Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive neurological disease, which is most likely to develop in young adult; at the age that is an important time of life for sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a common reported problem among patients with MS. Unfortunately, it often remains under-diagnosis.Cited by: 13. Nov 20, 2018 · With regards to MS specifically, certain drugs used to treat the disease are known to cause sexual impairment. In most cases, a woman doesn't need to choose between her drugs and her desire to have sex. All it usually takes is a simple adjustment in the timing of the doses.
Intimacy problems can arise when living with multiple sclerosis. Learn more from WebMD about how multiple sclerosis can impact sex and what you can do about it. Sexual problems also stem from MS symptoms such as fatigue or spasticity, as well as from psychological factors relating to self-esteem and mood changes. In a study of people with MS, 63 percent reported that their sexual activity had declined since their diagnosis.
Dec 21, 2016 · Reluctance to talk about the effects of MS can also be a barrier to sexual activity. “I often recommend to my patients that they plan a date night,” Dr. Graves says. “Sex often needs to Author: Madeline R. Vann. Sexual activity was defined as an activity that may lead to sexual arousal or sexual enjoyment that occurred during a 1 month period before admission to the Rehabilitation Center. It included sexual intercourse, caressing and masturbation. Patients also completed The Female Sexual Function Questionnaire (SFQ28).Cited by: 52.
Sexual dysfunction is common in people with MS and is important to assess because patients may be relunctant to self-report. The Psychosocial Implications for sexual dysfunction symptoms are. Sexual dysfunction (SD) is a common complaint in female and male patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and can arise at anytime during the course of the disease even in patients with low disability. Increasing neurological and physical impairment, psychological factors, and medication side effects are thought to increase rates of SD.Cited by: 13.