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A number of erectile dysfunction treatments are available. Ask your doctor if one of these may be a good choice for you:
Vacuum-constriction device. This device, also called a penis pump or a vacuum pump, is a hollow tube you put over your penis. It uses a pump to draw blood into your penis to create an erection. This hand- or battery-powered device is simple to operate and has a low risk of problems.
If a vacuum-constriction device is a good treatment choice for you, your doctor might recommend or prescribe a specific model. That way, you can be sure it suits your needs and that it's made by a reputable manufacturer. Penis pumps available in magazines and sex ads might not be safe or effective.
Don't underestimate the difference a few changes can make. Try these approaches to improve erectile dysfunction and your overall health:
Stop smoking. Tobacco use, including smoking, narrows your blood vessels, which can lead to or worsen erectile dysfunction. Smoking can also decrease levels of the chemical nitric oxide, which signals your body to allow blood flow to your penis.
If you've tried to quit on your own but couldn't, don't give up — ask for help. There are a number of strategies to help you quit, including medications.
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