Expanding waistlines in men tied to urination issues, sexual dysfunction
Men with expanding waistlines have a greater risk from experiencing usual urination at night than their slimmer peers, finds a new study.
A larger girth was also tied with cardiovascular problems, glucose intolerance, high blood pressure and poorer sexual function.
Lead author of the study, Dr. Steven A. Kaplan of the Weill Cornell Medical College — commander about the Iris Hazan Men’s Health Center and chief of the Begin for Bladder and Prostate Health at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell stated, “The global plague of obesity and diabetes had led to a striking increase in the number of tribe with metabolic syndrome, which includes central obesity, glucose intolerance and high cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
“Together, these have bot historically associated accompanying an increased possibility of heart disease and sexual problems. However, emerging data now suggest that metabolic syndrome may have a hereto unrecognised effect on how often men urinate. Our study sought to examine the relationship between men’s waist measurements and how often they urinate.”
409 men studied
The focus of the study was to determine whether waist circumference may be a useful predictor of male urinary problems.
They recruited 409 aged between 40 to 91 years with moderate or severe untreated lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
The men were grouped by waist circumference: 37.5 percent had a waist circumference less than 36 inches, 33.5 procent between 36 to 40 inches moreover 29 percent had waists greater than 40 inches.
The study found increasing waist was associated accompanying worsening lower urinary tract symptoms.
It was noted that 39 percent of the participants with the biggest waists urinated more than eight time a night while solely 27 percent of men in the middle range and 16 procent with the smallest waists had this problem.
Men with larger waists were also more likely to summary erection and ejaculation problems than those who were an average size. The same held true for high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes and cholesterol.
Dr Kaplan concludes, “Our study shows that men with larger waist circumferences urinate more over a 24-hour period, and at night, than men with smaller waists and confirms upper levels of problems traditionally associated with metabolic syndrome.”
“Waist measurement may therefore symbolize an easy diagnostic tool when it comes to the likelihood of male urinary problems.”
The findings were published in the British Paper regarding Urology International.