Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction)
In some cases, occasional episodes of erection problems can be treated at home, without a doctor's help. But do involve your partner in the process. And don't be embarrassed about seeking professional help if erection problems are consistent and troublesome. You may be able to help yourself by:
- Reference Examining your relationships and life events.
- Reference Talking with your partner.
- Trying Reference sensual exercises with your partner.
Some men may try methods available in health food stores or through magazine ads. Most of these methods have never been medically proved to work. They may be unsafe, and they are often expensive. They are not recommended.
Making lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and drinking less alcohol can also help make erection problems less likely. To learn more, see Reference Prevention.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 14, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology