Navigation Links
AUA 2008: Gastric bypass surgery restores sexual function in morbidly obese men

ORLANDO, FL, May 19, 2008 Losing weight may help resolve erectile dysfunction in obese men, according to research presented today at the 103rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA). Morbid obesity can cause sexual dysfunction independent of other common confounders, including diabetes, hypertension and smoking. In this study from researchers in Boston and Philadelphia, sexual function was normalized in some men who underwent gastric bypass surgery for weight loss. Researchers presented data to reporters during a special press conference on May 19, 2008 at 10:30 a.m.

This study shows that weight loss and other risk factors which are alleviated by weight loss may be keys to restoring sexual function, said Anthony Y. Smith, M.D. These results give men another reason to improve their health by losing weight.

In this study, 95 patients undergoing gastric bypass surgery for weight loss completed the Brief Sexual Inventory (BSI) pre- and post-operatively. On average, BSI scores improved in all categories, including sexual drive, erectile function, ejaculatory function, problem assessment and sexual satisfaction. The amount of weight lost predicted the degree of improvement in all areas of the survey. Results were then compared to data from the Olmstead County Study of Urinary Health Status Survey, a community-based prospective study often used as a baseline for study comparison. After an average of 67 percent weight loss post-bypass, BSI scores were comparable to patients in the Olmstead Study.

Gastric bypass surgery, a procedure that reduces the bodys caloric intake, can be used to induce significant weight loss in the obese. Calorie reduction is accomplished by making the stomach smaller and bypassing part of the stomach and small intestines so that fewer calories are absorbed. The patient feels full faster and learns to reduce the amount of food that he/she eats.


Contact: Lacey Holt
American Urological Association

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. AUA 2008: Global warming may lead to increase in kidney stones disease
2. AUA 2008: Uric acid stones may indicate arteriosclerotic diseases
3. AUA 2008: Access to urologists and prostate cancer screenings lead to better outcomes for patients
4. AUA 2008: Low cholesterol leads to lower PSA
5. First Quarter of 2008: Draeger Improves Order Intake and Net Sales
6. Election 2008: Sleep deprivation a tough opponent for presidential candidates
7. Gastric juice for diagnosis of H. pylori infection in patients on proton pump inhibitors
8. Gastric Bypass May Also Relieve Low Back Pain
9. Monmouth Medical Center Performs New Incisionless Procedure to Treat Weight Regain After Gastric Bypass
10. How is H pylori adhesion to gastric cells associated with MUC1 mucin VNTR size?
11. Optimal band imaging with endoscopy facilitates the diagnosis of depressed-type early gastric cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity Point Recovery, ... together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are most grateful ... Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, describing the ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... The ... bioavailability and the need to integrate dose form selection in early phase drug ... the membership organization supporting and bringing together the UK’s emerging life sciences companies, ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... retro-fused, self-animating trailer titles with ProTrailer: Vintage. This newly styled ProTrailer pack comes ... titles work with any font, giving users limitless opportunities to stylize and create ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... 25, 2015 , ... As part of a global movement ... volunteers together who want to combine talents and resources to help create sustainable ... process. The non-profit launched its first major fundraiser on November 6, 2015 at ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MN (PRWEB) , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... launched offering factory direct sauna parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help ... of the bather’s style and personality. From basic styles for the purist looking ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... global healthcare industry is expected to grow at a rate ... has the highest projected growth at 12.7%, and ... is second with growth projected at 11.5%. ... 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was nearly 68%. Federal government ... 2013-2014. In real terms, out of pocket expenditure increased by ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Linden Care, LLC, ... optimizing treatment outcomes for patients suffering from chronic pain, ... for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining Express Scripts ... two companies. --> --> ... all of its legal options. --> ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... MINNEAPOLIS , Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY ... care products, continues to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy ... the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular ... showed that both the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 ... met high accuracy requirements. The ability to accurately measure ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: