Talk about “sex and diabetes” and those in the know immediately think of erectile dysfunction. Compared with non-diabetic men, the risk of ED is three times higher in diabetics. But the effects of diabetes on women’s sexuality have been less considered and less shown. Luckily, in recent years, this has begun to change and a clearer picture of the considerable impact of the disease on women has emerged.
From a public health perspective, diabetes is a big deal. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease now affects 26 million Americans—8 percent of the population, and 11 percent of adults. Rates are highest among African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans.
In inclusion, pre-diabetes or “metabolic syndrome”—which involves higher-than-normal blood sugar, but not quite diabetes—affects an astonishing 35 percent of adult Americans, about 79 million people. Half of Americans over 65 have pre-diabetes.
India is second only to China in the global diabetes epidemic with 7.7 million diabetics. Of these, 12.1 lakhs are >65 years of age, which is projected to increase to 27.5 lakhs in the year 2045.
There are two manifestations of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The first is an autoimmune disease that usually often develops after the flu in childhood. It destroys the pancreatic cells that produce the hormone insulin. Type 1 diabetics must inject daily insulin to survive. But type 1 diabetes accounts for only 5 percent.
The rest – 95 percent, 19 out of 20 diabetics – have type 2 diabetes. The pancreas produces enough insulin, but the body becomes “insulin resistant” and cannot use it properly, usually due to obesity. Some type 2 diabetics may stop taking all medications with significant weight loss. Other controls, a condition with a combination of diet, exercise, and medication. But some have to inject insulin. Type 2 used to be called “adult-onset diabetes,” but as more and more children become obese, it can develop at any age.
How diabetes affects women
Problems with desire and/or inspiration. In both men and women, the penis opens (dilates) the blood vessels in the genitals, increasing blood flow to the area and helping with sexual desire and arousal. Diabetes affects both the method’s ability to dilate these vessels and the ability of the supplemental circulatory system. As a result, there are difficulties with motivation and sexual activity.
Dryness units. When genital blood flow is dilated in women, some blood fluid (plasma) diffuses through the capillary walls into the vulva. This is the natural sexual act of a woman. But in women with diabetes, it spreads less in the bloodstream and the capillaries don’t work, so less plasma circulates in the toilet, and women with diabetes have a higher rate of dehydration.
Sukhapan sex is addictive and anxiety-inducing. As a result, diabetes can decrease a woman’s libido.
There are several other strategies that can be used to maintain sexual desire despite diabetes including the following :-
• Stop smoking.
• Using a water-based lubricant during sex.
• Seek professional help from a trained sexologist.
Sexual problems in men and women can be one of the first signs of diabetes, and it seems the same is true for women. If women are experiencing a decrease in their sexual function, they should consult a doctor.
What to do in such situation?
Need to consult a sexologist if you have queries around sex health problem to know the facts and benefit sufficient treatment if required. The best cure for sex problem and Diabetes is available at Hashmi Dawakhana Amroha, in Uttar Pradesh.
Bottom line –
It is extremely important to discuss sexual health in India given the number of miscarried pregnancies in India. From pregnancy-related deaths to premature personality neglect, HIV, STDs, diabetes and STIs are rampant in India.
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