Sexual dysfunction is more common in men as they age, period! The key is to understand the possible link between chronic disease and E.D. Luckily there are great treatment options and success.
The most correlated condition is diabetes. Poor sugar control can ruin your erections. Cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, cardiovascular disease, multiple sclerosis and any inflammatory condition can damage blood flow and nerve impulses causing E.D. Psychological factors also play a role in 20% of men with E.D.
The shocking data reported in Massachusetts Male Aging Study is approximately 40% of men experience some degree of E.D at age 40 and by age 70, 70% of men experiences E.D at least once. E.D can be a warning sign of serious disease, especially heart disease and possibly a warning of heart attack.