Obesity is a growing problem of our times. A recent study by the United Nations showed that in the league table of heavies, the UK now sits in a 10th place. Embarrassingly, a full 13kg heavier (28 lbs) more than the world average.
61% of all males in the UK are now either overweight or obese.
To a certain extent whether we sit 1st or 10th in the fattest country league table, doesn’t really matter. What really matters is the extent that being overweight or obese is now seen as normal by many people.
Excess weight, especially when it is around our mid-section, can affect our ability to have sex in a number of ways that might not appear immediately obvious. The most common problem is that obesity can interfere with our body’s ability to supply blood to the penis and it can cause the natural testosterone production of the body to take a steep dive.
When we carry excess weight around our stomach, the fat doesn’t just sit on the outer parts of the body, it is also stored within the abdominal cavity and around our liver, pancreas and intestines.
It should be no surprise that there is a clear link between obesity and erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that obesity can increase the risk of erectile dysfunction between 30% and 90%.
In this example, provided by a European study looking at the effects of weight loss on erectile dysfunction, men were divided into two groups. The first group received expert help on weight loss and exercise, while the other group received only minor written help.
Men in the first group loss lost an average of 33 lbs over a two-year period, with the members of the control group losing an average of fewer than 5 lbs over the same period.
The important fact out of this is that 31% of men in the group that lost an average of 33 lbs each reported restored erectile function. While only 5% of men in the control group showed similar improvements.
So now you know, there is good news and you can do something about it.
If you are overweight and suffering erectile dysfunction you need to look at a treatment programme that looks at you and your total lifestyle. This includes looking at diet and exercise as well as the urological aspects.
Erectile Dysfunction and Obesity – How We Can Help You
Mansmatters is the only clinic in the UK that offers a truly holistic programme for obese or overweight men with erectile dysfunction. Our programme includes help from an expert nutritionist, a sexual function and general fitness exercise regime, and if needed, a hypnotherapist and sexual therapists that can provide you with the will to change and develop self-belief in yourself.
Whilst it may seem staggering, most erectile dysfunction clinics simple don’t cater for this this. They do not take a holistic view. But if you are obese this should be a pre-condition for any treatment.
Once we have helped you get your weight under control we can move to the next step.
Using the latest focused shockwave therapy, we can break up the fatty tissues which clog up your blood vessels. Shockwave therapy when applied to the penis will also generate new and better blood vessels meaning, better blood flow and fuller and harder erections.
Many of our clients have rolled back the years and rediscovered a satisfying a sex life once again…much to the pleasure of their partners.
To learn more about our erectile dysfunction treatment programme and take the first steps towards improving your sex life please contact us now.