Erectile dysfunction

Most men have problems with getting or keeping an erection at some point. Erectile dysfunction is very common, particularly in older men (between the ages of 40 and 70).

Erectile dysfunction can have a range of causes, both physical and physiological. Generally, lifestyle changes such as losing weight and exercise, can correct the problem.

If erection problems continue for a number of weeks, it is worth going to see your GP. When you go and see your GP they are likely to assess your general health as erectile dysfunction can be a sign of more serious conditions such as heart disease, diabetes or high blood pressure.

More information about erectile dysfunction, the causes and treatment, can be found on the NHS Choices website.

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