Erection Problems (Erectile Dysfunction) (cont.)
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You may be able to avoid erection problems (erectile dysfunction) related to anxiety and stress by taking a more relaxed approach to sex. Talk to your partner about your problems and concerns. Sexual intimacy is a form of communication. If you and your partner talk about sex, it will help reduce your stress and anxiety, and you may become more relaxed.
Erections may gradually become more difficult to get and maintain as you get older. But foreplay—erotic stimulation before intercourse—and the right environment can help increase your ability to have an erection, regardless of your age.
Other things you can do that may reduce your risk for having an erection problem include:
In some cases you can treat occasional episodes of erection problems (erectile dysfunction) at home, without a doctor's help. But do involve your partner in the process, and don't be embarrassed about seeking professional help if erection problems are consistent and troublesome. You may be able to help yourself by:
Some men may try methods available in health food stores or through magazine advertisements. Most of these methods have never been medically proved to work, may be unsafe, and are often expensive. They are not recommended.
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