The obesity morbid (BMI> 25) is currently considered a chronic disease, among other reasons for the significant risks involved associated with severe illness such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and some cancers. And in relation to sex life is no less.
The loss of sexual desire is one of the most obvious consequences in both sexes since there is a hormonal imbalance: women produce more estrogen and men more estrogen and less testosterone. Excess estrogen in women causes significant alterations of the menstrual cycle and a high risk of suffering polycystic ovary syndrome, which increases the chances of losing fertility.
In men, in addition, oligospermia is frequent, that is, they produce less sperm and of poor quality, which also leads to infertility.
The problems that obesity generates in the blood supply due to the accumulation of fat in the arteries means that not enough blood reaches the penis and the clitoris, which can cause erectile dysfunction in men and difficulties in reaching orgasm in women. Stress and low self-esteem also contribute to the loss of sexual desire.
Recent studies have shown that men and women with obesity have less sexual intercourse, use less contraceptive methods and also have a greater number of unwanted pregnancies than women with normal weight or overweight.
The alterations that obesity causes in sexual life can be reversible, although with a unique conditioner: to put in the hands of a specialist sexologist in Delhi and to lose weight.