Can Losing Weight Cure Erectile Dysfunction [Science: Yes]
By Johnathan P Cumberwell
It is already well documented that being overweight can cause erectile dysfunction.
The question this newly released study wanted to answer was:
If you are already overweight and you struggle with ED, is the ED likely to improve if you lose weight?
This was a meta study, which means it analyzed the results of already existing studies on the subject. It was presented in the journal of andrology called Andrologia, and was based on 5 studies with 619 participants.
The study measured erectile dysfunction using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) score, and the change in this score. The IIEF measures ED on a scale from 0 to 25 points.
You find a link to the study at the bottom of this post.
So what exactly did the researchers discover?
In other words:
The average person in this study who lost about 18 kg, saw an improvement in his ability to get erections by about 2 points, or almost 10%.
Which means that an average man who is overweight and who struggle with ED, can improve his ED by losing weight.
What are my takeaways from this research?
Firstly, this is no surprise. Being overweight can cause ED in several ways, most notably by restricting bloodflow to your penis. Therefore, by losing weight, this bloodflow should improve.
Secondly, a 10% improvement may not sound like a lot, but it may be the difference between having a normal sex life and no sex life.
And thirdly, if these men got their weight down to a normal weight, it is quite possibly that their ED score would increase even further. 👍
On a different note:
If you want to find out how well you function sexually, you can take the ED Calculator and get your score from 0-100% here.