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Is Erectile Dysfunction Preventable?

With Valentine’s Day approaching the last thing you want is for there to be strain on your relationship. Sexual dysfunction can affect both men and women. In men, erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur at any age, but it does happen more frequently as men age. And unfortunately it can put a stress on your relationship, but the truth is that the majority of men experience it at some point in their lives.

The good news is it’s a highly treatable condition, but treatment varies. There’s not a standard treatment for everyone. Treatment for ED depends on the cause of the issue. In nearly 70 percent of cases of erectile dysfunction, prescription medications will successfully treat the problem. If the issue is due to psychological issues, counseling may be recommended as well. Sometimes medication may need to be injected. Only in rare cases is surgery recommended.

As you age, you are more likely to have ED but you’re also more at risk for other chronic conditions, and chances are you are not as active. The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to have a healthy lifestyle. Diabetes, heart disease and other chronic health conditions may cause ED. If so, work with your physician to manage those more effectively. Smoking and excessive alcohol can also be a cause. Make sure you are physically active and have a healthy diet.

Even if you start experiencing ED, you should consult with a physician soon because the issue is highly treatable. Your doctor will perform tests to determine the cause and then the best treatment. If you would like to make an appointment with one of our physicians, call 1-877-321-8452.

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