The number of men seeking treatment for erectile dysfunction has soared in recent years amid what some have described as a 'silent epidemic'. Viagra - the 'little blue pill' - is normally associated with old people but the most recent figures suggest an estimated 30 million American men now live with erectile dysfunction - nearly twice as many in the early 2000s. It's taboo.’It is for this reason that Dr Bernie said that the true number of men with erectile dysfunction is likely much higher than the estimated 30 million. Erectile dysfunction is often a biomarker for a man’s overall health. Internet viewing has ticked up consistently over the past two decades, suggesting that the pool of young men with ED will expand.