Impact of Obesity on Female Sexual Dysfunction: A Remiss

Author(s): Asma Farooq Shah, Isha Chawla, Kirti Goel, Rakesh Gollen, Randhir Singh*

Journal Name: Current Women`s Health Reviews

Volume 17 , Issue 1 , 2021

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The prevalence of obesity around the globe is increasing at such an alarming rate that WHO designated obesity as a major unattended public health problem worldwide. Obesity is associated with a greater risk of excessive fat related metabolic and endocrinal diseases related to a different set of illnesses and disabilities, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, kidney diseases, sleep apnea, arthritis, lung diseases and sexual disorders. Obesity is found to be associated with male and female sexual dysfunctions and several studies have indicated a positive correlation between obesity and sexual dysfunction among both males and females. The relationship between male obesity and sexual dysfunction has been widely discussed, whereas very little emphasis is laid on relationship between obesity and female sexual dysfunctions. Sexual dysfunctions are common and affects 20-50% of obese women. Particularly, female sexual dysfunction is a multi-factorial problem, including organic and psychological aspects involved. These disorders not only affect physical health of women, but to a greater extent, mental health is also affected. Considering this point of view, present review emphasizes the impact of obesity on female sexual dysfunctions.

Keywords: Obesity, female sexual dysfunction, quality of life, women health, illness, disabilities.

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Year: 2021
Published on: 22 January, 2021
Page: [21 - 28]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573404816999200917121519
Price: $65

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