It is estimated that up to 43 % of women suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction, with higher rates associated with age, estrogen levels decline, and medical conditions, including type 2. In this prospective study, women with morbid obesity had a 25 % greater prevalence of sexual dysfunction in the general population and the level of female sexual dysfunction was significantly worse.These results show that students who are depressed feel highly stigmatized by their peers and teachers, says Schwenk, who is also a professor of family medicine.
In addition to Mr. Bond, co-authors of the study were Rena R. Wing, Ph.D. Sax, Esq. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, GD Roye, MD, and Beth A. Ryder Rhode Island Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Dieter Pohl and Jeannine Giovanni, MD, Roger Williams Hospital.
People who are obese are generally 75-100 pounds or more overweight have a BMI of 40 or more or a BMI of 35 or more a disease related to obesity such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease or sleep apnea . According to the ASMB, more than 15 million Americans are morbidly obese and in 2009 it is estimated that 220,000 people had some form of bariatric surgery. The most common methods of bariatric surgery are laparoscopic gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding .
Before surgery, 63 % of women had DSE measured with female sexual function index , a standardized test used to assess sexual function. Almost all women in the study reported significant improvements in all aspects of sexual function, including desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction and less or no pain during or after intercourse. Gastric bypass patients lost an average of 60 % of their excess weight, while LAGB patients lost an average of almost 35 % of their excess weight within six months.