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Womens sexual health and diabetes


Sexual dysfunction SD is one of the important problems in diabetic patients. The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of sexual problems in Iranian women with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The Healthy Living Magazine

A cross-sectional study was conducted among type 2 diabetic women who visited two outpatient endocrine clinics, namely Imam Hospital and Tuba clinic Sari, Iran in Patients were asked to complete two validated questionnaires: Analysis was performed using descriptive and analytical tests. One hundred and fifty women with type 2 diabetes were investigated.

Most of the cases aged years old. The mean of the total score of the FSFI questionnaire was The prevalence of sexual dysfunction Womens sexual health and diabetes With regard to the results of the HADS questionnaire, This study showed the high prevalence of sexual dysfunction in diabetic women, especially among those complaining of depression.

Health care professionals dealing with diabetic patients should be aware of possible presence of sexual dysfunction in female patients.

About million people are affected with diabetes mellitus DM in the world and by the yearmillion people are expected to suffer from the disease.

In addition, by the largest increase in DM prevalence will occur in the developing countries. Among non-gynecological organic etiologies, hormonal abnormalities, autonomic neuropathies parasympathetic nervous system releases endothelial nitric oxide synthase, ENOS as complications of DM, along with vascular insufficiency due to atherosclerosis are of most importance.

Although sexual complications are not present in all patients with DM, medications can improve blood flow in clitoris. Causes of SD are numerous and the neuroendocrinological background is complex.

There is a debate that the type of diabetes has an impact on the emergence of SD in women with diabetes. Womens sexual health and diabetes, social attitudes to the subject of sexual function are still taboo in many families and most people in Iran avoid talking about sexual function.

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