Early symptoms of diabetes are often so minute that they can pass unnoticed. Diabetes develops when the pancreas can’t produce enough insulin, or the body is unable to effectively use the produced insulin. Since insulin is the hormone responsible for carrying sugar to the body’s cells, diabetes can be hugely damaging if left untreated. Early detection is imperative. Read on below to help recognize some warning signs of diabetes in men.
Increased Hunger and Thirst
The foods you eat turn into glucose, which your body uses to fuel your cells. If glucose can’t access these cells properly, because your body isn’t making enough insulin or your cells have become resistant to the insulin hormone, you’ll have no energy. This plummet in energy levels often triggers increased fatigue and hunger. Eating more can result in significant weight changes, which are equally harmful to one’s health.
Diabetes is also a culprit in dehydration. A healthy body reabsorbs glucose through the kidneys, but an individual with diabetes already has increased blood sugar levels, which disrupts this natural process. Elevated glucose prevents proper reabsorption, causing a diabetic’s kidneys to produce excess urine in an attempt to excrete the sugar. This results in more frequent trips to the washroom, and because you’re losing more fluids than normal, you’ll be thirstier too. Naturally, since drinking more only causes more urination, you’ll quickly get trapped inside a vicious cycle.
Dry Mouth, Itchy Skin, and Blurry Vision
As a side effect of this dehydration, experiencing a dry mouth and itchy skin is not uncommon. Both conditions result from a depletion of fluids. The itchy, dry skin typically occurs in area of the genitals and lower legs. Blurry vision can also be caused by changes to the body’s fluid levels. The lenses in your eyes can swell, causing their shape to distort and impacting their ability to focus. A number of serious eye diseases can occur if diabetes is left untreated, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
Sexual Dysfunction and Yeast Infections
Men with diabetes are at high risk of having erectile dysfunction, which is the inability to achieve or sustain an erection. Untreated diabetes is harmful to the automatic nervous system, which controls your body’s blood vessels and damage to them can prevent adequate blood flow to the penis. The male sex organs may also be susceptible to reoccurring yeast infections due to increased glucose, which the growing candida feeds upon.
Following a yeast-free diet can help reduce candida in the body, as well as lower your blood sugar levels. At Hotze Health & Wellness Center, we offer a natural treatment called The Candida Diet Solution that targets yeast overgrowth through diet modification. Although eliminating starchy, yeast-rich foods from your diet requires dedication and willpower, our expert staff and nutritionists will be guiding you every step of the way. You’ll be amazed by how a few simple modifications can cause vast improvements in your health. Call us today at 1-877-698-8698 to find out more about the holistic healing programs offered by Hotze Health & Wellness Center.