There is nothing too great about obesity as it is responsible for a lot of health risks which include heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. As per a new study, it also affects the sexual well-being of people suffering from the condition.
“Obesity is a menace which is plaguing Indian society like never before. In young years, it is ignored as ‘healthy weight’ by parents and peers and most people assume that it will wear off naturally in future,” the Max hospital said in a statement.
“However, urban lifestyle keeps the vicious circle of poor diet and sedentary lifestyle alive and pose a challenge for most young adults,” it said.
It also revealed that over time, this extra weight keeps accumulating and it eventually reaches concerning levels of BMI (body mass index), it said.
“This extra weight comes with not only physiological changes, but it brings with itself grave co-morbidities like risk of heart disease and stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, gallstones, osteoarthritis and even breathing problems,” the hospital said.
As per Dr PradeepChowbey, who is the chairman of Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery: “A fair balance of men and women in the age group of 18-45 shared their take on obesity and sexual health. And, 28.6 per cent respondents admit experiencing reduced sexual drive”.
The study reveals that more men, around 32.8 per cent, in comparison to women (23.4 per cent) have experienced reduced sexual drive. Not only this, more women (45.5 per cent) would discuss issues with a doctor in comparison to men (26.3 per cent).
“Obesity is undoubtedly a major challenge and health concern worldwide. It brings along a plethora of health problems like heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension, joint-related problems, stroke and along with these, and it also impacts one’s sexual drive,” Chowbey said.
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