In the British Journal of Urological Surgeons (BJU) a study appeared showing that testosterone helps erectile dysfunction in diabetes patients.
There were a total of 189 men with low testosterone levels and symptoms of hypogonadism. They were stratified into a placebo group (no treatment) or treatment with long-acting testosterone (testosterone undecanoate) by injection. Physicians injected 1,000 mg of testosterone undecanoate at the beginning of the study, at 6 weeks and 18 weeks. Questionnaires were used prior to the trial and at 6 weeks, 18 weeks and 30 weeks. These assessed erectile function, intercourse satisfaction, orgasmic function and sexual desire.
After 30 weeks testosterone helps erectile dysfunction in diabetes patients
After 30 weeks significant improvements occurred with regard to erectile functioning. But this was only apparent in the initially severely testosterone deficient men. Intercourse satisfaction and sexual desire had also improved in the severely testosterone-deficient group. This was noted at 6 weeks, 18 weeks and 30 weeks.
The study participants (all men) were obese with the average body mass index between 31. 4 and 34.3. The hemoglobin A1C was between 7.3% and 7.7%.
The test results for the most severe testosterone deprived group before and at 30 weeks were as follows.
Baseline erectile function: 9.1 (on erectile function scale)
30-week erectile function: 13.0
Intercourse satisfaction (baseline): 3.2
30-week Intercourse satisfaction: 13.0
Orgasmic function (baseline): 3.9
30-week orgasmic function: 5.0
Sexual desire (baseline): 4.0
30-week sexual desire: 5.7
The lead author, Geoffrey Hackett noted that all these values were quite significant in the initially most depressed testosterone group. The mild testosterone depleted group and the placebo treated group did not show significant improvements. He also stated the physician needs to be persistent. Patients with diabetes and severe testosterone deficiency require at least 6 months of treatment with testosterone. This will ensure a full response to testosterone therapy.
There is good news for patients with diabetes and severe testosterone deficiency. Testosterone helps erectile dysfunction in diabetes patients. Treatment with testosterone will improve erectile function. It will also show improvements in intercourse satisfaction, orgasmic function and sexual desire.
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