I Didnt Know My Weight Could Lead to E.D!

"I Didn't Know My Weight Could Lead to E.D!"

<rant>In a frivolous waste of  time and money, researchers at the Albert Einstein Healthcare Network (no, really!) in Philly have determined that morbidly obese men who lost 2/3 of their extra weight after Gastric Bypass surgery (because let’s be honest, eating smaller portions of healthy food isn’t a realistic solution..) had improved sexual function.  The  Master of the Obvious  du jour is Dr. Ramsey Dallal who states:

“We estimate that a man who is morbidly obese has the same degree of sexual dysfunction as a non-obese man about 20 years older.  Sexual function improves substantially after gastric bypass surgery to a level that reaches or approaches age-based norms.  Sexual dysfunction should be considered one of the numerous potentially reversible complications of obesity.”

Gee, really?  It’s no secret that obesity causes thinning of arteries and restricts blood flow (duh fact: there’s no “bone” in a boner), and this study from two years ago determined that obesity accelerates the normal, age-related decline of testosterone in men (duh fact #2: testosterone is THE male sex hormone) by about 10 years worth.  Even a knuckle-dragger like me can do this math problem:

Obesity = Low Blood Flow + Low Testosterone = A Flaccid Soldier

And I don’t even have a medical degree.  I guess my biggest beef with the study is the implication that bariatric surgery corrected the problem, instead of the correction being a pleasant side effect of weight loss that could have been achieved through other means. Our society today is one of reward without sacrifice.  Why take responsibility for your health when you can pay someone to shrink your stomach so that only 1 Twinkie will fit at a time?  And the cold, hard truth is that many people who aren’t willing to actually change their lifestyle will regain their weight within 2 years , egg sized stomach or not. </rant>

note:  If you are suffering from too much testosterone, Scott Kustes has some great tips to help you get rid of your pesky sex drive.