A 39-year-old male who has type II diabetes, but is otherwise healthy, has come into the clinic with a complaint of hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating), erectile dysfunction, and dysuria (patient complains that he cannot urinate normally). The patient submitted a blood sample for analysis in the week prior. The results of this test indicate that he has a fasting blood glucose concentration of 157 mg/dl; analysis of his urine sample at the time of examination indicate a high specific gravity and moderate traces of glucose and albumin. Upon asking the patient to come back to the examination room, the patient complains of slight dizziness. A quick examination reveals that the patient’s resting heart rate is 92 bpm.
1.What condition do you suspect that the patient has (in addition to the diabetes)? Which specific symptoms lead you to that conclusion?
2.Based on the condition you have identified for this patient, what kind of drug would most likely be used to treat his urinary complaints? How would this drug help the patient’s condition?
3.What type of drug would most likely be used to treat the patient’s hyperhidrosis? How does this type of drug treat this condition?