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3 Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Erectile Dysfunction Pills

Many men think of erectile dysfunction medicine as magical pills that help them get an erection when needed. However, ED pills are meant to be short-term supplements that help improve your sexual life while you get to the root of what is causing your ED. Ideally, once you treat the root problems, your ED will subside and you will no longer need to use medication. Here are a few tips for getting the most out of the medication while you are on it and getting to a point when you will no longer need it. 

Combine the Medication With Lifestyle Changes

Most ED can be treated with lifestyle changes. Physical changes include more exercise, better sleep hygiene, and stricter nutritional monitoring. However, you should also make emotional and psychological changes to reduce stress. For example, you may cut back your hours at work or assess your relationship with your partner to see if these are causing your dysfunction. 

Lifestyle changes can make the pills more effective, allowing you to rely on them less frequently, and, eventually, eliminating your need for them altogether. 

Consider Therapy or Counseling 

Some men would rather take ED pills for the rest of their lives rather than admit they may have a psychological problem that warrants counseling. However, often the cause of ED is psychological rather than physical. ED pills will allow you to continue your sexual life while you are in counseling, but counseling is what will allow you to no longer need the medication. 

Therapy can also be important in helping you deal with your emotional response to needing ED medication, allowing you to enjoy a more stress-free, enjoyable sex life while you are still taking the medication. 

Avoid Over-using Your Medication

It is important that your doctor prescribe you ED medication and you follow their instructions for use. Most medications should not be taken more than once a day, and many are recommended only once every few days. By following the instructions, you can ensure that you give your body time to re-establish its natural sexual responses rather than depending on the medication. Also, some medications can be taken fifteen minutes prior to arousal whereas others need to be taken a day ahead of time. Knowing these differences will prevent embarrassment and frustration in your sexual life, empowering you to act when you desire. 

Taking ED medication can be a good way to regain control of your intimate life. However, combining it with lifestyle changes and therapy while following its recommended use will give you lasting effects.