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Am type 2 diabetic for over 25 yrs with hypertension too. Have enlarged prostate too. Blood sugar and diabetes are under control with oral drugs though my dose is almost max. Am suffering from erectile dysfunction. Is Viagra contra indicated in my case? Would appreciate replies.
 

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Am type 2 diabetic for over 25 yrs with hypertension too. Have enlarged prostate too. Blood sugar and diabetes are under control with oral drugs though my dose is almost max. Am suffering from erectile dysfunction. Is Viagra contra indicated in my case? Would appreciate replies.
I'm not a doctor nor have I had any medical training beyond First Aid.

As I understand it, Viagra is contra-indicated for hypertension. In addition I believe that Viagra is useless if you cannot get an erection to start with.

From what I've read in Dr Richard Bernstein's book, Diabetes Solution, this one of the problems that is helped by getting back to normal blood glucose values.

However, I notice that you also suffer from an enlarged prostate. These issues could be linked (in fact, probably are).

There are a few doctors on the forum but I would be surprised if any of them would discuss more than generalities as the forum isn't really able to advise on medical issues at this depth.

You do need to seek professional medical advice on this.

John
 

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Viagra does have a tendency to lower blood pressure. So I dont quite understand why people with hypertension are advised against it - but doctors are very wary of recommending higher doses of Viagra for such patients - Even Pfizer has certain warnings to that effect. Could be due to the fact that hypertension medications and viagra do interfere.

Erectile dysfunction and diabetes do go hand in hand don't they. I got recently diagnosed with diabetes and I am very worried - trying to keep my blood sugar under control. Most young men will prefer losing kidneys than lose erectile function.
 

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Even though so many suffer with ED, remember erectile dysfunction is not normal at any age.

Get yourself an appointment with a Urologist. Have your GP order a complete blood work for you. And take a copy of it with you to the appointment. All of your levels will be of interest. Testosterone levels will be key.

A urologist will have a new list of options to work with dedicated to the male reproduction process.

Keep us advised
best of luck
Talon
 
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