A member of the treatment department of the Family Health Clinic of Shahed University said: “Physical diseases, mental illnesses and a combination of the two are equally involved in the occurrence of sexual disorders in individuals.”
Dr. Hossein Akhavan, a member of the treatment group and in charge of teaching the family health clinic of Shahed University and a therapist for sexual disorders, said about the diseases that lead to sexual disorders: According to global statistics, one third of the population of any society suffers from some kind of sexual disorders. There are many types of sexual dysfunction that can occur in both women and men for a variety of reasons. One-third of the causes of sexual disorders are physical problems and illnesses, one-third of those causes are mental illnesses, and the other one-third is a combination of the two. Here we refer to the most important physical illnesses and the major and most common mental illnesses that lead to sexual disorders in both men and women.
Sexual disorders caused by physical illnesses occur in old age
“Sexual dysfunction, which is caused by physical illness, usually occurs at an older age,” he said, referring to the effect of age on sexual dysfunction. That is, if a young man says I do not have enough erections, we are less likely to suspect it is due to a physical illness. If a man comes to us and says he has impotence, we ask him do you have enough erections in the morning? If he says yes, we doubt it is due to physical illness. So older age and its associated conditions, such as the presence or absence of a morning erection, are influential. If the problem occurs suddenly, we are generally less likely to suspect it is due to a physical illness. Physical illnesses that lead to sexual dysfunction usually occur gradually, slowly, and creepily.
A correct history indicates the cause of a physical or mental disorder
The Brotherhood continued: “If a patient with sexual disorders says that an acute problem such as bankruptcy, the loss of family members, being on the verge of divorce and اتفاق has happened to him in the past few days, we doubt it is due to a physical illness.” Thus, with a correct history, we can find out whether a person’s sexual dysfunction is due to physical or mental illness.
50% of people with diabetes have a sexual disorder
The therapist considered sexual disorders of diabetes as one of the most important physical diseases that lead to sexual disorders, adding that 50% of people with diabetes suffer from one of the types of sexual disorders. Impotence is common in diabetic men. In women, penetration pain is common, followed by dryness of the female genital tract and subsequent reluctance. The cause of these sexual disorders is high blood sugar and its complications, namely the narrowing of blood vessels to the genital area. Narrowing of these arteries is one of the most important causes of sexual dysfunction in people with diabetes. Obviously, people with diabetes need to be diligent in regulating their blood sugar.
The effect of hypertension and its drugs on sexual disorders
“Other diseases that lead to sexual dysfunction include high blood pressure,” said the head of education at the Shahed University Family Health Clinic. Hypertension and medications used to treat high blood pressure are both effective in causing sexual dysfunction. This does not mean that a person should refuse to take medicine and be treated for high blood pressure. Obviously, this disease is life threatening if a person arbitrarily stops taking his blood pressure medication. Therefore, you should tell your doctor that he has sexual disorders. Your doctor may also change your medication depending on your underlying illness. Of course, some blood pressure medications have no effect on sexual dysfunction.
Obesity disrupts a healthy and active sexual relationship with your partner
He considered obesity as another disease related to sexual disorders and said: “Obesity is very common in our society.” Obesity both reduces sexual desire and is more likely to cause impotence. On the other hand, if none of these problems occur, it will cause problems in sexual intercourse with the spouse because many positions can not be held by obese people with their spouse. Obese people are usually less active and get tired sooner. Obesity disrupts a healthy and active sexual relationship with your partner.
The effect of inflammation, stroke, thyroid and prostate on sex
Referring to other diseases that affect sexual dysfunction, the Brotherhood stated: “Other diseases that lead to sexual dysfunction are inflammation.” Patients with inflammatory bowel disease develop some degree of sexual dysfunction. Myocardial infarction, enlarged prostate, and its operation, both closed and open, can lead to impotence. Endocrine diseases, especially hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism, can also play a role in the development of sexual disorders, especially libido. Many medications can cause sexual dysfunction. Therefore, arbitrary use of drugs can be one of the most important causes of sexual disorders, and one should be careful not to take drugs arbitrarily.
Anxiety and depression are the most important diseases that cause sexual disorders
“One of the most important and common psychiatric illnesses is anxiety,” he said, emphasizing that some mental illnesses lead to sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems People with severe anxiety are disturbed, their libido is suppressed, they do not have good sexual function, they suffer from impotence, they can not be satisfied and they suffer from premature ejaculation. So anxiety can negatively affect all aspects of a sexual relationship. Anxiety is the leading cause of illness that is considered the enemy of a person’s sexual health. Depression is another psychiatric illness that can greatly reduce sexual desire and can be associated with a variety of other sexual disorders.
The effect of breast cancer on sex
Regarding the effect of breast cancer, he said: “In women, breast cancer and breast ablation have a negative effect on sexual intercourse.” Women who suffer from this condition experience a lack of sexual desire; Because their perception of their body becomes negative and they think their attractiveness has diminished. It is very important to work with these people psychologically. It is very important for her husband to understand and support her. The supportive role of the husband in this regard can be very effective. At the same time, we teach the husbands of these people that their spouses can still be moving and enjoyable for them. We teach her how to focus on the rest of her husband’s body. Apart from breast cancer, other cancers, chemotherapy and radiotherapy can also negatively affect sexual desire.
Single people with obsessive-compulsive disorder must be treated
Regarding obsessive-compulsive disorder, the Brotherhood said: “Among psychiatric illnesses, obsessive-compulsive disorder is also very important.” People with this disorder, whether obsessive-compulsive or obsessive-compulsive disorder, often have many problems with their sexuality. We advise a person who is single and obsessed before marriage to have his obsession under control because obsession can be a disruptive factor in a couple’s sexual relationship. Medications for psychiatric illness can also have a severely negative effect on libido. Of course, this does not mean that a person undergoing medical treatment should discontinue their medication arbitrarily due to sexual complications. Arbitrary discontinuation of the drug can exacerbate the disease, and exacerbation of the disease can be very dangerous; Therefore, any change in the amount of medication or the type of medication must be done under the supervision of the treating physician.
The effect of some sexual disorders on the occurrence of other sexual disorders
“Some sexual disorders can also contribute to other sexual disorders,” said the head of education at the Shahed University Family Health Clinic, emphasizing the impact of sexual disorders on other sexual disorders. For example, a person who becomes impotent may also experience premature ejaculation. A woman with sexual reluctance may also experience pain when entering. In fact, because it is reluctant, it is not well stimulated and it hurts when it enters. So sexual dysfunction can lead to another type of sexual dysfunction. Other diseases can lead to sexual dysfunction, but the above are the most common diseases associated with sexual dysfunction.