Premature ejaculation – a gut reaction

Premature ejaculation is a disorder linked to many risk factors. Moreover, although it is curable, at least to some degree, it’s worth remembering that some risk factors can be controlled.  A recent study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research, confirmed that the so-called metabolic syndrome – a group of risk factors like a large waistline, a high triglyceride level and a high blood pressure, associated with health diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases- is closely related to the risk of premature ejaculation. As stated before, some of those risk factors can be prevented with a healthy lifestyle: weight control, physical exercise and a healthy diet. Furthermore, the study, which involved more than 100 men, indicated that 51% of those with premature ejaculation featured the clinical parameters necessary for a metabolic syndrome diagnosis. This was due to the presence of at least three of the following clinical parameters: high blood pressure, high blood glucose levels, waist above 100 centimetres, elevated levels of triglycerides, and low levels of HDL (good cholesterol). These are the same symptoms which would lead a doctor to worry about an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but they are also bad news for sexual health. Suspected metabolic syndrome patients have been shown to ejaculate much earlier, with an average of one minute and 49 seconds, instead of the 3 minutes and 43 averaged by the others.

Bolat, D., Kocabas, G. U., Gunlusoy, B., Aydogdu, O., and Aydin, M. E., The relationship between acquired premature ejaculation and metabolic syndrome: a prospective, comparative study., International Journal of Impotence Research (2017)

PP-SH-UK-0016 | Date of preparation: Feb 2018