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Can Weight Loss Surgery Improve Intimacy?

Posted: December 21, 2018

Patients who come to Bon Secours for weight loss solutions do so for different, personal reasons. Whether it’s a decision prompted by a need to improve health, to resume an active lifestyle free of discomfort, or to help with other issues, our programs provide personalized attention and a plan to help with healthy weight management. Those who opt for one of our surgical weight loss options may find the outcome can improve one’s personal as well as professional life.

A recent article published in Obesity Surgery studied over 1,000 men who had undergone weight loss surgery, and found a majority experienced increased testosterone levels and improved erectile function following the procedure. While the study did not conclude these men saw an improvement in virility, it has sparked discussion as to the potential for improved intimacy for people considering WLS.

In addition, weight loss after gastric or bariatric surgery may provide benefits that can supplement improved performance:

  • Lessened pressure on joints and muscles, contributing to increased pain relief and energy
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Decreased risk of incontinence and urinary problems
  • Decreased risk of sleep apnea and respiratory problems

Any person considering a weight loss program, be it surgical or otherwise medically supervised, should consult with a doctor beforehand. At Bon Secours, our team is here to answer questions related to weight and your overall health. We can provide the information you need to move forward and to help you determine if WLS is the right option for you.

To learn more about our programs, contact us today.





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