Sexual function (SF) disorder is common among those seeking surgical intervention for excessive weight. Symptoms of sexual dysfunction (SD) can manifest in any one of the phases of the sexual response cycle, which include desire, excitement, orgasm, and finally, resolution. Females more than males have a greater impairment in sexual quality-oflife (QoL), and greater sexual difficulties prior to weight loss surgery. For example, they may report significant impairment in most domains of SF, including sexual desire, sexual arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and sexual satisfaction. Following bariatric surgery, however, women are more likely to report that their self-esteem had increased and anxiety around sex had diminished; they also report more intense feelings of desire and arousal. SD in males manifests primarily as erectile dysfunction (ED) or premature ejaculation. Following bariatric surgery, male ED and sexual QoL tend to normalize once weight is lost; a few studies have reported variations in sperm production and quality, but more research is required.
|Title of host publication||Metabolism and Pathophysiology of Bariatric Surgery: Nutrition, Procedures, Outcomes and Adverse Effects|
|Editors||R Rajendrum, C.R Martin, V.R Preedy|
|Place of Publication||San Diego, CA|
|Number of pages||616|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Dec 2016|