4 Ways Obesity Can Impact Your Love Life

  • Physical barriers  – The larger size and shape of partners bodies can make certain positions more difficult or challenging and can be a deterrent to intimacy. While some positions might be impossible, couples should not lose hope, instead keep trying new possibilities. Also physical size can limit stamina.
  • Health issues and medications– Common comorbidities to obesity such as diabetes, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, depression, dementia and other ailments can affect sexual function. Also medications used to treat those condition can cause sexual dysfunction.
  • Hormone imbalance – Excess fat can lead to changes in hormone levels. Decreased testosterone levels in men can cause erectile dysfunction.  In women, changes in estrogen levels affects their menstrual cycle and fertility.
  • Body image – Excess weight and excess skin after losing weight can cause individuals to have negative body image and not feel comfortable with their partners seeing them without clothes.

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4 Ways Obesity Can Impact Your Love Life


Lost 145lbs

Thomas' success story

I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man.

Everybody treated me like a king. The day of surgery, I was excited. The hospital couldn’t be any nicer. I went in for surgery. An hour later, I came out a new man. My recovery was awesome. I was out of bed that day. My wife and kids were my motivation on getting this surgery. They are my whole life. I’m happy I’m going to be around for them.

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Nicole's success story

I hit my goal weight ... and I feel fabulous

I had the gastric bypass. I am Type 2 Diabetic and I wanted to gain control of my sugar. I hit my goal weight in about 5 and half months and I feel fabulous. The procedure has completely changed my life for the better because it has empowered me as a middle aged woman that I can really do everything and anything that I want to do. I don't put an age on anything. I don't say I'm too old for something.

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Robert's success story

I was tired of the way I looked. I was tired of the way I felt.

I knew if I didn't change something soon, I was going to be in a lot of trouble. The consultation process was a lot easier than I expected. I was met with open arms. I was treated like I was the only patient here. Not only did they answer all of my questions, they had questions for me to make sure I was the right candidate for the surgery. After surgery and that weight started dropping off, my life started changing for the better.

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