Many people are unaware that there is a connection between weight and erections. However, a recent study by Italian scientists found an interesting result of their study of medical weight loss among obese men: one-third of participants significantly improved their sexual function after losing more than ten percent of their body weight. This study has interesting implications for treatment of erectile dysfunction. If you are a man who is overweight and experiencing ED, losing weight may be the first step to improving your sexual function. Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale can help. We offer medical weight loss management services to our patients to help you lose weight safely and effectively.
The ED-Weight Connection
There is a clear connection between erectile dysfunction and weight. Roughly four out of five men who experience ED are also overweight. Additionally, men with BMIs higher than 28.7 are 30 percent more likely to develop ED. While the precise reason for this connection is not known, it may have something to do with blood flow. Losing weight improves blood flow to your organs, including your penis. Additionally, other conditions that are improved by weight loss, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes, are also correlated with ED. Therefore, weight loss can help reduce risk of these factors and improve sexual function as a result.
Benefits of Weight Loss
Beyond sexual function, if you are overweight, losing weight can have a positive impact on your overall health. For example, losing weight lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity, and reduces your risk of serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Not only that, weight loss has psychological benefits that may also improve your sexual function. If you feel better about your body and you feel healthier, that may be all you need to restore your sexual performance back to normal.
How to Lose Weight
If you want to lose weight, a medical weight loss management program may be the healthiest way for you. At Men’s Vitality Center in Glendale, our medical weight loss clinic gives you the support system and education you need to lose weight and keep it off. Contact our men’s health clinic in Arizona today!