Low Testosterone in Men Reversed with Bariatric Surgery
Low testosterone and sexual dysfunction is common in morbidly obese males. A new study out of the University of Louvain in Brussels showed that these problems may be reversed with weight loss after bariatric surgery.
They found low testosterone in 27 out of 75 obese men in an obesity clinic. Signs of androgen, or male hormone, deficiency included low libido and erectile dysfunction were reported in 72% of subjects. They also measured body fat and body mass index (BMI) and found the higher the BMI and body fat the lower the testosterone levels.
Between 2007 and 2010, 17 men underwent bariatric surgery and were assessed 12 months later. They had lost an average of 90.2 pounds. They had no complaints of sexual dysfunction after their weight loss surgery and their testosterone levels had increased to the normal range.
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