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Sexual life reconnection

Sexual life reconnection must begin from the brain

Sexual life reconnection: Depression and sex life

The best way to eliminate sexual problems associated with depression is to treat and cure the illness. As patients begin to feel better about themselves they begin to see their lives improving in all sorts of way, including their love lives. Remember that seeking for treatment in good time will help you cope with your sex problems if you discuss your depression and its effect on your sexuality with your doctor and your partner. We appreciate that it can be very difficult to open up about these sorts of problems, but if your partner understands that the issue lies with an illness and not the relationship, he may be better able to support you through treatment.

If the antidepressant you take is interfering with your sexuality, your doctor can change your prescription to another drug. There are many antidepressants in the market now, and each has different effects on different people. You and your doctor can work together to find the right treatment for your depression with the least impact on your love life.

Sexual life reconnection: Signs of depression

If you are depressed, you will probably notice some of the following:

  • Feel unhappy, miserable, down, depressed. The feeling just won’t go away and can be worse at a particular time of day, normally first thing in the morning
  • Can’t enjoy anything
  • Lose interest in seeing people and lose touch with friends
  • Lose concentration in most of the things you undertake
  • Feel guilty about things that have nothing to do with you
  • Become pessimistic
  • Start to feel hopeless, and perhaps even suicidal.

In your body you may find that you

  • Can’t get to sleep
  • Wake early in the morning and throughout the night
  • Lose interest in sex
  • Can’t eat and lose weight
  • Comfort eat’ more and put on weight.

Depression and pleasures of your sex life and what other people may notice that you

  • Making mistakes and losing focus at work
  • Seem unusually quiet and withdrawn
  • Worry about things more than usual
  • Are more irritable than usual
  • Complain about vague physical problems
  • Stop looking after yourself properly, in other words, you don’t shave, wash your hair, look after your clothes
  • Stop looking after your home properly you stop cooking, don’t tidy, forget to change the sheets on your bed.

Sexual life reconnection: Anxiety

Some men also feel very anxious when they become depressed. This makes them feel pushed on edge all the time, worried, fearful, and may find it hard to go out or to face people. Anxiety can also cause physical symptoms like dry mouth, sweating, shakiness, palpitations, breathlessness, stomach churning and diarrhea. All these are effects of being depressed which needs to be corrected. When corrected professionally, sexual life reconnection takes effect almost automatically. Finally, having read his article, we may not know your struggles. But if this in any way describes your situation, you can get help by scheduling an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today and all your concerns will be addressed professionally.

Sexual life reconnection: Depression and sex life



Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Regaining your sexual life by losing weight?

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life? If the answer is yes then it is time for you to seek for help without any further delay.

I once pose this question in one of our training forums that “are obesity complications ruining your sexual health?” because the forum was tailored for people struggling with weight this question couldn’t have come at a better time. From the responses it was very evident that many people are suffering in silence and needs immediate help says doctor Dalal Akoury one of the veteran addiction and weight loss experts of our times. Since we had introduced this discussion in our last article titled regaining your sexual life by losing weight, we now want to further into the discussion by focusing on the remaining seven points progressively as follows:

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Obesity related diseases that hinder sex?

Doctor Akoury says that individuals are overweight and more when the weight is heavy around the central abdomen area, such people tend to suffer from a host of diseases which can affect their sex lives in various ways. The complications can be due to physiological or psychological reasons or due to medicines taken for the disease. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, depression, dementia and other ailments all affect your sexual functioning. In fact, one of the most tell-tale symptoms of diabetes is erectile dysfunction. Medicines too, ranging from anti-depressants to those used to treat heart conditions, high blood pressure and cholesterol can lead to sexual issues like impotence,  decreased sex drive, ejaculation problems and even delayed or no orgasms. 

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Buried penis syndrome?

