Your doctor may tell you to make some day-to-day adjustments. Expect to hear things like:
- Stop any tobacco or illegal drug use.
- Cut back on alcohol.
- Lower stress.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Exercise regularly.
- Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
- Lower your cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
If a medication is causing your ED, your doctor may lower your dose or try a different drug.
Other treatments include:
If anxiety or stress is causing your ED, it may help to talk to a professional therapist.
- Vacuum penis pumps
- Penis weights
- Enlargement pills
- Penis stretching exercises, called jelqing
But some techniques, including weight loss, may improve your penis’s appearance or your confidence in bed, says Petar Bajic, MD, a urologist, and head of the Men’s Health Center in the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the men’s health Clinic.
How can you figure out what might help and what’s a sham? Talk to your doctor before you try any penis enlargement device or treatment.