Sexual Problems

At MediMax Obesity Institute, when we focus on sexual problems, we look at it from a standpoint of being overweight or obese.

What sexual problems are caused by obesity?

At MediMax Obesity Institute, when we focus on sexual problems, we look at it from a standpoint of being overweight or obese. Overweight and obese men may have a more difficult time having sex than slimmer men. Sexual dysfunction is a side effect of obesity and men can suffer from erectile dysfunction when they carry too much weight. As a result, anxiety and poor sexual performance can develop. Obese men might also suffer from a condition in which the penis is buried beneath folds of skin and fatty tissue.

Among women, several studies have shown that women with a higher body mass index (BMI) are more likely to suffer from sexual problems. Poor circulation in the genital area can create sexual dysfunction among women, and this difficulty may lead to decreased sexual satisfaction.

Can weight loss improve my sex life?

While obesity and being overweight do not always result in sexual dysfunction, you may find that there are many sexual benefits to losing weight. Weight loss can result in increases in energy, improved mobility and higher self-esteem.* If your weight is contributing to depression, the confidence you gain from losing weight can help to improve the way you feel about your body.* If you are looking to improve your sex life by losing weight, it is important to have realistic expectations. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health and it may improve sex life as well.*

Schedule weight loss treatments in British Columbia

At MediMax Obesity Institute, we provide weight loss advice, medications and treatments to patients in & around Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Langley in British Columbia. If you are overweight or obese, losing weight and maintaining a healthy body mass index (BMI) can have a huge impact on many areas of your life. If you are suffering from sexual problems as a result of your weight, request a consultation and we will help you get on the path to healthy, evidence-based weight loss. Give us a call at (604) 217-1827 or fill out the request form on our site to get started.

*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.

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