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The correlations between obesity, hypertension and sexual dysfunctions

Andrzej Depko
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(3):139-146.

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Vol 13, No 3 (2009)
Artykuły redakcyjne
Published online: 2009-05-11

Abstract

Sexual dysfunctions are a wide-spread disorders and also they are a critical reason for deterioration of quality of life both patients and their sexual partners. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are main etiological factors for sexual dysfunction in both sexes: men’s low libido and erectile dysfunction and women’s low libido and poor lubrication. Patients’ own assessment of sexual attractiveness is most strongly associated with weight loss. According to research a weight loss of approximately 10% improved significantly sexual satisfaction. Medicines used in antihypertensive treatment may induce disturbances in physiological mechanism of erection and cause difficulties in sexual intercourse. Older generation drugs used in antihypertensive therapy negatively affect the quality of erection, however the ones from the new generations are either neutral or may positively influence men’s erectile efficiency.

Abstract

Sexual dysfunctions are a wide-spread disorders and also they are a critical reason for deterioration of quality of life both patients and their sexual partners. Obesity, hypertension and diabetes are main etiological factors for sexual dysfunction in both sexes: men’s low libido and erectile dysfunction and women’s low libido and poor lubrication. Patients’ own assessment of sexual attractiveness is most strongly associated with weight loss. According to research a weight loss of approximately 10% improved significantly sexual satisfaction. Medicines used in antihypertensive treatment may induce disturbances in physiological mechanism of erection and cause difficulties in sexual intercourse. Older generation drugs used in antihypertensive therapy negatively affect the quality of erection, however the ones from the new generations are either neutral or may positively influence men’s erectile efficiency.
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Keywords

obesity; hypertension; antihypertensive treatment; sexual dysfunctions

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Title

The correlations between obesity, hypertension and sexual dysfunctions

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 13, No 3 (2009)

Pages

139-146

Published online

2009-05-11

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2009;13(3):139-146.

Keywords

obesity
hypertension
antihypertensive treatment
sexual dysfunctions

Authors

Andrzej Depko

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