Diabetes and Men’s Health Specialist in Long Island, NY
Correlation Between ED and Diabetes
Often times patients will see Dr. Peters for ED, and he is the first doctor that the patient has seen in 20 years! Therefore, it is important for Dr. Peters to look for medical problems that may be causing or contributing to his patient’s urinary & sexual dysfunction. Dr. Peters board-certified urologist specializing in men’s health. He takes the time to find the root cause of your ED, which in some could be diabetes. Call (631) 444-3641 to schedule an appointment in Commack, NY today!
Why would a Urologist care about Diabetes?
Once such medical disease is Diabetes, which is a major medical problem in the United States. Diabetes is a terrible condition because it ravages the tiny blood vessels and nerves throughout the entire body, including the blood vessels and nerves that supply the penis for erections. Dr. Peters often helps diagnose diabetes in his male patients because ED is sometimes the first symptom of diabetes! In addition, diabetes damages the nerves that supply the urinary bladder, making it difficult to urinate and sense filling with urine, which can lead to urinary retention and a long-term urinary catheter.
Dr. Peters works closely with Primary Care Providers and Endocrinologists to optimize the diabetes management of his patients. If a patient does not have a primary care provider (PCP) or Diabetes specialist prior to seeing Dr. Peters, Dr. Peters will arrange for the patient to be connected with a practitioner.
How do you treat Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetic Patients?
Of note, diabetic patients tend to respond poorly to Viagra and Cialis and other oral medical therapies for erectile dysfunction. Dr. Peters offers specialize advanced diagnostic testing and treatment options for erectile dysfunction in diabetic patients, such as penile (intra-cavernosal) injection therapy, intra-urethral suppositories and penile implant surgery, to manage difficult-to-treat cases of ED in patient who do not respond well to oral therapies.