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Could lifestyle changes, like diet and exercise, help my ED?

Dr. Madeleine M. Castellanos, MD
Psychiatrist (Therapist)

Staying healthy won't necessarily cure erectile dysfunction (ED), but it can help treat and prevent the conditions that cause ED or make it worse. You may be able to improve your erections by taking good care of yourself.

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is often caused by lifestyle choices, but may also be a sign of a health problem. Smoking, excessive drinking, being overweight or obesity, and lack of exercise are all associated with ED. These lifestyle factors may also raise your risk for cardiovascular (heart and vessel) disease, nerve damage, diabetes, endocrine (hormonal) disorders or high blood pressure, all of which cause ED. For this reason, lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, exercising more, drinking less alcohol, and quitting smoking can help improve your health over all as well as your ability to get and maintain an erection.

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