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Men: Obesity causes infertility

31 March 2015, 12:22 Anne Mwirikia

Nairobi - It’s common that men are less sensitive to obesity than women.

It is socially less acceptable for men than for women and the problem is overlooked to have more consequences on women than in men but in reality there is no dramatic difference between how obesity affects women than men.

Men struggle with obesity emotionally, physically just as women do. Let’s face it. We live in a society that appreciates physical attractiveness and puts value on physical appearance and it is not easy for men struggling with obesity.

The emotional and physical struggles are also pervasive and hurt every man’s self esteem and social status in many ways the same way as they hurt women.

Obese men are often self conscious about the way they look and are reluctant to have sex. They often find it more of a hard chore in their bedrooms causing more problems in their relationships.

Being ‘the big guy’ in the society comes with a perception of physical strength but did you know that the tag ‘fat guy’ comes with a price: your reproductive health particularly your sex drive and general fertility.

Men are usually motivated to stay healthy to attract the opposite sex.The increased weight comes with decreased sex drive, the ugly side is decreased attractiveness, isolation, low self esteem and a damp sex life!

Most men do not realize that obesity is a major factor in cutting down their sexual power.

The increasingly sedentary lifestyle and poor diet has resulted into more overweight and obesity.

Male obesity impacts negatively on male reproduction not only reducing sperm quality but alternating physical appearance.

It’s common knowledge that obesity kills libido and its is even more apparent with aging men.

Obesity can affect male fertility in different ways. Men who are obese suffer alterations in sleep behaviours, hormonal profiles, body temperatures.

Research has it those men who are overweight risk impotence. Hormonal changes in your increases your chances of becoming infertile and most importantly affecting your sexual drive, desire and performance. Indirectly, obesity leads to diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes which contribute to low sex drive.

The good news you can reverse this problem and spark that bedroom flame back. Knowing about the risk unhealthy life puts your self -esteem, fertility and performance may help you exercise more and lose weight a bit and eat only healthy foods, avoiding junk.

For a man to have good sexual health he has to be physically and psychologically in charge of himself. Having to take Viagra for the rest of your life is not something to look forward to. Our society is the one that for one to fit in it looking, feeling, acting and just being sexy is just a necessity.

Being overweight and sexy just doesn’t mix. For those men who are already struggling with weight or image issues you can walk away from that infertility. Making a few visits to the gym won’t hurt. You can also motivate yourself  by reading  a sexy novel.

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