Problems with male organ malfunction are no laughing matter, and sometimes they are a symptom of an underlying health problem. One such condition, which affects both a man’s physical and reproductive health, is type 2 diabetes. It is extremely important for men with diabetes to manage the condition, as out of control blood sugar can be quite detrimental below the belt. It is also a good idea to practice daily male organ health care, even in the absence of physical illness, as part of a man’s general health and wellness regimen.
Type 2 Diabetes and Male Organ Health
Type 2 diabetes, also known as adult onset diabetes, is a chronic medical condition that affects how the body processes and metabolizes sugar (also known as glucose) in the bloodstream. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body is resistant too, or does not produce enough insulin, the hormone that regulates the levels of blood sugar. Type 2 diabetes is a serious medical condition that – if left untreated – can be life threatening. The condition is most common in individuals who are overweight.
Type 2 diabetes affects the entire body, and the male organ is not immune from the condition. The potential for major complications exist in terms of male organ sensation, functionality, and reproduction.
• Sensation loss – One of the more devastating side effects to the male organ is loss of sensitivity. A common issue in diabetic patients is diabetic neuropathy, a condition caused by high blood sugar and poor circulation, which ultimately damages the nerves in the body. Nerve damage in the male organ reduces sensitivity, and unfortunately, pleasurable sensations associated with intimacy as well. Diabetic neuropathy often makes it more difficult for a man to reach the height of pleasure, and – in cases of severe nerve damage – may make this impossible. About half of all people with diabetes will develop nerve damage in their lifetime.
• Male organ functioning – The very same reduced blood flow that leads to nerve damage also damages the delicate blood vessels all around the body. Blood vessels in the male organ are responsible for the increase in blood flow, which allows the organ to become firm during extracurricular activities in the bedroom. Too much damage to the blood vessels and the male organ will not receive sufficient blood flow to achieve the desired level of tumescence, thus leading to a less than adequate – and sometimes nonexistent – firmness. Additionally, diabetic neuropathy can interrupt the signals from the brain to the male organ (via the autonomic nervous system) that are responsible for getting firm; a break in communication can throw the whole system out of whack. Diabetic men are much more likely to struggle with male dysfunction, regardless of age.
• Retrograde release – A final male complication caused by diabetes is the occurrence of retrograde release, meaning the fluid flows backward into the bladder, rather than being ejected from the male organ. A long history of poorly controlled blood sugar can lead to diabetic neuropathy and cause damage to the bladder sphincter, which typically keeps the fluid out of the bladder and forces it outwards. Retrograde release is one cause of male infertility.
Keeping the Male Organ Healthy
The primary way for a diabetic man to keep his male organ healthy is to keep blood sugars within healthy limits. Following any and all dietary guidelines set forth by the treating physician, getting 30 minutes of exercise daily, and maintaining a healthy body weight are all ways to help keep diabetes in check. A healthy blood sugar level helps keep nerves intact and circulation healthy, which will allow the greatest chance of maintaining male organ sensitivity, functioning, and fertility.
The addition of a male organ health cream, especially one enriched with vitamins and minerals, (most health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) can help protect the male organ from peripheral nerve damage while increasing the sensitivity of the area. Daily application will also keep the skin of the male organ supple and reduce signs of aging such as sagging, wrinkled skin.