take a look at the factors that make a full and normal erection
important to note that an erection is a primarily a
circulatory event. In order to achieve a firm
erection you'll need to have a full flow of blood
into your genital area.
2. The lining of
your blood vessels must be able to secrete nitric oxide, a
biochemical that is essential to opening up the blood
vessels so blood can flow freely.
3. You'll need a
normal or near normal blood pressure level. If your blood
pressure is too high or too low your erections will suffer.
testosterone level must be normal also. Though
testosterone is primarily linked to the desire for sex
(libido), it also has a role to play in making erections
5. Your blood
vessels must not be blocked by atherosclerotic plaque. If
you have any degree of heart disease it will be very
difficult for you to achieve or maintain an erection.
Once again, blood has to flow freely.
6. The nerves in
your penis must be in good shape. Any loss of nerve sensitivity
will result in weaker erections.
7. The level of
inflammation in your body must be within normal bounds.
Inflammation can make it very difficult to experience an
erection. The C Reactive Protein blood test can help you
determine how inflamed your body is at any time.
prolactin level must be under control also. Prolactin is a
hormone that promotes the production of milk from a new
mother's breast. The role of prolactin in the male body is
largely unknown. But if the level is too high your interest
in sex will vanish.
Here Again the Central Problem is Having
Too Much Insulin in Your System.
let's take a look how having too much insulin circulating in
your bloodstream can cause erectile dysfunction or even total
1. Heart Disease: Diabetics tend to die 10-19 years
prematurely of either a heart attack or a stroke. This is
because diabetics are at a much higher risk of heart disease. If you have some blockage of your blood
vessels, you can expect to have serious problems achieving
2. Reduced Nitric Oxide Production: Excess
insulin damages the endothelial cells that line your
arteries and veins. In order for you to achieve a normal
erection you'll need these cells to secrete nitric oxide,
which helps your blood vessels to relax and allow an
increased flow of blood. Unfortunately excess insulin
damages these cells and reduces their nitric oxide output.
3. Reduced Testosterone: Simply stated, the higher
the insulin level, the lower the testosterone level. There's
a hormone known as GnRH - Gonado Tropin Releasing Hormone
which triggers a hormonal cascade that results in the
production of testosterone. Sadly, excess insulin inhibits
the hormone's impact which reduces your testosterone
level. This will destroy your desire for sex and your
along with it your ability to achieve a firm and full erection.
4. Increased Inflammation: A elevated insulin level
will increase the level of tissue inflammation throughout
the entire body. The latest studies are finding that
inflammation plays an important role in many different
diseases. In the case of diabetics, having a high insulin
levels can damage or destroy the nerves in the penis
reducing sensitivity and make erections much more difficult.
In a study from China it was found that men who has
inflammatory gum disease were twice as likely to have
erectile dysfunction. Ask your doctor to do a C Reactive
Protein blood test to see how badly your body is inflamed.
5. Elevated Prolactin: Somewhere around ten percent
of Americans have a small tumor on their pituitary gland
that causes the level of prolactin to increase. If you're
having serious vision problems, this tumor may be the
problem. But even if you don't if your prolactin level is
too high you'll lose your interest in sex. If you notice
that you don't seem as fascinated by sex as you used to be -
don't assume that it's just a part of aging - get your blood
prolactin level checked. If it's high there's a effective
treatment drug called cabergoline. (On the Internet
cabergoline is sold as an aphrodisiac.)
So as you can see the
erection process is a fragile one that can be easily disrupted.
It's also obvious that having a high blood insulin level (which
all diabetics have) can quite easily rob you of the
pleasures of an active and satisfying sex life.