Take the initiative and change your lifestyle as a first step, which — if necessary means: exercise, for instance do pelvic floor exercises that improve the strength of the pelvic floor muscles, try aerobic exercise that can improve your overall health or try brisk walking 30 minutes a day, three to four times a week.
Additionally, have a healthy diet: For example, limit saturated fat and eat several portions of vegetables, fruits and whole grains each day and reduce cholesterols.
Also lower your stress levels, try to stop smoking and reduce alcohol consumption. Each of these factors can help to improve your sexual performance. But as a rule of thumb we can say: Eating and drinking in moderation will not worsen your symptoms — in other words, a burger now and then and an occasional beer after work are still permitted.
Secondly, consult your physician or healthcare professional. They are experts, you can openly talk to them, as there are thousands of other men having the exact same challenges. It can also help to talk openly to your partner, so that the both of you can approach the issue together.
Always remember, that an occasional loss of erection is nothing to worry about. But if it happens consistently, you should seek medical attention from a specialist. Remember ED is a common condition, and it has many possible causes.
As there are various medications and treatments available, you can relieve your symptoms of ED in many cases, enabling you to continue having sexual intercourse. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor or health care provider early, so that underlying causes can be ruled out and your treatment plan can start as soon as possible.
¹ To read more about the study go to: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jsm.12179