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Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction) - Prevention

You may be able to avoid erection problems related to anxiety and stress by taking a more relaxed approach to sex. Talk to your partner about your problems and concerns. Sexual intimacy is a form of communication. If you and your partner talk about sex, it will help reduce your stress and anxiety. And you may become more relaxed.

Erections may gradually become more difficult to get and keep as you get older. But foreplay—erotic stimulation before intercourse—and the right environment can help increase your ability to have an erection, regardless of your age.

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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction -- Diagnosis and Treatment

If you are troubled by occasional erectile dysfunction, remember that arousal takes longer as you get older and that satisfaction should not be equated with performance. If dysfunction is severe and persistent, you should seek medical help. The number of treatment options has increased in recent years. Many doctors will recommend changes in lifestyle as a first step in treatment. Suggestions may include the following: Cut back on alcohol.  Stop any tobacco or illegal drug use. Talk to...

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Here are some other things you can do that may reduce your risk for erection problems:

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Last Updated: May 14, 2012
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