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Onwards and upwards - How to treat ED

Obviously the first step is to recognise you have a genuine problem – not just the odd night of not rising to the occasion.

Speak to your doctor

Consult with your healthcare professional to rule out any physical issues which might cause ED. The good news is that there are some lifestyle changes you can make to overcome ED.

Get in shape

Another reason to envy that buff guy? It’s probably not just his six-pack that’s rock hard… The likelihood of ED increases as body mass index increases (BMI)1, so yes, size matters after all.

Losing weight, a healthier diet, quitting smoking, reducing alcohol intake and pelvic floor exercises can help with ED2. Be sure to also put on your walking shoes more frequently: according to a Harvard study, 30 minutes of walking daily reduces the risk of ED by 41%.

Oral medication

Oral medication is the first-line treatment for ED as it’s safe, effective, has few side effects and is readily available at your nearest pharmacy. This medication works by relaxing the muscles in your penis, thereby increasing blood flow so you can get an erection when aroused3.

[1] National Library of Medicine. Obesity--significant risk factor for erectile dysfunction in men. Accessed online:
[2] Harvard Health Publishing. 5 natural ways to overcome erectile dysfunction. Accessed online:
[3] Mayo Clinic. Erectile dysfunction: Viagra and other oral medications. Accessed online: