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Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Health Problems Most Correlated With Erectile Dysfunction

By Johnathan P Cumberwell

We already know that lifestyle choices and health can have a big impact on how well we function sexually.

And we know that certain health conditions are linked with erectile dysfunction.

But which are the health conditions most strongly correlated with erectile dysfunction?

Researches at the Univeristy of Utah have attempted to answer this question.

They analysed data from almost 2.5 million men, and were able to rank the health conditions most tightly associated with ED, from high to low correlation.

In other words, they were able to say: If you struggle with health condition X, your odds of also struggle with erectile dysfunction are Y.

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This research report was published in the scientific journal Urology, and you find a link to the study at the end of this post.

So what exactly did the researchers find?

  • 18 health conditions were observed to be positively associated with ED
  • 11 health conditions were observed to be negatively associated with ED
  • Depression had the strongest correlation with ED, with an odds ratio of 2.875
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and several autoimmune diseases, were also strongly correlated with ED  

What are my takeaways from this research?

Firstly, it is perhaps surprising that depression is the health condition that is most highly correlated with ED. 

But it demonstrates that there is a very stong link between what happens in our minds and what goes on in our bodies.

However, depression often doesn’t come alone. Being overweight or having health problems (for instance) can cause depression. Also, ED can by itself cause depression. So there is a chance that depression is also linked to other factors that may impact ED.

Secondly, that our health is super important. It’s not only important for feeling good and being happy, but it is also super important for functioning well in the bedroom.

And thirdly, should you struggle with any chronic or serious health problem, you may be smart to do your very best to overcome this problem. This will probably improve your life quality and also improve your chances of functioning sexually. 

If you want to know how well you function sexually, you can take the ED Calculator and get your score from 0-100% here.

To read the source article, please go here.