Experiencing erectile issues or feeling the need to urinate more frequently? The problem could be hanging around your waist.
A new study published in the August 2012 issue of theBritish Journal of Urology International (BJUI) showed that men with larger waist lines who were experiencing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) had more sexual problems.
The team discovered that men who had the largest waist size were more likely to urinate frequently. Thirty nine percent of men in the largest group urinated more than eight times in 24 hours, compared to 27 percent in the middle group and 16 percent in the smallest-waist group. Nighttime urination also increased with waist circumference, with 44 percent of men in the large group urinating more than twice at night, compared to 29 percent of the middle group and 15 percent of the smallest group.
When it came to sexual health, 74.5 percent of the men in the largest-waist group said they experienced erectile dysfunction, compared to 50 and 32 percent of the medium and smallest groups respectively. Ejaculation problems were reported at a 65 percent rate in the largest group, and only occurred in 40 percent of the medium-sized waist group and 21 percent in the smaller sized waist group.
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