Male sexual dysfunction in obesity: The role of sex hormones and small fibre neuropathy
Metabolic Syndrome X
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Ventricular Function, Left
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.