What is erectile dysfunction/impotence? When a man can't get an erection to have sex or can't keep an erection long enough to finish having sex. It can occur at any age, but it is more common in men older than 65.

Is erectile dysfunction just a part of old age? It doesn't have to be. It's true that as you get older, you may need more stimulation (such as stroking and touching) to get an erection. But older men should still be able to get an erection and enjoy sex.

What causes erectile dysfunction? The following are some of the physical causes of erectile dysfunction:

Feelings that can lead to erectile dysfunction

How is erectile dysfunction diagnosed? Your doctor will probably start by asking you some questions and doing a physical exam. Samples of your blood and urine may be tested for diseases and disorders. Other tests may also be needed. Your doctor will determine which tests are right for you.

Source: American Academy of Family Physicians