Impotence Information

Health condition


Impotence can be a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. These variations make defining impotence and estimating its incidence difficult.
Incidence increases with age: About 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience impotence. But it is not an inevitable part of aging. In older men, impotence usually has a physical cause, such as disease, injury, or side effects of drugs. Any disorder that causes injury to the nerves or impairs blood flow in the penis has the potential to cause impotence.

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