From pills to surgery to therapy, there is no shortage of suggestions for how to improve sexual performance. We don't have any quick fixes that work for everyone but there is a fairly simple rule of thumb that can help. In general, healthy lifestyle choices – like a good diet, ample exercise, and stress reduction – will improve a man's sexual functioning the most. "Not only do diet and exercise help prevent sexual problems from occurring in men in the first place, they can also reverse it," says Dr. Alan W. Shindel, assistant professor of urology at UC Davis. While a pill may work as temporary fix, healthy life changes are potential permanent solutions to sexual issues. Here are some of the lifestyle choices that will make the biggest difference in the bedroom.
Studies have shown that men who have higher levels of testosterone are at lower risk of erection troubles and decreased libido but there is uncertainty about how that relationship works. Men who are healthy tend to have higher testosterone levels and their overall health may be the source of any superior sexual health or desire. Shindel says that testosterone should not be considered a cure-all and does carry with it some health risks. If you do want to investigate testosterone options, he recommends consulting with a medical professional who has expertise in that area.
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