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Can Weight-loss Surgery Improve Patient's Sex Life?

Can Weight-loss Surgery Improve Patient's Sex Life?

A study from the Journal of Sexual Medicine reports that obesity is related to low levels of testosterone and other conditions that contribute to erectile dysfunction, such as excess abdominal fat, cardiovascular disease, high blood lipids, and type 2 diabetes.

Experts hope the realization that sexual health is directly related to overall health will motivate men to make healthier lifestyle choices.

Although obese women also report sexual impairment, surgery alone may not resolve the issue for women. A woman's libido is reported to be more related to psychological issues such as low self-esteem and unsatisfactory relationships. Psychologist Lisa Steres, Ph.D., advises both men and women to seek post-surgical counseling to deal with changes in body image and expectations from others.

To read the full article, please visit Can Weight-loss Surgery Improve Patient's Sex Life? Yes, Especially For Men With Obesity-related Erectile Dysfunction.

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To learn more about obesity and men's health, check out these titles from Amazon.com:

The Harvard Medical School Guide to Men's Health: Lessons from the Harvard Men's Health Studies, by Harvey B. Simon

100 Questions & Answers About Erectile Dysfunction, Second Edition, by Pamela Ellsworth

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