Bariatric nurse Judy Tanielian explains if obese women commonly experience sexual dysfunction.
Nurse Judy Tanielian:
Women who fall into the category of being obese often find that their sexual pleasure and sexual function is at a lower level than what they really wish it was. This may be due to a lower sexual desire, and it may be due to fatigue or anxiety. It can just be difficult for obese couples to have a satisfactory sexual relationship. Occasionally, the spouse or partner of an obese person may have difficulty finding that person attractive sexually, especially if they were not obese when the relationship started.
Having a weight loss following bariatric surgery can increase the person’s vitality and greatly increase their sexual performance and their desire for sex. Hormonal changes can take place, and this can be a much more gratifying experience for them following the surgery.
About Judy Tanielian, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N.:
Judy Tanielian, R.N., B.S.N., C.B.N. has nearly forty years of nursing experience and six years of experience as a Clinical Director managing Bariatric Surgery programs. She graduated with honors from Portland Community College’s Associate Degree Registered Nursing program in 1973. She served as a nurse at Legacy Emanuel Hospital in The Oregon Burn Center for twenty two years, filling a variety of roles from bedside care to management. While at Legacy, Judy was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree with honors, through Excelsior College. During that time period, she was also inducted into the Nursing Honor Society, Sigma Theta Tau.