Men with a bulging waist risk impotence and ejaculation problems
2nd August 2012
For all you men out there – Next time you hit the town with your friends and drink pint after pint of beer, followed by that customary kebab on the way home, think about what the extra calories and weight could be doing to your sex life. By that, we do not mean the common ‘brewer’s droop’ that many intoxicated men experience, which is a temporary form of alcohol-induced impotence. An American study that has been published in the August edition of the British Journal of Urology International claims that men with a larger waistline have a much higher chance of experiencing sexual dysfunction and symptoms of urinary tract infection. Senior study author Dr Steven Kaplan of the Weill Cornell Medical College at Cornell University, worked with colleagues to examine 400 males who were all suffering with lower urinary tract symptoms, which include varying things such as difficulty urinating, incontinence and frequent urination during both the day and night. Age ranges of the subjects spanned from 40 to 91 years. It was documented that 37.5% of the men had a waistline measuring less than 36 inches, roughly a third were measured between 36 and 40 inches and finally 29% of the men had a waist circumference of more than 40 inches. A link was established between having a bigger waistline and frequency of urination. For example, it was noted that 39% of men with the largest waists needed to urinate more than eight times in a 24 hour time period. In contrast, statistics showed it was 27% for men in the middle category and just 16% for males with waists less than 36 inches. As well as being more at risk of urination problems, researchers found that erectile dysfunction (ED) was present in 74.5% of the men with the biggest waists, whereas it was prominent in 50% of men in the middle group and 32% with the smallest waists.  Ejaculatory problems showed a similar pattern to the two issues already mentioned as 65% of men with the larger waists had ejaculation problems, followed by 40% and 21% respectively. Moreover, the study also found men with the biggest waist circumference were more likely to have the common health conditions that have long been linked to obesity, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. Dr Kaplan spoke on the study results and said, “The findings demonstrate that obesity in men - part of a growing global epidemic, affects their well-being in profound ways. We have to think of the body in a much more holistic way. What we eat can have devastating consequences on more than just our hearts. Quality-of-life issues…can be affected as well in drastic ways.” Certainly the problems encountered in this study paint a worrying picture for men. Indeed if current trends continue then it is expected that by the year 2030, half of UK men could be obese. Also in 2008 it was estimated that an incredible 502 million people around the globe were obese. However, if you are a male who is suffering from ED, Medical Specialists Pharmacy offers a wide range of treatment options to help you and kick-start your sex life. The medications we provide for male impotence can be ordered with or without a private prescription, and pending approval from one of our registered doctors, can arrive to you within just 24 hours. We have Viagra, Cialis and Levitra, all obtainable at fantastic prices. In addition, if you are suffering from the common ejaculation problem, premature ejaculation (PE), our doctors can prescribe Priligy for this condition, following a consultation. This is an oral tablet for suitable males suffering from premature ejaculation. These tablets are taken prior to the sexual activity. It acts quickly within 60 minutes and is only taken when you need it. In addition, we offer Stud 100 spray, obtainable from our chemist shop. Stud 100 delays ejaculation by reducing the sensitivity of the penis, significantly prolonging intercourse and providing greater satisfaction for both partners.