Impotence May Worsen Post Weight Loss Surgery
Gastric surgery has now become quite popular to reduce weight. Many people get it done just for lifestyle purposes. It is strongly recommended to have this surgery as the last option. Until now physicians and researchers did not know the long term side effects of weight loss surgery. A study trial in conducted in an Australian hospital has revealed that impotence could be a long term side effects of weight loss surgery for men.
After examination of patients who had gastric surgery done, scientists came to a conclusion that man may develop erectile dysfunction post gastric surgery.
In gastric surgery, a band is placed around stomach of the patient. This tactic restricts patient from eating beyond the limit. This surgery became popular as no immediate side effects were found.
Study concludes that a man with problem of impotence may find the problem worsening. On the other hand, in women, problem of urinary incontinence found reduced after the surgery. However, it is not known whether effects (impotence in men and urinary incontinence) are permanent or temporary. Experts clarifies that patients were examined immediately after surgery. Some experts blame psychological or hormonal changes to be responsible for impotence effect.
Many studies have held obesity responsible for triggering many serious health conditions such as heart failure, stroke and now impotence. Although impotence is not life threatening, it greatly impacts one's life.
Physicians recommend strict diet and exercises as there is no proven surgical method to reduce weight without any side effects.