According to urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar, the absence of erection is one of the most commonly known side effects of diabetes on the function of the male reproductive organ.  However, it’s not the only one, so it’s important to know what else affects men’s sexual health.

For example, lack of orgasm is the absence of sensation at the time of ejaculation, which can be a side effect of diabetes.  In advanced stages, the disease can cause the arteries to harden and nerve terminals to wither, so the way a body feels sensations completely changes.

Male orgasm is associated with tightening that occurs internally from the prostate and through the channel through which the sperm is ejected.  This is what really provides the feeling of pleasure.  Both can occur simultaneously or separately.  Your urologist Des Moines also adds that a person with diabetes may have affected sensitivity, which can happen when the orgasmic sensation is altered.

However, a lack of ejaculation is rare compared to sexual disorders such as premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, occurring in between one and four percent of men, and in some cases being an effect of diabetes.

According to your urologist Des Moines, it typically takes about 2 to 4 minutes for a man to ejaculate after actively moving after penetration.  However, for those who suffer from late ejaculation, it may take a greater effort and a prolonged period of time, extending to 30 to 45 minutes.

When ejaculation is not achieved, a portion or all of the semen goes into the bladder instead of being ejected through the penis.  In the bladder, the semen gets mixed with urine and is eliminated during urination.

In addition to other treatments for diabetes, your urologist Des Moines may prescribe medication to improve the muscle tone of the neck of the bladder.  The risk of suffering sexual problems as a side effect of diabetes can be decreased by keeping the glucose levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels as close to normal as possible. Equally important is regular physical activity and maintaining proper weight.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and have questions regarding its effects on your sexual functioning, call the office of urologist Des Moines Dr. Fawad Zafar today to schedule a complimentary consultation.