They may not readily discuss it, but there are moments when men just can’t rise to the occasion. Although short-term triggers for erectile dysfunction (ED) such as stress, alcohol consumption and fatigue are remedied relatively easily, long-term ED – which affects about one in 10 adult males – can be harder to treat.
This is especially so for men suffering from diabetes, a common phenomenon that is predicted to afflict 15% of Singapore’s adult population by 2050. Research reveals that up to 75% of men with diabetes will not only have ED, but also develop it 10 to 15 years earlier than those without diabetes.
But a study has emerged showing that intermittent fasting can significantly lower the incidence of ED. To find out more about the topic, we chat with Dr. Sriram Narayanan, a Senior Consultant Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon with The Harley Street Heart and Vascular Centre in Singapore.