In many cases, yes, erectile dysfunction can be reversed. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found a 29 percent remission rate after 5 years. It's important to note that even when erectile dysfunction can't be cured, proper treatment can reduce or eliminate symptoms. Fortunately, ED is almost always reversible.
However, the chances of completely curing ED depend on its underlying cause. Reversible causes include stopping taking medications that may be affecting erectile function, psychological factors, and poor lifestyle habits. Erectile dysfunction can usually be reversed by treating underlying conditions, using natural remedies, or lifestyle modification. Depending on the cause of ED, you may be able to reverse it with lifestyle changes, such as following a healthy diet, losing weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress. Erectile dysfunction medications, such as sildenafil (Viagra), can often help men with ED caused by medical conditions, but they won't be able to reverse or cure erectile dysfunction.
ED can be an early warning sign of more serious underlying conditions that, while not reversible, can often be treated. These problems improved spontaneously in 29 percent of men, suggesting that factors that can be controlled, such as lifestyle, were behind the reversal of erectile dysfunction. If you are suffering from ED and want to reverse it permanently, it is important to identify the underlying cause and take steps to address it. If the cause is psychological or lifestyle-related, making changes to your lifestyle and seeking counseling may help. If the cause is a medical condition or medication side effect, your doctor may recommend treatment options such as medication or surgery. It is also important to remember that even if you are able to reverse your ED permanently, it is still important to practice healthy habits such as eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly in order to maintain good sexual health.