The formation of creases or folds of the abdominal fat and skin in obese men often make the penis look rather small or even ‘buried’ at times. This lack of proper visibility is often refferd to us the ‘buried penis syndrome’ which can in normal circumstances seriously hamper sex lives. Nonetheless this must not however, be confused with the ‘micro-penis’ which is a condition where the erect penis measures less than 3 inches. This is mostly a congenital disorder in children and can affect around 0.6% of the male population.

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: STDs and unwanted pregnancies?

Since obese people are likely to have less sex than the others, they are likely to exhibit high-risk sexual behavior. According to an American study found that obese women were four times likely to have unplanned pregnancies because their sexual intercourse is never planned in most cases and because of this pregnancy can come at any time. They are also less likely to use oral or other forms of contraceptives. A French study found a similar situation among obese men despite having lesser sexual partners.

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Fewer sex positions possible?

Sex is often done in several positions for fulfillment. This is one luxury that obese people don’t have. Due to this, the sheer logistics of sex can change when one or both partners are fat and can make coitus in some positions particularly hard. Like for instance the popular missionary position is automatically a no go zone more so if the male partner is too heavy. However if both partners are obese, then the central abdominal area can prevent proper penetration. Besides that the rear entry style which is more popular among the obese can also cause problems because the woman usually has to spend a long amount of time on her knees. Spooning, a sex position where partners lie side by side is also hard for fat people. Even though obese people may have some disadvantages in this respect, the problem can be corrected by losing some weight however, despite all these challenges all is not lost for the fat people since there are so many sex positions that they can still apply with their partners.  

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Less likely to have sex?

If we don’t call a spade a spade in this generation we will be doing a lot of injustice to us. The truth is that we are living in a society that judges us by our looks thereby making obese people to have difficulties in looking for partners. The problem is even graver in a country like ours where it is okay for a man to be obese if he has a high-paying job or is from a rich family whereas it is almost impossible to find a groom for a ‘fat girl’. These are some of the great challenges that come with weight gain and that is why our question “are obesity complications ruining your sexual life” is relevant to this discussion.

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Low self-esteem, depression and other conditions?

We live in a society where obese people are routinely made fun of and termed as ‘lazy’, ‘stupid’, ‘dumb’ or ‘slow’. This kind of segregation starts when a person is very young and obesity becomes the defining characteristic of an individual irrespective of her other qualities which might be extremely outstanding. Doctor Akoury agrees that these labeling sticks and can last for life and anyone who has faced childhood obesity is likely to develop very low self-esteem in the process. This promotes a negative body image which makes obese people uncomfortable in their skins. How can you be comfortable having sex, if all your life you’ve been told you’re ugly? Also various studies have shown obese people are far likely to suffer from depression and other mental health problems which reduce libido and are likely to cause sexual dysfunction.

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Lack of stamina?

Obesity is often associated with laziness and a sedentary lifestyle. And this may often permeate into their sex lives as well. In men, it will also significantly decrease the time they can maintain an erection. Finally this article is meant to educate us into taking actions that will make us have healthy weight and not to condemn anybody in anyway. Therefore if this describes your situation in anyway, then it is important to note that you can still make adjustment to your sex life by losing a few pounds. Remember that weight loss is not all about sex but it entails a whole body health and well-being. Therefore you really need to make that decision that you want to make a difference in your life. This you can do by scheduling for an appointment with doctor Dalal Akoury today for the commencement of your real time recovery process.

Are obesity complications ruining your sexual life: Regaining your sexual life by losing weight?



Better sex is realized with a lean weight

Better sex is realized with a lean weight: What is the role weight in having quality sex?

Better sex is realized with a lean weight

Better sex is realized with a lean weight. It is also important to note that besides sexual performance, being overweight is very unhealthy for your health.

