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How does my age play a role in erectile dysfunction?

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As you age, it may take you longer to get an erection, and it may not be as firm as it was when you were younger.

But getting older does not cause ED, it only increases your chances of getting it. In fact, ED can affect men of all ages.

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile dysfunction.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine: “One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man -- Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Erectile Dysfunction.”

Mayo Clinic: “Erectile dysfunction.”

Journal of Sexual Medicine: “One Patient Out of Four with Newly Diagnosed Erectile Dysfunction Is a Young Man -- Worrisome Picture from the Everyday Clinical Practice.”

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on November 05, 2018

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