How Diabetes can affect your Sexual Life
Diabetes and sexual life- getting your facts straight!
Sex may be put on the back burner when you have a chronic disorder. Healthy sexuality and sexual expression, on the other hand, are at the top of the list when it comes to securing one’s quality of life, regardless of other issues. Low libido, or sexual drive, is a pressing issue that affects diabetics more than non-diabetics. As a result of poorly managed diabetes, both men and women have curtailed libido. If your sex desire has halted, start by improving your diabetes control and lowering your blood glucose levels.
An overview of Diabetes!
When your body can’t take glucose into its cells and use it for energy, you have diabetes. This causes your bloodstream to become clogged with excess sugar. Diabetes that is not well controlled can have catastrophic repercussions, causing damage to your heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves, among other organs and tissues in your body. The pancreas of diabetic patients doesn’t produce enough or any insulin, or it does, but your body’s cells don’t respond to it and can’t wield it properly. When glucose is unable to enter your body’s cells, it remains in your bloodstream, raising your blood glucose level.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder, which indicates that your body assaults itself. The insulin-generating cells in your pancreas are damaged in this situation. It affects up to 10% of patients with diabetes and is generally found in juveniles and young adults. Type 2 diabetes transpires when your body either does not produce sufficient insulin or when your body’s cells do not respond to insulin properly. Type 2 diabetes affects up to 95% of diabetics. Gestational diabetes is a kind of diabetes that develops in certain women during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes (GDM) normally vanishes following the delivery of a child. If you have GDM though, you’re more likely to acquire Type 2 diabetes later in life.
Impact on the sexual life of women!
Blood sugar levels that are too high might harm nerves all over the body. This can influence a woman’s capacity to feel sexual stimulation and excitement, as well as her ability to release vaginal lubricant.
These alterations could lead to uncomfortable sex and a decreased capacity to have an orgasm. A woman with diabetes may experience sudden reductions in her blood sugar levels during menopause. This may have an impact on her sexual health since she may have low blood sugar symptoms during sex. This could make sex feel more like a chore than a joy.
How does Diabetes affect a man’s sex drive?
Men with diabetes have lower testosterone levels, which might decrease sex drive, according to studies. Erectile dysfunction (ED), or the inability to develop or sustain an erection, is the most common sexual health issue that men with diabetes face. It’s really common among elderly men. In addition, in individuals with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, diminished libido and orgasmic dysfunction are frequently related to erectile dysfunction. There must be adequate blood flow to the penis for a guy to acquire an erection. Diabetes, on the other hand, destroys blood vessels, reducing blood supply to the penis.
Insulin pump users, both men, and women may experience self-consciousness. Furthermore, the time and energy spent controlling diabetes and related illnesses can hurt one’s emotional well-being. This could lead to a lack of desire in sex or the usage of medicine that impairs sexual function. Diabetes affects blood flow, which can impair blood flow to the penis and vaginal area. Blood must flow to the penis for a man to attain and maintain an erection. Vaginal dryness in women could be caused by a reduction in blood flow.
Remedies through diet!
When you have diabetes, your food choices are extremely important. Some are superior to others. Nothing is off-limits totally. Even products you might consider “the worst” could be occasional treats if consumed in small amounts. However, they won’t help you with your nutrition, and sticking to the “best” selections is the greatest way to control your diabetes. Carbohydrates are required by your body. However, you must make a conscious decision.
Whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, millet, quinoa, or amaranth, as well as baked sweet potatoes, are recommended by Ayurveda. Raw or lightly steamed, roasted, or grilled fresh vegetables; lightly steamed plain frozen veggies; kale, spinach, and arugula as examples of leafy vegetables; fresh fruit, plain frozen fruit, or sugar-free canned fruit; beans, nuts, seeds & tofu; fish and seafood, for example, are among the greatest foods for diabetes management. Normalizing diabetes reintroduces sexual desire!
Here comes Ayurveda to your redemption!
The treatment is worthwhile because it is completely natural and has no adverse effects. Unlike other drugs, which can have a variety of negative consequences on your body, Ayurveda focuses on your complete health. Ayurvedic medicine prescribes the proper balance of medications for each body type, focusing on variables that reduce sex drives, such as depression, anxiety, and stress. It boosts the body’s vitality while also increasing blood flow, resulting in increased libido levels with no negative side effects. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus), Lasuna (Allium sativum), and Shilajatu are the Ayurvedic remedies for weakened libido.
Tips to note!
Treat sex as though it were a workout. This helps to keep blood sugar levels from dropping dangerously low. Check your blood sugar before sex if you’re on insulin, and have a snack if it’s low. A vaginal lubricant can help you feel better during sex if you have vaginal dryness. Drink in moderation since too much alcohol can cause your blood sugar to drop too soon. Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and other emotional issues can have a negative impact on your sexual life. Counseling, whether individual or couple, can assist you in discussing problems and finding answers.
Ultimately, how you feel about your diabetes can influence how you approach sexual encounters. When it comes to diabetes, you have to be prepared for the unexpected, and having a sense of humor can assist when things go wrong. You shall have everything in your clasp if you are optimistic, at ease, and relaxed!
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