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Can erectile dysfunction be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There are some ways you may be able to prevent erectile dysfunction, or at least reduce your risk for the condition. The best way to prevent ED is by taking care of your overall health, including exercising regularly and avoiding or limiting alcohol and tobacco. It's also important to care for your psychological health by reducing stress and seeing a counselor for issues of depression or relationship problems. If you have any underlying health problems, such as diabetes or heart disease, it's important to get treatment and to see your doctor regularly to keep those and any other issues under control.

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