Ignoring your health? Your sex life may pay the price
October 21, 2021
One common but rarely talked about health problem that affects men is erectile dysfunction (ED), meaning that you are unable to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex. It's not something you will die from, but it can certainly make your life miserable.
It's more common than you think. One 2020 study found that 52% of men will have ED at some point in their lives and that the problem increases with age. Men between the ages of 40 and 70 have a 15 percent chance of ED becoming an ongoing problem.
What causes ED? Any health issue that reduces blood flow to the penis (which is needed fo...