Study: Men with Erectile Dysfunction 24.8% less productive at work
On top of being burnt out AND Kuala Lumpur having the worst work-life balance;
Studies show that men with erectile dysfunction (ED) have POOR WORK PERFORMANCE.
Talk about a low blow.
Anyways, researchers at the International Journal of Clinical Practice analysed data from 52,000 men from 8 countries and came out with some shockingly SIGNIFICANT difference between a man WITH and WITHOUT ED!
It is reported that men with ED are TWICE more absent at work (7.1%) compared to a man without ED (3.2%).
ED men also have 24.8% overall work productivity impairment, more than double the healthy men with only 11.2%.
What is ED?
“Erectile Dysfunction” is defined as the CONSISTENT or recurrent inability of a male to attain and/or maintain a penile erection sufficient for sexual performance.
Malaysia Urological Association via Academy of Medicicine Malaysia
However, the occasional ED is NOT uncommon especially when a man experiences stress.
Besides, not ALL male sexual problems are caused by ED either.
So what are the symptoms of ED?
The symptoms of ED are rather straightforward;
- Trouble getting an erection
- Difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities
What are the causes of ED?
ED is more of a consequential problem rather than one existing alone.
This is because it can be caused by a multiple of things; including emotional and physiological triggers.
The generic causes of ED are:
-excessive drug OR alcohol use
-stress & anxiety
-obesity or being overweight
However, in addition to the above the following underlying problems can lead to ED too:
-cardiovascular diseases like hypertension and high choloesterol
-injuries (spinal or even penile)
What can you do to prevent ED?
ED is easily preventable when you have a healthy lifestyle.
Like drinking alcohol in moderation, not doing drugs (too much weed can also cause ED OK guys) and you know; the general rule of eating and living healthily.
There have also been articles which suggest abstaining from â€˜risky sexâ€™.
You know, to prevent yourselves from penile injuries and allâ€¦
Regardless, if you do suspect yourselves to have symptoms of ED, visit your nearest GP.