Thursday, 14 November 2013

Is Diabetes a Threat to Your Life..??? Be Aware the Burden of Diabetes..!!!

     You know that the diabetes and urologic diseases are very common health problems that increases in people now-a-days. Diabetes is often called the silent killer because of its easy-to-miss symptoms. Diabetes is associated with an earlier onset and increased severity of urologic diseases, resulting in costly urologic complications. Urologic complications, including bladder dysfunction, sexual and erectile dysfunction, as well as urinary tract infections (UTIs), have a profound effect on the quality of life of men and women with diabetes.


Over 50% of men and women with diabetes have bladder dysfunction. 

  • Urinary urgency
  • Frequency
  • Nocturia
  • Incontinence
  In women, urinary incontinence is estimated to affect nearly 50% of middle aged and older women, leading to significant distress, limitations in daily functioning, and poorer quality of life. 

  In men, lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) are common, age-related complaints that are often attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). LUTS and BPH increase rapidly with age starting at about age 50 years. 


Erectile dysfunction, reduced libido, orgasmic dysfunction, and retrograde ejaculation are established complications found with variable prevalence in men with diabetes. Reduced desire, decreased arousal, and painful intercourse are increased sexual problems in women with diabetes, with a reported prevalence of 18–42%.

Male sexual dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs in a substantial number of men with diabetes. 
ED in diabetic men significantly impacts their quality of life. In men with diabetes, the relative risk for ED increases with poor glycemic control, duration of diabetes, and the number of other nonurologic complications of diabetes (i.e., retinopathy, nephropathy, and limb loss). 

Female sexual dysfunction

Female sexual dysfunction is associated with biological, psychological, and social determinants. It includes disorders of desire/libido, arousal, inhibited orgasm, and sexual pain. Prevalence increases with age, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, hysterectomy, and neurological conditions.


UTIs occur more commonly in women with diabetes than in those without diabetes. Knowledge of risk factors for UTIs in diabetic women is important to identify women in need of therapy to prevent serious complications.

  • Unusual increase of thirst and urination
  • Abnormal increase in appetite
  • Sudden loss in weight
  • Mental exertion or Fatigue
  • Slow rate of healing wounds
  • Blurry vision
  • Dryness of skin
  • Tingling or Numbness in Hands, Legs or Fee

Although urologic complications are common and major health problems in men and women with diabetes.
On this  WORLD DIABETES DAY 2013  we can help you to get advice from our urologist.
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