It’s a delicate topic, one men are often not eager to discuss, but erectile dysfunction (ED) isn’t uncommon. In fact, more than 18 million American men are affected by ED. Some estimates suggest the actual number is almost double that.
ED becomes more common as you age—and most men will experience it at some point—but long-term, or chronic ED isn’t normal. The good news: In most cases, the cause of your ED can be quickly identified and treated. Click through this slideshow to learn more about erectile dysfunction and how stress and anxiety can cause it.