Could weight have a connection to Erectile Dysfunction?
According to a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, obesity just might result to erectile dysfunction. The study focused on 2,435 Italian male patients who seeked outpatient treatment for erectile dysfunction between 2007 and 2001. Among those who participated, 41.5% were of normal weight, 42.4% were over weight, 12.1% were obese, and 4% were severely obese. The mean age of the study was 52.
For men, obesity’s influence on sexual function appears to be a physical issue — not a self-esteem or emotional problem. The study also concluded that conditions related to obesity, particularly hypertension (or high blood pressure), are the most significant causes of obesity-related erectile dysfunction. Abnormal penile blood flow was found to be linked to high blood pressure.