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How is erectile dysfunction (ED) treated?

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Medicine that the FDA has approved for ED work well for many men. These include medications taken by mouth, injected into the penis, or put into the urethra.

If your ED is caused by another health problem, like high blood pressure, you can help your erection problems if you treat that condition. If you have ED because it's a side effect of a medicine you take, your doctor may be able to switch you to another medication.

It may help to quit smoking, lose weight, or cut down on how much alcohol you drink.

Psychotherapy has also been useful for a lot of guys who get ED because of anxiety.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Nature.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 02, 2017

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Nature.

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on November 02, 2017

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