Are you having problems with your sexual life? Is your partner showing signs of dissatisfaction each time you have sex? I could ask several questions but just those two are enough for the purpose of introducing this topic of discussion. We are focusing on whether better sex is realized with a lean weight. Sex is a very key component in any relationship and whenever it is feels threaten then such relationships involved will begin feeling some form of discomforts. Therefore before we get to that point, we want to engage the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center to help us understand the significance of being overweight or obese in individual’s sexual life. According to doctor Dalal Akoury (MD) and also the founder of this health facility, being overweight will for sure affect your libido. However these effects could be corrected with practicing some small changes that can jump-start your sex drive and save your relationship from further disintegration. Nonetheless before we explore that aspect of discussion, let us take a moment and look at the atmosphere we live in. honestly speaking there is a lot of sex information around us including the street, learning institutions, media both electronic and print, in social place and even in the churches. In one of the media it was reported that looking, feeling, acting, and just being sexy is the order of the day where the atmosphere is all about sleep your way to sexier sizzle, walking away impotence and going Italian for a better love life. All these are pointers to the fact that sex is basic and if weight is an issue then it must be addressed promptly.

Besides that it is true that cultural messages also continue to tell us that no one bigger than a size 6 should be singing the siren song of sexuality. And just like it is impossible to have a solution of oil and water so being overweight and sexy just doesn’t have a relationship. For those already struggling with weight and image issues, that powerful message can easily throw a wet blanket on even the most active libido says doctor Dalal Akoury.

Unfortunately, people are internalizing society’s definition of what it takes to be involved in sex, and more so in the context of the body shape there are clearly societal biases out there that are influencing us on an individual level and not in a good way. But it turns out that cultural messages aren’t the whole story. New research suggests certain physical conditions that go along with obesity also affect sex drive, further dampening the desires of those who are overweight. Amidst all those challenges there is some element of hope that one can still redeem the situation to suit their needs  by making the following changes to your body (and how you think about your body) to enhance your libido:

  • Lose as little weight as 10 pounds will go a long way in helping you to stimulate sex hormones
  • Eat more nutritious foods, which control cholesterol and blood sugar levels
  • When working  workout purpose the exercise to have the blood flowing to the pelvic area
  • Encourage reading relevant sexy novel and other materials
  • Be comfortable with your body at any size
  • And most importantly believe in your sensuality

After doing all these, the question that follows would be “how do you start?” and from the expert opinion at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, you may want to start by identifying the physical and psychological obstacles that could be standing in your way to a fulfilling sex life.

Better sex is realized with a lean weight: How too much weight hampers sex drive

According to a recent study conducted by various professionals, it was established that up to 30% of obese people seeking help controlling their weight indicate problems with sex drive, desire, performance, or all three. Often, the latest research shows, these problems can be traced to physical conditions that co-exist with obesity.

Medical conditions such as high cholesterol and insulin resistance [an early indicator of type 2 diabetes] do have the ability to impact sexual performance, which in turn impacts desire, particularly in men. And because both conditions can cause the tiny arteries in the penis to shut down, particularly when vessel-clogging fatty deposits begin to form impotence or erectile dysfunction is often the result.

A man who has problems having an erection is going to lose his desire for sex in not too long a time.

Men aren’t alone with sex problems caused by poor blood flow. Research shows overweight women’s sex drive and desire are affected by the same problem.

We are beginning to see that the width of the blood vessels leading to the clitoris [the area of the vagina most closely related to sexual response] in women are affected by the same kind of blockages that impact blood flow to the penis. When this happens, a woman’s body is far less responsive, and a drop in desire is not far behind.

Complicating matters further for both sexes: The more body fat you have, the higher your levels of a natural chemical known as SHBG (short for sex hormone binding globulin). It’s aptly named because it binds to the sex hormone testosterone. Doctors theorize that the more testosterone that is bound to SHBG, the less there is available to stimulate desire.

