Gastric bypass surgery may reverse testosterone deficiency

6th June 2011

Male sexual dysfunction due to obesity may be reversible with weight loss after gastric band surgery, it has been claimed.

Low testosterone levels, which may be caused by being overweight, may be cured by weight loss, according to the results of a study conducted in Brussels.

A total of 75 obese men who were patients at an obesity clinic between 2007 and 2010 were tested in the study. They were checked for hormone levels, body fat measurements and male hormone deficiency, which manifests though low libido and erectile dysfunction.

Jean-Paul Thissen, co-author of the study, said: "Morbidly obese men have a high prevalence of hypotestosteronenemia, or low testosterone, and of sexual dysfunction. It is reassuring that these problems are potentially curable by weight loss."

Of the men who underwent gastric bypass surgery, all had significant increased in testosterone levels.

A study conducted several months ago showed that gastric bypass surgery may also help to reduce the prevalence of diabetes.

Posted by Edward Bartel

Health News is provided by Adfero in collaboration with Spire Healthcare. Please note that all copy above is ©Adfero Ltd. and does not reflect views or opinions of Spire Healthcare unless explicitly stated. Additional comments on the page from individual Spire consultants do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of other consultants or Spire Healthcare.
 

Find a treatment, test or scan available at:

or

Find a consultant

Use one or more of the options below to search for a consultant and link through to view their Spire profile.

or

Let us help you

fill out this form and we will get back to you:

Please select a hospital

We can call you

Please enter your details below and we will call you back.

What is the aim of your enquiry?

Please select a hospital

If we are unable to reach you by phone, please include your email address so that we can get in touch...

Categories

Weight loss surgery

© Spire Healthcare Group plc (2016)