Frequency and comparison of groups. Motor and sensory pathways may be disrupted by damage to the neurons. Accordingly, patients reported low rates of satisfaction with sexual life. Examples of secondary symptoms include poor bladder and bowel control, fatigue, muscle weakness, spasticity, immobility, tremor, cognitive impairment, and sensory problems. Summary Kessler TM, et al. Neurological impairment was assessed with the Expanded Disability Status Scale; lower urinary tract symptoms were evaluated with the International Continence Society male short-form questionnaire, and sexual dysfunction was evaluated with the International Index of Erectile Function. Erectile dysfunction can be a sign of a physical, psychological or neurological condition.
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Synthetic versions of prostaglandins can be effective for treating erectile dysfunction. Recognizing and treating the underlying cause is the best way to enhance intimacy. We also found a high prevalence of voiding symptoms, which have been shown to be more common in men 5 , These problems fall into three broad groups arising:. Int Clin Psychopharmacol ;13 suppl 6 :S
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Sexual difficulties are not unusual. Overactive bladder symptoms in patients with multiple sclerosis: Frequency, severity, diagnosis and treatment. In an Italian study with male patients, Balsamo et al. J Sex Med ;9 2 LUTS were present in all but one man in our patient population Most male patients with MS have lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual dysfunction. Sexual difficulties reported by women include: loss of libido desire vaginal dryness loss of sensation and difficulty achieving orgasm.
Skip to main content Skip to main navigation menu Skip to site footer. This can result in a slowing of the impulses sent from the brain to the body and back. Orgasmic dysfunction was graded as severe in 14 The pathophysiology of SD in patients with MS is multifactorial, involving physical, psychological and social factors Their median IIEF score was 29 . As expected, symptom severity was associated with symptom burden.
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