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Metabolic Health & Sexual (Dys)function

Updated: Feb 1, 2023

Metabolic health and sexual dysfunction are intricately linked, and addressing metabolic imbalances can often improve sexual function. Treating the root causes of metabolic imbalances rather than just the symptoms can lead to improved sexual health.


Obesity and metabolic disorders such as diabetes can cause problems with blood flow, leading to erectile dysfunction in men and difficulty achieving orgasm in women. Additionally, these disorders can cause hormonal imbalances, which can affect libido and sexual function. For example, elevated levels of insulin can lead to decreased levels of testosterone, which can affect libido and erectile function in men. Imbalances of estrogen, which is often seen in obesity, can also lead to decreased libido and sexual dysfunction in both men and women.


Chronic inflammation, a common hallmark of metabolic disorders, can also contribute to sexual dysfunction. Inflammation can damage blood vessels and nerves, which are essential for sexual function. Additionally, inflammation can disrupt hormone balance, leading to further sexual dysfunction.

To address these issues, ESCASO® will typically start by identifying and addressing the root causes of metabolic imbalances. This may involve addressing underlying gut issues, leaky gut, which can contribute to inflammation and hormonal imbalances. Our team may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as dietary changes and exercise, to improve metabolic health.


Nutritional interventions are also a key part of the functional medicine approach, as they can help to support the body's natural healing processes. For example, supplementing with omega-3 fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties, can help to reduce inflammation, and improve blood flow. Additionally, certain vitamins and minerals, such as zinc and vitamin D, are essential for healthy sexual function and can be added to the diet through food or supplements.


Our practitioners may also recommend herbal supplements, which can help to support hormone balance and reduce inflammation. For example, ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb, can help to reduce stress and support healthy testosterone levels.


In summary, metabolic health and sexual dysfunction are closely linked, and addressing metabolic imbalances can often improve sexual function. At ESCASO we will typically start by identifying and addressing the root causes of metabolic imbalances, such as gut issues and inflammation, and making lifestyle and dietary changes. Additionally, we may recommend nutritional interventions, herbal medicine, and other natural therapies to support the body's natural healing processes and improve sexual function. That will also helps to weight loss 7 managing chronic lifestyle diseases.



It's important to note that, while correcting metabolic health can be very effective in addressing the underlying causes of metabolic imbalances and sexual dysfunction, it's not a substitute for traditional medical care. If you're experiencing sexual dysfunction, it's important to speak with your healthcare provider to rule out any underlying medical conditions and to discuss the best course of treatment for you.


Healthy Regards

Grinto Davy Chirakekkaren

Founder: ESCASO® GDDiET®

Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice

Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Health & Wellness Coach

Clinical Nutritionist





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