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Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is fairly common -- particularly in older men.
In fact, it’s thought that half of all men over 40 will experience it to a certain extent.
It’s usually nothing to worry about as the most common causes of impotence are lifestyle-related -- stress, anxiety, tiredness and drinking too much alcohol.
If it keeps happening, however, it’s worth looking at which of these 4 factors may be the underlying cause:
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, try addressing that issue and see if it helps.
But if you struggle to get an erection for a few weeks, you should see a doctor for a general health check as erectile dysfunction can be an early sign of conditions such as heart disease.
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