Obesity and Men

According to Harvard's Health Watch, Obesity affects men in the following ways:

  • Less testosterone: Obesity lowers testosterone levels, which can affect muscle function and heart health.
  • Erectile dysfunction: Men who are obese are more likely to experience erectile dysfunction (ED) than men with healthy weights. Weight loss can improve erectile function for overweight men.
  • Fertility: Obesity has been linked to low sperm counts and reduced sperm motility, both of which can make a man less fertile.
  • Kidney stones: Obese men are more likely than men with healthy weights to develop kidney stones, which are typically very painful.
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate): The prostate gland often enlarges with age. The prostate tends to enlarge more in men who are overweight.
  • Prostate cancer: Obesity changes the metabolism of sex hormones. Some studies have shown that extra body fat increases a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer.

The men you see here are just a few of the success stories we’re proud to share with you. Hopefully their success will be as much of an inspiration to you as it to us.


ImageAntwon

I decided I wanted surgery when I had a stroke at work in 2011. At the age of 36, I was rushed to the hospital. I ended up staying for a week, but recovered from my stroke in just 24 hours.  Read more about Antwon's bariatric surgery success.

 

 


ImageShayne

The deciding factor for my weight loss surgery was that I had grown sick of being sick all the time with such a diminished quality of life!
Read more about Shayne's bariatric surgery success. 

 


 

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