Can obesity lead to male impotency?

An obese male has an increased risk of impotency.

An obese person develops insulin insensitivity in the body. As a consequence, his blood glucose levels become high. After a period of time, the high glucose levels cause damage to the blood vessels that carry blood to the penis. This may cause impotency in men.

Also, an obese person can develop increased levels of cholesterol in his body. Cholesterol is responsible for the deposition of lipids in the walls of vessels. As a result of which, the supply of blood to vital organs gets reduced. Blood flow is important for erections.

Obesity can also lead to abnormal testosterone level which can also cause impotency in males.

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