My weak erection

I am a 40-year-old man. My erection is not as strong as it was in my 18s and 20s and it does not last once I ejaculate. Kindly tell me the cause and what I should do.

Dayo (by SMS)

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While it is true that erections usually reduce in strength as one ages, it is still too early for you to have problems with your erection at age 40. Erectile dysfunction (ED) can occur for many reasons from vascular disease, neurological disease, diabetes, or prostate-related treatments or surgeries. Some life habits such as daily walking, eating a diet rich in natural foods like fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fish — with fewer red and processed meat and refined grains and paying attention to your vascular health has been found to be very helpful for avoiding ED. High blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol, and high triglycerides can all damage arteries in the heart (causing heart attack), in the brain (causing stroke), and leading to the penis (causing ED). An expanding waistline also contributes. Check with your doctor to find out whether your vascular system — and thus your heart, brain, and penis — is in good shape or needs a tune-up through lifestyle changes and, if necessary, medications.

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