As if we need another reason to lose weight, it’s commonly known about serious side effects like diabetes and heart problems but there is another risk factor for obesity that is not as commonly known: Erectile dysfunction.
The following is an analysis of the link between obesity and erectile dysfunction. The treatment has been suggested from PRWeb.com and we will comment further on vacuum therapy after the analysis. More than 18 million men living in the USA over the age of 20 suffer from erectile dysfunction. As age increases the number gets higher – 53% of men between 40 and 70 have ED, usually associated with age-related issues but the incidence of younger men who have ED is because of weight and obesity issues.
Other risk factors include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and hypertension but if you look closely at these conditions the relation to obesity is exact. All these risk factors are related and combine together to create the perfect storm within the body causing erectile dysfunction regardless of age.
The interesting part is there have been no direct studies on ED and obesity, only studies on these associated risk factors. Obesity is not going to cause erectile dysfunction, ti’s can’t but it’s contributing side effects do. This is an interesting take on the entire situation but it’s one worthy of note. With that said, cardiovascular disease can go unnoticed but having ED is often a sign of heart problems so it’s always best to get checkout first, especially if you are overweight.
The link between obesity and diabetes is more worth mentioning, 50% of men with diabetes have erectile dysfunction. For men who are obese diabetes is 2 times more likely to occur again taking the issues of ED along for the ride. Do you see the relation here?
There was an Italian study completed in 2004, a brief summary of the results are as follows:
Studying the effects of lifestyle changes on male sexual dysfunction was completed by the Second University of Naples throughout a 2 years pan, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2004. using110 men between 35 and 55, who all had some degree of ED.
All the men who took part were obese but without other medical side effects (as such they were generally healthy except a bigger belly). The study focuses on a split group of these men. The first group was given advice for reducing their total body weight by 10% most;y through diet and exercise. The second group was just given general information about a healthy diet and exercise.
By the end of the study, the BMI of men in the first group decreased more than those in the second. In relation to erectile dysfunction, 22% experienced an improvement in their severity and 31% of the same men reported their bodies were able to produce an erection strong enough for lovemaking.
In contrast, only 6% of the men in the second group were no longer considered to have erectile dysfunction. Even reducing the symptoms a little bit, a man can proceed with vacuum therapy using a penis pump to regain a normal love life as before, despite being still somewhat overweight.