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Erectile Dysfunction

What percentage of men in their 60s have erectile dysfunction?

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  • AMehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
    Problems with erections become more common as a man ages, especially after 65 or so. But not all erection problems are created equal.

    One survey found that about half of all men in their 60s reported some dissatisfaction with their sexual functioning. But many called the problems "small" or "very small." Meanwhile, according to the National Institutes of Health, 17% of men in the United States between the ages of 60 and 69 have completely lost the ability to have an erection. Which is a big problem for most guys.

    Erectile dysfunction is not a natural part of aging. Check in with your doctor if you're over 60 and experiencing problems in the bedroom.
  • Findings show that 10% of men in their 60s have ED. The percentage of men in their 60s with erectile dysfunction (ED) is four times higher compared to men in their 40s, according to a study in the Journal of Urology. At age 60 to 65, many men report difficulty getting aroused (low libido) and having a sustainable erection during sexual intercourse. 
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