Impotence calculator published online

21 June 2013

Men concerned about their ability to perform in the bedroom can now calculate their risk of impotence, or erectile dysfunction, online. The calculator, devised by online GP service DrEd.com, takes several lifestyle factors into consideration before tallying up the score. Risk factors include diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, pelvic surgery, smoking and age.

In addition, psychological factors could hinder performance - stress and anxiety are common causes of erectile dysfunction in young men. The condition is becoming increasingly common in men aged 20 to 30, with an average of ten per cent suffering from impotence.

It’s estimated that approximately half of British men between the ages of 40 to 70 suffer from erectile dysfunction at some point throughout their lifetime.

If problems in the bedroom are hindering your partner’s ability to get pregnant, consider a fertility test, where a medical professional will analyse a sample of your semen. This will help determine whether additional treatment is necessary.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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