Cholesterol Link To Female Sexual
Reported September 10, 2009
We’ve all heard about the link between unhealthy living
and erectile dysfunction in men but new research shows that women had better
watch out too! The research which was done by Professor Katherine Esposito
and her colleagues from the Second University of Naples in Italy noted that
having high cholesterol didn’t just have a bad effect on the health of the
hearts of women but it also made it harder for them to become sexually
aroused and to enjoy sex.
They said therefore that using statins which lower cholesterol could
actually also treat women for female sexual dysfunction. High cholesterol or
Hyperlipidemia as it is referred to by doctors causes arteries to get
blocked and this is why men sometimes have problems getting erections
because the penile artery suffers from a build up of fatty deposits and this
reduces blood flow.
Not everyone is aware that like male sexual arousal, females also need a
boost in blood flow to the sexual organs in order to achieve good sexual
function and to enjoy sex, and therefore high cholesterol which restricts
blood flow is bound to be detrimental overall. When the researchers looked
at a large group of premenopausal women some of whom suffered from
hyperlipidemia and some who did not they noted a significant higher amount
of sexual satisfaction, orgasms, lubrication and arousal in those women
without the condition.
In fact almost 1/3 of the women with hyperlipidemia
reported under average scores in a female sexual function questionnaire
which led them to be diagnosed as suffering from female sexual dysfunction.
Women with normal blood lipid levels only reported female sexual dysfunction
in nine percent of cases. The researchers pointed out that while sexual
function was negatively affected by the hyperlipidemia, the actual sexual
desire of the women was not significantly different in both groups of women.
From our research at Ukmedix News we have seen time and time again that the
majority of men and women who suffer from sexual problems tend to have poor
health overall and we feel that the best way to prevent sexual problems in
the future is to eat healthily, stay fit, stay away from smoking and not to
drink too much.
Source : UKMedix News