Losing weight may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to research presented at the rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association AUA. Morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common confounders, including diabetes, hypertension and smoking. In this study from researchers in Boston and Philadelphia, sexual function was normalized in some men who underwent gastric bypass surgery for weight loss.
The aims of the present study were to compare sexual quality of life and prevalence of female sexual dysfunction FSD after surgical weight loss with controls seeking bariatric surgery, and to perform a literature review. The control group comprised of 23 women who were asked to complete the questionnaires during their preoperative evaluation preoperative group. There was no difference in the prevalence of FSD between groups.
Overweight or obese men who lose weight following gastric bypass surgery may have more satisfying sex lives than their counterparts who do not have bariatric surgery. Overweight men may experience sexual problems that include erectile dysfunction and shortness of breath during intercourse. The new study shows that dramatic weight loss achieved with weight loss surgery fosters an increase in levels of the male sex hormone testosterone, which may yield a better sex life.
A: Obesity is a major health risk that can lead to serious medical problems such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, liver disease, lung disease, mental disease, cancers, and many other complications. Losing weight through diet and exercise, and keeping the weight off is very difficult for most obese patients. Weight loss surgery has been proven to be safe and result in long-term weight loss, improvement in medical conditions and overall quality of life.
Hyderabad: Obese men who have undergone bariatric surgery have shown an increase in sexual function after the procedure but the same improvement has not been established in women according to 25 studies which were analysed by researchers. Experts state that sexual functioning in men improves as hormone levels improve once the obesity in the body is reduced. The studies have found that after bariatric surgery, the insulin sensitivity improved due to which problems of erectile dysfunction were reduced.
Gains in sexual satisfaction were seen in about half of individuals who underwent bariatric surgery, according to 5-year postoperative data. These improvements were also maintained for at least 5 years after surgery, the group wrote in JAMA Surgery. In addition to satisfaction with their sex life, other domains of sexual function also improved after bariatric surgery for both men and women.
Your first bariatric consultation will be bulk billed. Contact us today. Obesity comes with its share of influences over health, among those are its effects on sexual function, body confidence, libido, and fertility.
Dropping extra weight is not the only potential benefit of bariatric surgery — those who undergo the procedure may also enjoy long-lasting improvements between the sheets. The study is also noteworthy because it shines more light on an overlooked aspect of obesity and subsequent weight loss: changes in sexual satisfaction and sexual function. With almost 40 percent of U.
Subscribe: Android RSS. In this interview we talk to Bonnie from California. Bonnie had gastric bypass surgery 7 years ago.