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Is ED treatable at any age?

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is treatable at any age. ED gets more common with age, usually starting around age 40. Almost 17 percent of men in their 60s have ED. Among men 75 and older, about 47 percent have ED. Because ED isn't an unavoidable part of aging, talk to your doctor about treatments, no matter what your age.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Absolutely! You can continue to have great sex for as long as you want it. The first step to preserving this important part of your life - at any age - is to have a frank and honest discussion with your doctor. ED is more likely to occur in older men in part because they're more likely to have the medical problems that can affect their ability to get and maintain erections - high blood pressure, high cholesterol, blood vessel disease and diabetes. Your doctor can help you make lifestyle modifications - quit smoking, lose weight, trim down - that can help prevent or reverse ED, or recommend treatment that will improve your sexual satisfaction as well as your partner's.

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