How does being Overweight cause Erectile Dysfunction?
Obesity is not just a weight issue. It is a chronic condition where an increase in body fat can result in numerous health consequences. Being overweight can negatively affect your sexual health. Obesity causes inflammation in the body resulting in an increased risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. Inflammation may also cause damage to nerves and blood vessels throughout the body which can lead to men’s health disorders like erectile dysfunction. The process of obtaining and maintaining an erection requires healthy nerves and blood vessels in the male pelvis that supply the penis. Additional effects of obesity in men is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and lowered levels of the male hormone testosterone.
Dr. David Peters works closely with Medical Specialists, Diabetes Educators and Nutritionists to help manage Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction in men.