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Hunter Wessells Part 5, Progression of Sexual And Urinary Dysfunction

In part 5 this Exclusive Interview, Dr. Hunter Wessells answers whether or not sexual dysfunction is inevitably irreversible in a talk with Diabetes in Control Publisher Steve Freed during the ADA meeting in San Diego, California.

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:

Once patients experience urological symptoms do they progress inevitably to irreversible problems?

New data shows that there is a subset of patients who are moving in and out of a state of urological problems like incontinence or sexual dysfunction. Those patients may be the ones in particular that an intervention might be very timely.

What can patients and providers do to mitigate the onset and progression of sexual and urinary dysfunction?

Gaining control of the diabetes which includes exercise, avoiding smoking, maintaining good blood pressure control and many more.

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