As men age narrowing of the arteries to the penis can lead to erection problems becoming very common.
It is estimated up to 1 in 2 men over the age of 50 are not happy with their erectile function. High blood pressure and the tablets used to treat it, diabetes, cholesterol problems, smoking and alcohol can all make the situation worse.
However, due to embarrassment and pride, many men do not seek help. This can lead to relationship problems, depression and even suicide.
There are many therapies (including Viagra, penile injections, implants) available to help with these problems but before trying these men need an assessment of their heart health and an understanding of how to get the best results.
At Cairns Doctors, our doctors are happy to discuss these problems with you and to help you find a solution.
For further information about your options visit Andrology Australia.