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Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredIn most cases, you won't need any invasive procedures to resolve issues with erectile dysfunction (ED). You need to take matters into your own hands - no pun intended. All you have to do is to commit to a healthy lifestyle: Exercise 30 minutes a day most days of the week; eat a Mediterranean diet filled with vegetables, fruits, and good fats from olive oil, avocados, and nuts, low fat dairy, and lean meat, poultry and fish; keep your weight within normal range; don't smoke and quit if you do; have fewer than 8 alcoholic drinks a week; avoid recreational drugs; and practice stress management regularly.
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI) answered
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often a sign that you have a health-related problem, such as heart disease, diabetes, or an endocrine (hormonal) disorder. These health conditions--or the medications that treat them--can cause or contribute to ED.
The most conservative way to treat ED is to treat the health problem that is causing it. In many cases, these conditions can be managed with lifestyle changes, including quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, losing weight and increasing physical activity.
If you think one of the medications you are taking may be causing your erectile dysfunction, ask your doctor whether the dose can be adjusted or you can be switched to another medication. If erection problems persist, your doctor can prescribe treatments that can help you get and maintain an erection.