Can’t Get / Keep an Erection »

… properly, allowing the blood to leave too soon.


Illnesses such as diabetes and multiple sclerosis can lead to an eventual deterioration of the nervous system, and as with stroke, the signals giving rise to an erection may be blocked. It has been estimated that as many as 71% of men with multiple sclerosis will experience erectile dysfunction.


Surgical/ trauma

Any injuries to the nervous system, whether as the result of an accident, surgery …

Internal Ejaculation »

… seem to be common following prostate surgery, but it can also be caused by spina bifida, diabetes, spinal injury, neurological disease or various drugs used in the treatment of depression or high blood pressure. It affects 5% to 15% of young people who undergo bladder neck surgery. A condition known as reversible retrograde ejaculation occurs in 5% of men taking drugs known as alpha-blockers which are drugs used to reduce bladder pressure.

How can internal/retrograde …

Thrush »

… but can multiply to cause an infection. It is more common during pregnancy and in people with diabetes. It is not an STI.

What are the symptoms ?

Thrush might cause itching, soreness and swelling around the vagina, or a thick white discharge. You may also feel discomfort when passing urine or during sex. If a man has sex with a woman with thrush, this may cause some skin irritation on the man’s penis.

Where can I be treated?

If you think you have thrush, or are worried …

Sex and Ageing »

… stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, prostate problems and the long term effects of diabetes. It is illnesses like these which can have a detrimental effect on your sexual capability.

Some can be treated more successfully than others, and the treatments themselves can have an adverse effect on sexual function, but you should not automatically accept a poorer sex life as a result if you do not want to. There are many treatments for sexual difficulties which can restore sexual …

Hypertension »

… Predisposing factors are indicated by a family history of HBP, stroke or heart disease and diabetes. If HBP develops and is diagnosed, your doctor will advise on the actions you should take to deal with the condition.

Preventative measures are considered to include a reduction in salt intake, regular exercise, reduced smoking and alcohol use. If you are diagnosed as having HBP your doctor will start treatment which is likely to include medication.

How does this affect your …

Uterine / Endometrial Cancer »

… i.e. having never had any pregnancies increases the risk of this cancer. obesity and diabetes Mellitus are also risk factors.