Better sex is realized with a lean weight: Think sexy and you’ll be sexy

Finally what goes on in your mind can be the reason why you have inabilities to deliver sexually like for instance, for some people, getting physical problems under control is all they need to trigger up the flames of desire. Yet for others, it’s still not quite enough. Experts believe that one of the biggest obstacles to enjoying sex at any size is poor body image. They caution that the inability to accept your weight and your size can leave you sleeping single in a double bed. There is this idea out there that if you accept your body and your weight that it’s somehow going to take away your motivation to change the way you look in a way, society almost tells us that you have to hate your body before you can improve it.

Better sex is realized with a lean weight: What is the role weight in having quality sex?



The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction:

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction: The Relationship Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction is very important in identifying avoidable problems in good time

It not a secrete anymore that being overweight or obese is not good for your health and a lot is being done to correct this but in the meantime what many are asking is whether it can also be one of the causes of erectile dysfunction? What are the effects of excess weight on your sex life, and can adopting a healthy lifestyle be part of an effective treatment solution for ED? These are actually pertinent questions of concerns and they will be very helpful for us in the observation about obesity and erectile dysfunction ED. A lot of research have been done before and a lot more are being done currently to establish the clear relationship. However for our consumption in this article of the observation about obesity and erectile dysfunction we spoke to doctor Dalal Akoury the MD and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and we are doing to relay on her expertise to unlock some of the concerns you may be having.

According to a recent study published in the American Journal of Medicine, it was estimated that more than 18 million men in the United States above 20 suffer from ED. Some experts however are disputing this and are placing it much higher than that to an estimated figure of about fifty three percent of men between the ages of 40 and 70 have some degree of erectile dysfunction.

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction: Risk Factors for Erectile Dysfunction

Risk factors for erectile dysfunction may include age, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and high blood pressure. Doctor Akoury says that what is still not very clear though, is whether obesity and being overweight are also cause of ED or simply tied to risk factors associated with it. It still remains a misery since the available data on the relationship between obesity and erectile dysfunction is not clear either. There are however some papers which indicate that obesity alone is a risk factor, and others which show that it’s not. In all this, what is positively clear is that obesity is an important contributing factor to ED. Like for instance, men who are obese or overweight may have high concentration of cholesterol levels and a higher risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. In addition, diabetes is a very important and serious consequence of being obese and overweight, and is highly associated with ED.

It is also estimated that over 50 percent of men struggling with diabetes suffer from erectile dysfunction. Therefore if you’re obese, it is important that you take speedy steps to have this treated because the risk of developing diabetes is much higher like two to three times more likely than for someone who is not obese. Simple things like lifestyle changes such as eating a healthy diet and especially getting physical activity can help a man not only to avoid ED in the future, but can also be part of an effective treatment for it. Research findings indicate that sedentary behavior are strongly associated with ED. Research has actually established that men who are physically inactive or were very sedentary as in those watching TV for up to three or more hours daily are much more likely to have ED than were men who were physically active. Doctor Akoury explains that even though getting off the couch and exercising may not only help in reducing your risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, it is also very beneficial in helping you prevent ED.

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction: The effects of lifestyle changes on erectile dysfunction

The effects of lifestyle changes on erectile dysfunction has been the subject of study in many institutions in the recent past and according an Italian study conducted by the Second University of Naples and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2004. In the study a group of about 110 men of between 35 and 55, who all had some degree of ED. All the men who took part were obese but otherwise healthy, and were divided into two equal groups.

The first group was given detailed and individualized advice, reducing their total body weight by 10 percent or more through healthy food choices and by increasing physical activity. The second group was just given general information about healthy diet and exercise. By the end of the study, the BMI of men in the first group decreased more than the BMI of those in the second. In addition, in the first group there was a 22 percent improvement in erectile dysfunction and 31 percent of the same men reported being at a level that no longer categorized them as having erectile dysfunction. In contrast, only 6 percent of the men in the second group were no longer considered to have erectile dysfunction.

