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If you are overweight, you probably know all the health benefits of losing weight already. You know that in order to improve your wellness and wellbeing, you really do need to shed the pounds – but did you know it can also help to improve your sexual health.
Obesity can cause real problems with your sex life, and not just because of the aesthetic reasons, such as wanting to look attractive to your partner, but because of a plethora of other reasons. Obesity can also lead to diseases, sexual dysfunction, lack of sexual stamina and hormonal imbalances.
Medications that need to be taken for various obesity-related health conditions can also cause problems in the bedroom, such as erectile dysfunction and other sexual health problems.
Erectile dysfunction is one of the most closely linked problems with obesity, and obese men are statistically far more likely to suffer from impotency or erectile dysfunction. Problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes all reduce blood flow to areas of the body, including to the groin, which can cause problems getting or maintaining an erection. Losing even a little weight can help overcome this.
Obesity also causes hormonal imbalances and more specifically to lower testosterone levels, which can reduce sexual desire. These hormone imbalances can also lead to other problems such as fatigue, which directly affects sex life.
Infertility is another unwelcome side effect of obesity. In women, it can make changes to their eggs, which leads to them being more difficult to fertilize. Women who are obese are more likely to have eggs with chromosomal problems, which will then fail to fertilize. In addition to this, obese women are also more likely to suffer from miscarriages and failed pregnancies. All of this can have a very negative effect on sexual health.