Male sexual dysfunction in obesity: The role of sex hormones and small fibre neuropathy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arteries
  • Metabolic Syndrome X
  • Obesity
  • Subcutaneous Fat
  • Vascular Remodeling
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
  • Ventricular Function, Left

abstract

  • Sexual dysfunction is highly prevalent in men with severe obesity. We found an association between small fibre neuropathy with erectile dysfunction with presence of diabetes a likely a significant contributing factor. We found no associations between testosterone levels with sexual symptoms (including frequency of sexual thoughts). The influence of small nerve fibre neuropathy on response to therapeutic interventions and whether interventions that improve small fibre neuropathy can improve erectile function in this population merits further study.

publication date

  • January 2019

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1371/journal.pone.0221992

PubMed ID

  • 31509565

Additional Document Info

start page

  • e0221992

volume

  • 14

number

  • 9