What does this finding communicate to you? It simply means that if you are already suffering from ED, a healthy lifestyle is a big part of any treatment plan that you should discuss with your doctor even though it may not deliver immediate results, it is an effective way of correcting this problem in the ling run. There are a number of well-known drug treatments, as well as other alternative treatments available for ED. Before doing anything, including making lifestyle changes, anyone with erectile dysfunction should approach his doctor. I appreciate that this may not be an easy assignment for some of the men, but I want to encourage you to take courage and discuss this with your doctor for you to get the much need help in good time.

Finally even though there’s no definite evidence that being overweight or obese causes ED, one thing we do know for sure is that it doesn’t help either. It is therefore very important that you get active and eating healthy food tuff will not only help your weight loss but it will also have positive effects on your sex life as well. You can consult with doctor Dalal Akoury in case you have any thing that you want to be clarified and she will in confidence handle your case with a lot of confidentiality.

The Observation about Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction: The Relationship Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction




The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Erectile Dysfunction

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life is real and many relationships are suffering due to this. The good news is that weight loss is possible

One of the most effects of obesity and overweight in families is the impact they have in sexual life of couples. And owing to the nature of the problem, most people often chose to suffer the burden quietly for fear of being ridicule. The impact of obesity and overweight in sexual life is a reality and the sooner we face it as any other problem the better for all of us. If we don’t then we shall be propagating a lot of discomfort in most relationships. At AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center we have noticed this challenge people are having and that among many other reasons is the motivation doctor Dalal Akoury made an informed decision to form a medical center whose main objective is to transform each individual’s life through increasing awareness about health and wellness and by empowering individuals to find their own inner healing power. Yes it is true that sex is a very private matter, but when it comes to a point where it is causing your relation problems, then the affected individuals needs to seek for help where their problem would be fixed with a lot of confidentiality. It is because of that reason that Dr. Akoury’s practice focuses on personalized medicine through healthy lifestyle choices that deal with primary prevention and underlying causes instead of patching up symptoms. Therefore if you want to know more about the impact of obesity and overweight in sexual life, then you may want to schedule for an appointment with the experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center and doctor Akoury will be there to attend to all your issues professionally.

Erection is one key element that is commonly affected by being overweight and obesity. When one is not able to sustain an erection for sexual performance, medically that act is known as erectile dysfunction (ED). Even though ED is directly affecting men, but its effects are felt seriously by their sexual partners. There are several reasons why ED can happen including diseases which affect the vascular functions like hypertension, heart disease and diabetes. It has been established from various research findings that majority of obese men are vulnerable to these health conditions and in return they become easy targets of these diseases and thereby suffer erectile dysfunction. It must however be noted that by being just slightly overweight or carrying around just a few extra pounds will not necessarily cause erectile dysfunction, but nevertheless 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.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Effects of Obesity to the Body

  • 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 vulnerable to hypertension and heart disease as had been indicated above.
  • 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.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: How Obesity Affects 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 doctor Akoury founded this facility (AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center) to offer the much needed help. If you have been to this link you probably know doctor Akoury as a professional in weight loss. She 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 handled best in her care with great professionalism and confidentiality.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: The Mechanics and Causes of ED

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 Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Chronic Disease

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.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Lifestyle

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.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Psychological

ED usually has something physical behind it, particularly in older men. But psychological factors can be a factor in many cases of ED. Doctor Akoury registers that stress, depression, poor self-esteem and performance anxiety can short circuit the process and leads to an erection. These factors can also worsen the problem in men whose ED stems from something physical. Finally the impact of obesity and overweight in sexual life is real and when it happen, we must not shy away from it. The sooner we are able to face it the better for everyone whether in marriage or in active relationship. When you visit AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center, doctor Dalal Akoury will be there to help you get out of the twin conditions of being obese and erectile dysfunction in the most efficient and professional way. Remember that confidentiality is one of our strength so you need not to worry for anything.

The Impact of Obesity and Overweight in Sexual Life: Erectile Dysfunction