What is erectile dysfunction
Signs and symptoms of erectile dysfunction
What to ask your GP
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Your doctor may suggest you take a look at your lifestyle to see
whether you could make improvements that would help solve your
erectile dysfunction (ED). There are many practical steps you can
take to gain control of your sex life again.
Making some simple lifestyle changes has been shown to improve symptoms of erectile dysfunction (ED) for many men. So even if you're on medication for your ED, it's worth giving these a go, too.
Lifestyle Dos and Don'ts
Making such adjustments to your lifestyle could not only give your love life a boost but in the longer term it may also benefit your health generally, especially your heart. So it's a win-win situation.
Psychosexual counsellingPsychosexual counselling can work really well for men whose ED is caused largely by psychological triggers. This type of counselling gives you and your partner an opportunity to discuss sexual or emotional issues that may relate to your ED. The counsellor also offers practical advice about sex, such as foreplay technique to improve your sex life.Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)CBT is a kind of talking therapy widely used to tackle conditions that are affected by the way we think about things. The therapist aims to turn any unhelpful or unrealistic emotions and thoughts that you may have into more positive feelings. In the case of ED, these may be to do with your self-esteem, your relationships, and your sexuality.SurgeryYou'd probably only be offered surgery for ED if other treatments haven't worked for you. There are two options:
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