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How does counseling help in your treatment for erectile dysfunction (ED)?

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If your ED is caused by psychological or emotional issues, consider seeing a counselor or therapist. She can teach you ways to reduce the anxiety related to sex. You can also ask your partner to talk about new ways to explore intimacy and different techniques to treat the physical causes of your ED.

From: Alternative Treatments for ED WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Center for Biotechnology Information .

Mayo Clinic: “Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Acupuncture for ED?”

University of Michigan Health System: “DHEA.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Nutrition: “Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.”

Cassidy, Aedín, , 2008. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy : “Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

SOURCES:

National Center for Biotechnology Information .

Mayo Clinic: “Herbal supplements: What to know before you buy.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Acupuncture for ED?”

University of Michigan Health System: “DHEA.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine : “Vitamin D and Erectile Dysfunction.”

Nutrition: “Zinc status and serum testosterone levels of healthy adults.”

Cassidy, Aedín, , 2008. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy : “Treatment of erectile dysfunction with pycnogenol and L-arginine.”

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 27, 2016

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