Surgical Treatment Options
To improve erectile function, your doctor may treat underlying medical causes such as heart disease and diabetes. Changing certain habits, such as stopping drug or alcohol use, may also improve erectile function. Treating mental health problems, such as relationship conflicts, depression or performance anxiety can also help. If ED is a side effect of a prescribed medication you are taking, your doctor may be able to adjust the dose of your medication or switch you to a different drug. Do not stop taking your medicine or change any medications without talking to your doctor first. If a blood test shows low testosterone levels, testosterone replacement therapy may help.