Obese Men and Erectile Dysfunction. Many relationships are being broken because of failure of sex satisfaction occasioned by obesity. with good treatment this can be solved.
We have in the recent passed been discussing Erectile dysfunction ED and we are not about to leave this discussion anytime soon. We have realized that the problems relating to erectile dysfunctions are a major cause or reason for many broken relationship and most importantly marriages. Marriage is a very important unit that needs to be safeguarded by all means and that is why we are going to continue with the discussions about ED in an attempt to try create more awareness to all men in relationships or those planning to be in any soon to be able to take timely precautions and remedies where necessary.
Therefore ED will always occur when a man is unable to maintain or achieve an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction has several causes, most of which are diseases that directly affect vascular function, such as hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. According to many professional findings, obese men are more likely to have these diseases and experience erectile dysfunction. Being slightly overweight, carrying around just a few extra pounds will most likely not cause erectile dysfunction, but being overweight can pave the way to obesity. Obesity or just excess body fat and a BMI over 30–can cause significant health problems and directly contributes to erectile dysfunction.
- From a metabolic standpoint, obesity contributes to diabetes by affecting the way the body processes sugar.
- Additionally, obese people tend to have high cholesterol and are more susceptible to hypertension and heart disease.
- From a quality-of-life standpoint, obesity contributes to sleep disturbances, snoring and, in severe cases, sleep apnea, all of which can lead to daytime fatigue and depression.
- Obese people may also experience excessive sweating, overheating and frequent rashes in the folds of the skin.
- Excess weight also puts strain on the joints and may lead to knee, ankle and back pain.
- Obesity also increases the risk of some cancers, gall bladder disease and stroke.
We will be further look into some of these causes as we progress in this discussion for all of us to be on the alert of the significant consequences of erectile dysfunction.
Obesity can directly affect erectile dysfunction by lowering testosterone levels. It is important noting that Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men which plays an important and vital role in both libido and sexual function. Indirectly, obesity contributes to other diseases, such as hypertension, that are known factors in erectile dysfunction. The penis needs a sufficient supply of blood in order to become erect. Once engorged, the vessels need to close in order to maintain the erection.
Hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease all contribute to erectile dysfunction by adversely damaging and constricting blood vessels and affecting the way blood flows in and out of the penis. It is possible to reverse the effects of obesity and obesity-related diseases with diet, exercise and, in some cases, drug intervention. Besides these obese men with health issues should consult with their physicians before attempting any diet, exercise or weight-loss program. This is where a visit to AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under Doctor Akoury’s care becomes necessary. Doctor Akoury is not just a weight lose expert but also vastly experienced in sexual dysfunction treatment. In both practices she has had an accumulation of experience of over two decades attending to all patients from all walks of life globally and your condition will be best taken care of with this great professional. and as for weight issues, doctor Akoury together with her able team of experienced experts, they will focus on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE all you have to do is to call her now for an appointment.
An erection occurs when blood fills two chambers known as the corpora cavernosa. This causes the penis to expand and stiffen, much like a balloon as it is filled with air. The process is triggered by impulses from the brain and genital nerves. Anything that blocks these impulses or restricts blood flow to the penis can result in ED some of which may include:
The link between chronic disease and ED is most striking for diabetes. Men who have diabetes are two to three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who do not have diabetes. Among men with erectile dysfunction, those with diabetes may experience the problem as much as 10 to 15 years earlier than men without diabetes. Yet evidence shows that good blood sugar control can minimize this risk. Other conditions that may cause ED include cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), kidney disease, and multiple sclerosis. These illnesses can impair blood flow or nerve impulses throughout the body.
Lifestyle choices that impair blood circulation can contribute to ED. Smoking, excessive drinking, and drug abuse may damage the blood vessels and reduce blood flow to the penis. Smoking makes men with atherosclerosis particularly vulnerable to ED. Being overweight and getting too little exercise also contributes to ED. Studies indicate that men who exercise regularly have a lower risk of ED.
Surgery, including treatments for prostate cancer, bladder cancer, or BPH can sometimes damage nerves and blood vessels near the penis. In some cases, the nerve damage is permanent, and the patient will require treatment to achieve an erection. In others, surgery causes temporary ED that improves on its own after 6 to 18 months.
ED may be a side effect of medication, including certain blood pressure drugs, antidepressants, and tranquilizers. Men should talk with their doctor if they suspect a prescription or over-the-counter drug may be causing erectile problems. Never stop any medicine without first consulting your doctor.
ED usually has something physical behind it, particularly in older men. But psychological factors can be a factor in many cases of ED. Experts says that;
- Poor self-esteem and
- Performance anxiety
All these can short-circuit the process that leads to an erection. These factors can also make the problem worse in men whose ED stems from something physical. Finally you probably have heard of all these before and gave then no consideration, dear reader if you are following this link and you or anybody you know is suffering from either of these conditions (ED or Obesity) then you can be of help to yourself or to them by calling and introducing them to doctor Akoury for permanent solution to their problems and living a much more fulfilling life thereafter.