PreventionBy Mayo Clinic staff
The best way to prevent erectile dysfunction is to make healthy lifestyle choices and to manage any existing health problems you have. Here are some things you can do:
- Work with your doctor to manage diabetes, heart disease or other chronic health problems.
- See your doctor for regular checkups and medical screening tests.
- Stop smoking, limit or avoid alcohol, and don't use street drugs.
- Exercise regularly.
- Take steps to reduce stress.
- Get help for anxiety or depression.
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