In most cases, simple changes in lifestyle, such as reducing weight, drinking less alcohol, or stop smoking, may improve male impotence.
If the male impotence is caused by certain medication, your doctor may suggest reducing dose or trying an alternate drug. Certain blood pressure level medications, allergy drugs, antidepressants, sedatives, diet pills, and an ulcer drug called cimetidine may make it hard for men to get a firm erection.
Most men with male impotence, however, will need further treatment. Treatment solutions for male impotence include:
• Psychotherapy (counseling)
• Medications (drug therapy)
• Vacuum devices (pumps)