You might think that ED (erectile dysfunction) has nothing to do with your heart. But if you have ED, it could be a sign that your arteries are clogged.
It’s all about blood flow. To get and keep an erection, blood needs to have no problem getting to your penis. If you have ED, it can mean that one or more of your blood vessels have narrowed or are blocked.
Plaque in your arteries can make that happen. Doctors call it “atherosclerosis,” which means the hardening of the arteries due to plaque b...
If a medication is causing your ED, your doctor may lower your dose or try a different drug altogether.
There are also other treatments. They include:
If anxiety or stress is causing your ED, it may help to talk to a professional therapist.
Life-changing problems or even everyday stress can trigger erectile dysfunction. Talking about these things with a licensed therapist can ease sexual anxiety and help you feel more confident in your relationship.
Usually you’ll only need a handful of sessions. You may want to include your partner, as well.
ED medicines can be pills, drugs inserted into the tip of the penis, or injections into the penis.