Sedentary workload has negative impacts on male erectile and lower urinary tract function
Doctor Hao-chien Chao (1)
(1) Division Of Urology, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan, Taichung, Taiwan
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of sedentary workload on hypogonadism and the association with erectile and lower urinary tract functions.
A total of 81 male first-line office managers of Taichung commercial bank were enrolled in this study. Serum testosterone, free testosterone, estradiol and PSA were checked in the morning. The International prostate symptoms scores (IPSS), 5-items version of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5) questionnaires and Saint Louis University ADAM (androgen deficiency in aging males) questionnaire were completed and data were obtained by all the enrolled subjective. Eighty one age-matched health check-up subjective were compared as controls.
The age range of enrolled subjective was between 42 and 67 with an average of 48.9 5.94 years. BMI of participants was larger than control group (24.9 3.3 vs 23.8 2.5, P<0.05). Moring Testosterone level was lower in study group (3.09 0.89 vs 3.59 0.72 ng/ml). There was no statistically significant difference in total IPSS scores between study and control groups (10.25 4.79 vs 9.35 3.72, p=0.186). However subgroup analysis disclosed study group had significantly higher storage domain of IPSS compared with control group (5.95 2.21 vs 5.27 1.63, p=0.029). But the difference was not obvious in voiding domain (4.28 3.32 vs 4.075 2.9, p=0.667). Those men with sedentary workload also had lower IIEF scores than control group (19.93 4.08 vs 21.2 2.76, p=0.0141)
Sedentary workload has negative effects on BMI, testosterone levels and erectile functions. Lower urinary tract symptoms, especially storage symptoms, were related to such work.