Erectile dysfunction (ED) is described as the inability of a man to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for his sexual needs or the needs of his partner. Erectile dysfunction is sometimes called as “impotence”. Ayurveda describes erectile dysfunction as “Claibya” or inability to get hard erections to complete the process of copulation.
We all know that erection involves a series of signals and functions which involve brain, nerves, muscles, veins, skin and blood flow. Damage to any of these tissues or interruption in transmission of signals among these may prevent occurrence of erection. This causes erectile dysfunction.
Diabetes affects skin, nerve endings and blood circulation. These effects interfere with sexual life of diabetic patient. Apart from this impaired absorption of nutrients, fluctuating blood sugar level and stress caused due to diabetes play havoc in sexual life of diabetic men. Researches have shown that more than 50% of diabetic men suffer from Erectile Dysfunction. Now the question arises “How to treat this condition”?