Take good care of your SEX LIFE

Diabetes Care Guide (English) - - RETAIL NEWS -

Aging, hav­ing di­a­betes for longer, el­e­vated blood glu­cose, el­e­vated blood pres­sure, car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease and smok­ing all in­crease the risk of sex­ual dys­func­tion.

Women with di­a­betes have a higher risk of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing vagini­tis (in­flam­ma­tion of the vagina) and yeast in­fec­tions. Both have a neg­a­tive in­flu­ence on sex drive. Men can com­monly en­counter erec­tile dys­func­tion (ED). There are a num­ber of med­i­ca­tions to help with these prob­lems. Speak to your doc­tor, di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tor or phar­ma­cist.

How to pro­tect your sex life:

● Keep your blood glu­cose and blood pres­sure as close to the tar­gets as pos­si­ble.

● Eat well-bal­anced meals and limit foods high in un­healthy fats.

● Smok­ing in­creases risk of erec­tile dys­func­tion.

Talk to your di­a­betes team about ways to help you stop smok­ing.

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