The inability to achieve and sustain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse is not considered normal at any age. According to the National Institutes of Health, erectile dysfunction affects approximately 5 percent of men in their 40s and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men on a long-term basis.
Common causes of erectile dysfunction include diseases affecting nerves or blood flow, weak veins, common medications or psychological factors.
Erectile dysfunction is usually treated with oral medications, depending on the cause of the problem. GuidePoint pharmacists can answer any medication-related questions you may have, all in the privacy of our consultation room.