Treatments for Sexual neuropathy
Treatments of Sexual neuropathy discussion: Short-term solutions involve using a mechanical vacuum device or injecting a drug called a vasodilator into the penis before sex. Both methods raise blood flow to the penis, making it easier to have and maintain an erection. Surgical procedures, in which an inflatable or semirigid device is implanted in the penis, offer a more permanent solution. For some people, counseling may help relieve the stress caused by neuropathy and thereby help restore sexual function.
In women who feel their sexual life is not satisfactory, the role of
diabetic neuropathy is less clear. Illness, vaginal or urinary tract
infections, and anxiety about pregnancy complicated by diabetes can
interfere with a woman's ability to enjoy intimacy. Infections can be
reduced by good blood glucose control. Counseling may also help a woman
identify and cope with sexual concerns.
1. excerpt from Diabetic Neuropathy The Nerve Damage of Diabetes: NIDDK
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