Being overweight or obese comes with its list of never-ending health problems. One health implication caused by obesity is erectile dysfunction
If you are obese, then it goes without saying that there are high chances that the fat might get deposited in the arteries. And if the arteries of the penis are blocked, it not only hampers the blood circulation to the organ but also impairs its ability to get erect. Studies have also proved that increased fat in the abdominal region also decreases the availability and activity of the nitrous oxide, which plays a key role in erection. Moreover, it also reduces the testosterone levels in the body. The severity of the condition further increases if you suffer from metabolic syndromes like diabetes or hormonal imbalances. The inability to get an erection when sexually excited is mostly caused due to poor blood flow to the penis.
The only effective way in addition to taking medication for ED is to lose weight. It is shown that weight loss by lifestyle intervention like changes in diet and exercise can go a long way in improving your condition. Several studies have also proved that weight loss surgery shows a significant improvement in obese people with ED. Weight loss not only causes a decline in estrogen levels but also helps in increasing the levels of hormones, gonadotropins, and testosterone in the blood. However, remember that lifestyle interventions might take a year or two to show effective results.
Dr. Sunil Sharma is specialised in treating obese patients for the last 10 years in Jacksonville, Florida.
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