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How common is erectile dysfunction if you have diabetes?

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It's estimated that about 35% to 75% of men with diabetes will experience at least some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED) during their lifetime. As men with diabetes age, ED becomes even more common. Over age 50, the chances of having problems with an erection occurs in about 50% to 60% of men with diabetes. Above age 70, there is about a 95% likelihood of having some ED.

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: “Erectile Dysfunction.” 

American Diabetes Association: “Lifestyle Changes Improve Erectile Function.” 

News release, FDA.

Weill Cornell Medical College. "Penile Implant Surgery." "Vacuum Devices for Erectile Dysfunction."

Reviewed by Michael Dansinger on May 7, 2019

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