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Hunter Wessells Part 1, Urologic Complications And Sexual Dysfunction With Diabetes

In part 1 this Exclusive Interview, Dr. Hunter Wessells talks with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA meeting in San Diego, California. He explains some of the urological problems typically seen in men as well as women who have diabetes.

Dr. Hunter Wessells, MD, FACS is a professor and chairman of Urology at the University of Washington. He specializes in genitourinary trauma, reconstructive surgery, and erectile dysfunction.

Transcript of this video segment:

What is a urological problem seen in men and women with diabetes? We know sexual dysfunction but what are the other things?

Some of them are conditions that are also seen with aging but some of them are more specific to diabetic men and women. Sexual dysfunction includes erectile dysfunction in men, lack of sexual desire in women which could be related to hormonal or central nervous system issues which is currently underexplored and need more research. The classic sexual dysfunction in men and women entails an arousal disorder and lack of lubrication, lack of the normal virginal responses to arousal which include orgasm and ejaculation. Lack of ejaculation in men interfere with fertility and may be related to nerve damage and also there can be pain conditions as well. So, sexual dysfunction is a general term that includes subsets.

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