Obesity and Erectile Dysfunction
The main risk factor for erectile dysfunction development (ED) in men with obesity is, first of all, hormonal and vascular disorders on the background of arterial hypertension. In this case, erectile dysfunction has organic (mainly endocrine) origin.
The leading causes of endocrine erectile dysfunction traditionally include:
- testosterone deficiency;
- hypo- and hyperthyroidism (rarely).
The frequency of nocturnal erection in men with decreased testosterone blood level decreases. To increase number of nocturnal erection in men suffering from hypogonadism, is by introducing testosterone, which leads to increased sexual motivation and sexual fantasies.