Whether you are already impotent and looking for reasons and treatments or are curious about the risks of erectile dysfunction there is one thing you should know, your weight can be a definite factor in whether or not you could face sexual issues.
Obesity is one of the fastest growing epidemics we face today. Countless studies show that obesity can increase the risk of many health complications, and erectile dysfunction is no exception.
Excessive weight gain can lead to many serious health concerns such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, low testosterone, infertility, and low self-esteem. All of these health concerns caused by obesity can be linked to causes of erectile dysfunction. Men who are obese are much more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than men of healthy weights.
A sturdy cardiovascular system is vital for sexual function because erections depend on strong vascular blood flow. When a man is carrying excessive body fat there is pressure put on the vascular system therefore causing weaker blood flow and ultimately softer or non-existent erections.
The greater the level of obesity the greater the chance of erectile dysfunction, and at the same time the more exercise and healthy habits you add to your daily life the more likely you are to find relief of impotency.
Fortunately, for those who had no serious health concerns, other than being excessively overweight, are often able to overcome their erectile dysfunction as they drop the extra pounds. A better sex life isn’t the only reason to drop the weight, even though it is a great motivator, but also dropping the weight can help prevent even more serious problems from forming.
Many men fail to see how their weight could be affecting their sex life. So if you have become aware that your bedroom sessions have fizzled mainly because you have been impotent, but otherwise healthy, get in touch with your doctor. Together you can work on a nutrition and exercise plan that can help begin to reverse the negative sexual effects of obesity.