The study that was conducted by the University of California urology department allowed researchers to look into the correlation between waning sexual desire and erectile dysfunction. While to the outsider it would seem that the two were related the study that was conducted showed a lot more than just lack of desire and erectile dysfunction.
Here is a look at some of the findings of the research.
Those that reported through a poll that they were having trouble getting and/or keeping an erection within the period of six months were more likely to develop erectile dysfunction by the next poll. In fact, in the polls it showed that those that answered with this answer were 2.33 time more likely to develop erectile dysfunction within nine years.
Males that reported that they have had a decrease in sexual desire from when they were teenagers were also affected by erectile dysfunction. Those that answered like this in the poll were more likely to develop erectile dysfunction than those that did not answer like this.
The amount of sexual desires, fantasies or erotic dreams also played a role in erectile dysfunction. Those that answered on the poll that they only experienced these once a week or less were twice as likely to develop erectile dysfunction within the nine year period.
While it might seem that these answers on the poll are common sense. It would make sense if you were suffering early warning signs of erectile dysfunction then you would have less sexual desires but these findings are extremely important because it allows doctors to have a guide to early detection. If doctors can easily detect who might be at risk for developing erectile dysfunction within the next few years they can start early treatment for it.