Lifestyle Changes for Erectile Dysfunction

Lifestyle Changes for Erectile Dysfunction

Julian Whitaker, MD

Men, if your sexual function isn’t what you’d like it to be, you can take Viagra, Cialis, or a related drug—a temporary fix at best. Or you can make lifestyle changes and use nutritional supplements and other natural therapies to get a handle on high blood pressure, diabetes, elevated lipids, obesity, metabolic syndrome, inactivity, and smoking, which are the most significant contributors to cardiovascular disease and to erectile dysfunction (ED).

Weight loss, regular exercise, a high-fiber, low-fat diet, and targeted supplements not only reduce risk of heart attack and stroke, but according to a 2011 meta-analysis in the Archives of Internal Medicine, may also give your sex life a boost. And don’t forget that prevention is the best medicine. Some degree of ED affects 42 percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70. By tending to your cardiovascular health today, you probably won’t have to deal with ED in the future.


  • Maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, and eat a high-fiber, low-fat diet.
  • If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, consider coming to the Whitaker Wellness Institute so we can use our safe, natural therapies to help. To schedule an appointment, call (866) 944-8253.

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