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One of the most common complications of diabetes is erectile dysfunction (ED).

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Urologist and sexual health expert Dr Shingai Mutambirwa says that ED and diabetes can both be signs of silent cardiovascular issues.

He explains the relationship between ED and diabetes and encouraged men to get a medical check-up at least once a year.

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Diabetes should scare a lot of people.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

It's a preventable thing. The reality is that diabetes is a significant cause of cardiovascular disease.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

Diabetes increases your risk of damage to the penis.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

Diabetic men are known to have lower levels of testosterone.

Dr Shingai Mutambirwa, urologist and sexual health expert

Dr Shingai also fielded several questions from listeners regarding sexual health.

Take a listen to his expert advice:

This article first appeared on 702 : Dr Shingai explains link between diabetes and erectile dysfunction

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