Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction

By

Dennis Bentley, MD

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Frequently, erectile dysfunction (ED), or the inability to keep an erection firm enough for sex, is an early indicator of a more serious medical condition like cardiovascular disease. Before anything else, the number one treatment for ED is modifying the risk factors of other possible medical problems. This includes avoiding smoking, maintaining an ideal body weight through diet and exercise, limiting alcohol intake, as well as treating any other pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension.

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