbness in the genitals can also cause erectile dysfunction. So, getting orgasm becomes difficult and sex becomes painful.


Lack of intimacy

When your partner acts as a caregiver for your diabetic condition, you may not find it very romantic. Your view about the person changes and this might affect your sexual relationship.



Diabetic patients need to take different medications for high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc. Some of these medications can affect their sexuality. You should ask the doctor to give you alternative medication.


Retrograde ejaculation

In this condition, semen is not ejaculated from the penis, but into the bladder. This happens as the internal sphincter muscles don’t work properly due to a high level of glucose in the blood.

When you have diabetes and notice that you are having a problem in your sex life, you should talk to your partner first. You should communicate about your problem and try to find a solution for it. You can visit the doctor and get medication to treat your condition. You may also need psychological therapy to deal with the situation. Having diabetes doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to have sex anymore. You can change your lifestyle, eat healthy food and do regular exercise to improve your condition.

4 types information that can help you deal with type 2 diabetes

A huge percentage of diabetic people suffer from type 2 diabetes, and this is a condition that results when the pancreas does not produce adequate amounts of insulin. This is also likely to happen when the insulin produced is not used properly. The medical problem is mostly associated with people above 40 years of age, but the number of children and teenagers suffering from the same is now on the increase. After the age of 40, you should do regular  type 2 diabetes test so that you can detect the problem early. Here are some information regarding type 2 diabetes that can help you to deal with it.

Causes of type 2 diabetes

The insulin produced by the pancreas plays a vital role in converting glucose in consumed foods into energy that is used to support cellular activities. If the insulin produced is not used properly, the pancreas is forced to work overtime to make up for the difference. However, the pancreas cannot keep up with the extra work, and this causes a decrease of insulin available in the body.

There are people who are usually at higher risks of type II diabetes including:

  • Those with a family history of diabetes
  • Native Americans, Asian Americans, African Americans and Latinos
  • Women suffering from Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Persons with overweight problems

Signs and symptoms

Inadequate insulin in the body results to increased levels of glucose in the blood stream and the body cells are unable to access sufficient energy to fully support their activities. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes include feeling thirsty, need to urinate frequently especially at night, feeling tired and less energetic, blurred vision, weight loss, frequent infections and sores that heal slowly, increased hunger, and dark patches on the skin.

Diagnosis and treatment

If you are experiencing some of the mentioned symptoms, you should seek urgent medical help since the situation can worsen with time. There are various tests that can be carried out during diagnosis including glycated hemoglobin test, fasting blood sugar test, random blood sugar test and oral glucose tolerance test. The doctor will then use the results to prescribe the right medication.

There are people who can manage their diabetic conditions by eating healthy foods, exercising regularly and monitoring their blood sugar levels. These are simple steps that will help to maintain blood sugar close to the desired levels. However, there are cases where the doctor may prescribe treatments like metformin, DPP-4 inhibitors, sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, meglitinides and insulin therapy.


People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risks of suffering from diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), kidney failure and skin infections or disorders. The condition has also been linked to eye complications such as cataracts, glaucoma and even loss of vision. You can avoid most of these conditions by adopting proper treatment and making the necessary lifestyle changes.

There are preventive measures that you can adopt to prevent type 2 diabetes including eating healthy, quitting smoking or drinking alcohol, exercising regularly and losing weight. You can visit a health practitioner to come up with an effective dietary and workout plan.


3 serious consequences of having earwax

The body needs certain substances for the prevention of the entry of dust or other small and harmful substances in the body. For the ear, earwax is produced to prevent this entry. It is produced by the glands that are present in the ear canal. The earwax dries off with its trapping of the dust and other small particles, and it falls off the ear now and then. The production of earwax is continuous, and the amount produced changes depending on the features of a person such as the hair colour of the height. Earwax can be a serious problem and it can have some negative consequences on health.

1. Ear infection

Build up of earwax can cause ear infection. It can cause severe pain and you need to visit a doctor immediately before the condition worsens.

2. Ear blockage

When there is an excessive production of earwax, it is a common practice to use Q-tips or cotton swabs to remove these. But sometimes it only helps to remove the wax that is on the surface of the ear canal, and the rest is pushed deeper. This leads to several complications such as ear blockage. Ear blockage is the reason for the most number of people seeking the help of doctors when it comes to issues concerning the ear. It can also be caused by the odd shapes of ear canals which can also be small for the proper passage of the wax. People who use hearing aids and earplugs are seen to be affected by earwax blockage more often than the rest.

3.  Hearing loss

Earwax blockage is usually caused mostly due to the inability of the earwax to escape from its captivity in the ear canal. It can also move towards the eardrum and cause further complications such as hearing loss or muffled hearing. It is important to consult a doctor in case you think you are suffering from such a condition.

Earwax blockage symptoms are very easy to identify the origin of the symptoms is mostly from the ear. So make sure to get the help of a doctor in case you are suffering from symptoms like dizziness, loss or decrease of hearing, ear pain, the sensation of plugged or fullness, ringing in the ear, or itching in the ear canal or drainage.

The condition can get severe at times, and it can show several other symptoms that can be extremely serious and might need medical attention at the earliest. High fever accompanied by vomiting, sudden loss of hearing, the sensation of spinning, inability to walk, or loss of balance.

Earwax blockage can be prevented by not using cotton swabs or Q-tips for the removal of the wax present in the ear. Conducting regular ear checkup can also help you find any already existing conditions.

Earwax blockage is treated mostly by the use of over the counter medicines such as Murine or Debrox, and by methods of flushing by the use of bulb syringe. Ear candling is another method which can help in the removal of the blockage but is usually not recommended by doctors.

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