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Do most men experience impotence at some time in their life?

More than 30 million men in the U.S. have erectile dysfunction (ED), according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Erectile dysfunction can be the result of health conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, or multiple sclerosis. Or ED may be linked to unhealthy lifestyle habits, stress and anxiety, or the result or depression and the medications used to treat depression.

No matter what the cause, there is treatment for ED. Drugs such as sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra) and tadalafil (Cialis) can help many men achieve or sustain an adequate erection. Changing some medications and adopting healthy lifestyle habits can also help end ED.

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