How Diabetes Can Affect Your Sexual Life


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that causes a high level of sugar in the blood. Normally insulin in the blood moves sugar from blood to the cell and thereafter stored energy or used it but when diabetes occurs in the blood the body doesn’t produce enough insulin hormones to maintain the sugar level in the blood. Left untreated for many years, diabetes causes different organ deformity or damage to your nervous cell. Diabetes also reduces your sexual interest in both sexes. In this article, we are going to discuss the impact of diabetes on sexual life and the way we get rid of it through ayurvedic herbs and formulations. 

diabetes and sexual life


Diabetes mellitus is the commonest disease globally because of a sedentary lifestyle and by taking unhealthy food. And the commonest problems associated with this disease are sexual dysfunction, both in females and in males. The main risk of this disease in men is erectile dysfunction. Females suffer from some genital disorders like itching, inflammation, etc. several environmental factors enhance the chances of diabetes incidence. Diabetes includes both macrovascular and microvascular complications. There are three types of diabetes i.e.

  • Type 1 diabetes (autoimmune):- in this type immune system attacks its own cell of the pancreas (where insulin is formed) and destroys it.
  • Type 2 diabetes: – this type of body resists insulin and slowly sugar builds up in the blood.
  • Gestational diabetes during pregnancy: – in this type placenta produces hormones that block the insulin thus impairment occurs.

Starting symptoms

The following symptoms are

  • Sudden increase in the hunger/thirst
  • Starting weight loss
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Bedsores in extreme condition

Symptoms in men with diabetes

The following sign and symptoms are

  • Decreased sex drive due to the lack of sexual interest
  • Unable to maintain an erection due to nerve damage and impairment in muscles known as erectile dysfunction
  • Ejaculation of semen into the bladder, not outside of the penis due to internal sphincter muscle damage known as retrograde ejaculation.

Symptoms in females

The following sign and symptoms are

  • Itching in genital part
  • Dryness in the vagina due to reduced flow of blood and sometimes it may be due to hormonal imbalance.
  • Any type of Infection in the genital part
  • Inflammation
  • Dyspareunia
  • Urinary tract infections(UTI)

Impact of diabetes on sexual life

Diabetes hampered the sexual life of many people. Start with decreased sex drive or libido. This sexual issue due to the cause of diabetes can make people more frustrated and then hampered sexual life. The main cause of this disease is diabetic neuropathy which is nerve damage that leads to decreased sexual interest in the partner. The main symptoms are lack of excitement, pain during intercourse, retrograde ejaculation, and also erectile dysfunction or a decrease in the sperm count or sperm motility.

Preventives methods

Some preventive methods to improve a healthy lifestyle are:

  • Always eat healthy food
  • Do exercise daily
  • Do a routine morning walk (at least 30 min to 1 hour)
  • Always maintain a healthy weight
  • Avoids sugary products
  • Don’t drink canned juices

Complications of diabetes

The following complications are

  • Cardiovascular Disorder
  • Nerve Damage
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Disease of the Retina
  • Diabetic Foot
  • In some cases hearing loss or impairment
  • Depression

Risk factors of diabetes

  • Heredity
  • Obesity
  • Unhealthy lifestyle
  • Prolonged high blood pressure
  • High cholesterol level in the body
  • High triglycerides

Diagnosis method

The following diagnostic methods are

  • Physical examination (weight loss)
  • Monitor blood sugar
  • Insulin therapy (in type 1 diabetes)

Ayurvedic Herbs Help in Reducing Diabetes & Also Help in Increasing Libido

Ayurvedic medicines are based on herbal remedies and are totally based on natural phenomena. Ayurveda treated the patient many years ago and to treat the patient there are some home herbs that not only control diabetes but also improve your lifestyle. Chandraprabha vati is one of the classical herbal remedies for diabetes.

Some of the best herbs that help to control diabetes as well as enhance libido are:

  1. Ashwagandha
  2. Amalaki
  3. Guduchi
  4. Fenugreek Seeds
  5. Karavellaka
  6. Shilajit

Herbs Description

Some of the home herbs that improve your lifestyle and give you relief from diabetes.

1. Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is one of the best herbs in Ayurveda to maintain or reduce stress-related conditions and boost your immune system. Ashwagandha improves your sexual life and increases the strength in both males and females. Ashwagandha also helps in controlling diabetes and also helps in maintaining the overall health of the people.

2. Amalaki

Amalaki has all five rasa in it. It balances the tridosha in our body and in Ayurveda is known as the best rasayan that improves your overall health. Amalaki acts as an antioxidant property that improves your digestive system along with boosts your immune system. It also improves your sexual life and reduces diabetes.

3. Guduchi

Guduchi has so many properties which help in maintaining the overall health of the body. Guduchi acts as anti-diabetic properties as it helps in lowering the blood sugar level in the body. Guduchi acts as the best immunomodulator as it helps in improving the immune system of the body. Guduchi also has antipyretic properties and is best to lower body temperature. Giloy also works with anti-infectious properties.

4. Fenugreek Seeds

It helps to reduce the Meda Dhatu. Also, best to treat diabetes and improve your lifestyle. It also gives relief in lowering high blood pressure. It also helps to improve the appetite of the patient.

5. Karavellaka

Karavellaka acts as the best herb to control the diabetes level in the blood. Also, it has antioxidant properties. It also removes excess toxins from the blood.

6. Shilajit

Shilajit cured all types of diabetes and treated patients from ancient times. Shilajit gives positive results in overall health. Shilajit helps in increasing libido and is also helpful in controlling diabetes and boosting your immune system. Shilajit also helps in improving sperm quality as well as helps in increasing testosterone levels. It improves your overall health and reduces your aging.


In this article, we have discussed diabetes and also how diabetes hampers our sexual life. In the early stages, diabetes is easily cured with home remedies and some lifestyle changes. In the above topic, we discuss some herbs that are easily available at home and improve your lifestyle. Planet Ayurveda also works on diabetic patients and improves their lifestyle through herbal remedies and curing the disease by its root cause and improving patients’ lifestyles. We want to spread awareness about how to live healthier lives, not only through our medications but also by sharing the knowledge of Ayurveda through our websites and through our treatments. For more details about our product, you can check our website  and for any queries, you can send your queries to our email id

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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