Gents: weight loss can improve “function”

Higher testosterone levels and better erections follow weight loss.

Brazilian study shows that obese men who lost weight due to a lifestyle intervention followed by gastric bypass had those improvements.  What’s not to like?

I believe that many of us at times have substituted food for sex and affection.  But too much soothing food can interfere with sex and affection.

Some studies have shown that testosterone given to obese men can help build muscle and perhaps aide fat loss.  Many obese men have low testosterone levels, high estrogen levels (the fat tissues convert testosterone into estrogen; the estrogen feedsback to the brian and lowers testosterone production) and infertility.  However, side effects of giving testosterone include infertility, heart issues, and worsened sleep apnea.

Better to boost one’s testosterone with weight loss and muscle building exercises (weight lifting, resistance exercises).

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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