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Can sexual problems be prevented?

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While sexual problems can't be prevented, dealing with the underlying causes of the dysfunction can help you better understand and cope with the problem when it happens. There are some things you can do to help maintain good sexual function:

  • Follow your doctor's treatment plan for any health conditions.
  • Limit your alcohol intake.
  • Quit smoking.
  • Deal with any emotional or psychological issues such as stress, depression, and anxiety. Get treatment as needed.
  • Increase communication with your partner.

From: Sexual Problems in Men WebMD Medical Reference

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Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

SOURCE: 

Hormone Health Network: "Decreased Libido."

Mayo Clinic: "Delayed Ejaculation.:

FamilyDoctor.org: "Premature Ejacualation."

Mayo Clinic: "Retrograde Ejaculation."

National Kidney and Urological Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Erectile Dysfunction."

MedlinePlus: "Sexual Problems in Men."

Absorption Pharmaceuticals, LLC.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on April 2, 2019

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