Erectile dysfunction is a man’s consistent inability to get or maintain an erection. This condition is not considered normal and is different from other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation and orgasm. Frequent erectile dysfunction can cause emotional and relationship problems and often leads to diminished self-esteem. Erectile dysfunction has many causes, most of which are treatable, and is not an inevitable consequence of aging.
Approximately 5 percent of 40-year-old men, and between 15 percent and 25 percent of 65-year-old men, experience erectile dysfunction on a long-term basis. A much more common problem that affects the majority of men at some point in their life is the occasional failure to achieve an erection, which can occur for a variety of reasons, such as from drinking too much alcohol or from being extremely tired.
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