Background: Erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation are common sexual disorders affecting a large proportion of men worldwide. Nutritional factors play a vital role in preventing and managing these conditions. The study aimed to provide insights into the dietary factors that can influence the incidence and severity of these disorders.
Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship between nutritional status and erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation among male patients, identifying potential dietary interventions.
Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted by Medical College Hospital, Rajshahi, from March 2021 to September 2021. A total of n=150 patients with erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Nutritional status was assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire, and clinical evaluations were conducted to assess the severity of the conditions. Statistical analysis was performed to determine the association between nutritional status and erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation.
Result: The study found that men with premature ejaculation (PE) reported lower levels of sexual satisfaction compared to men with normal ejaculatory latency. Out of the 150 patients, 80 (53.3%) reported experiencing erectile dysfunction, while 70 (46.7%) did not. Regarding premature ejaculation, 60 (40.0%) patients reported experiencing it, while 90 (60.0%) did not. In terms of sexual satisfaction, 110 (73.3%) patients reported feeling satisfied, while 40 (26.7%) reported feeling unsatisfied. The data also provided information on the dietary factors contributing to sexual dysfunction. Specifically, 55 (36.7%) patients had low fruit intake, 62 (41.3%) had a low vegetable intake, 48 (32.0%) had a high saturated fat intake, and 68 (45.3%) had a high processed food intake.
Conclusion: The study highlights the significant impact of poor nutritional status on male sexual health, specifically the increased risk of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. The study's findings suggest that dietary interventions, such as increasing the intake of fruits and vegetables and reducing the consumption of processed and fried foods, could help prevent and manage these conditions. These results highlight the need for further research in this area and underscore the importance of promoting healthy dietary habits for maintaining male sexual health.