How Obesity Can Affect the Testosterone Levels and Your Sex Life

Obesity is a condition that is affecting more and more people as the 21st century progresses. There are a number of health problems that are a direct result of obesity. The biggest health issues are the most obvious. Obesity can result in chronic heart issues, breathing issues, stroke, heart failure, and age related mental deterioration. It can also have some more subtle issues that you are probably less likely to connect with obesity, specifically, a reduction in your sex drive and quality of sex life.

How does obesity effect your sex life?

Obesity affects the quality of your sex life in several ways:

Lowers your testosterone levels

Being overweight lowers your testosterone levels because your body transforms testosterone, the hormone responsible for male sex drive and sperm cell production, into estrogen in order to store sugar as fat. Fat also stores testosterone which can reduce the overall amount in your body.

Causes erectile dysfunction

When your body produces less testosterone, it naturally decreases your sex drive which can decrease your frequency of feeling aroused and achieving an erection. It can also physically hinder you from achieving an erection. Being obese lowers your blood pressure and increases your bad cholesterol levels. These conditions will naturally affect your ability to achieve an erection.

Lowers stamina

Being obese can also decrease the quality of the sex you have. It can lead to a drastic decrease in stamina. Overweight people often find it harder to breathe and develop breathing conditions like asthma and bronchitis. This will decrease the amount of oxygen being delivered to your body.

Can hinder sperm production

When fat accumulates around your thighs, it can cause your testicles to overheat and result in your sperm count being reduced to a loss in sperm production.

Here are a few articles you can read on how you can manage obesity and a few diets you can follow to keep track of your calorie intake.

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