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Weight-Loss Surgery Helps Restore Testosterone Levels in Obese Men

Obesity can cause depletion of testosterone levels in men. Weight-loss surgery could be a boon for obese men.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori | Updated : May 19, 2023 3:21 PM IST

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Obesity In Men: Beware Of The Health Risks

Obese men tend to have low testosterone levels. If a person is obese, the fat is converted to estrogen, which will compete with testosterone and the testosterone levels will dip. Men with low testosterone levels are more prone to cardiac events than men with normal testosterone. Low testosterone also causes sarcopenia, a loss of muscle that fastens the ageing process. Thus, losing weight can be a good idea. Also Read - Chronic Interstitial Nephritis (Kidney Inflammation): Causes, Symptoms, Treatment Options

Weight–loss Surgery Helps Improve Testosterone Levels

A common weight-loss surgery in obese men may not only help to shed weight but also improve their testosterone levels. After opting for a bariatric surgical procedure called sleeve gastrectomy, obese patients with low testosterone levels may witness a rise in testosterone levels. Make sure the weight loss surgeon you’re visiting is experienced in performing such surgeries.

Types Of Weight-loss Surgeries

There are different types of weight-loss surgeries such as Biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (BPD/DS, Gastric bypass, and Sleeve gastrectomy. These surgeries are recommended for obese men with problems of sleep apnea, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart disease. Weight-loss surgery is safe when performed with the help of an expert.  Also Read - Hypertension: Can Breathing Exercises Help Regulate Blood Pressure?

Stick To The Guidelines Given By The Doctor

Obesity in men leads to a drop in sexual function and lower testosterone levels. In case you are opting for weight-loss surgery then just stick to the guidelines given by the doctor only.