Date: Mar 18, 2019
By: Fang Chih-hsien and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Erectile dysfunction linked to higher obesity rates is increasingly prevalent among men in
their 20s and 30s in Taiwan, E-Da Dacheng Hospital urologist Wang Chii-jye (王起杰) has warned.
Excessive consumption of fatty and calorific foods by men in that age group has resulted in higher obesity rates, which is correlated to erectile dysfunction, the Kaohsiung-based physician said on Thursday.
His department has treated patients as young as 17 for the problem, which is usually associated with older men, he said.
An overweight high-school student sought treatment after finding himself unable to perform, despite his and his girlfriend’s “best efforts,” Wang said. [FULL STORY]