British-led patient study finds over 200 symptoms of long COVID-19
Of the diverse range of symptoms, others included: visual hallucinations, tremors, itchy skin, changes to the menstrual cycle, sexual dysfunction, heart palpitations, bladder control issues, shingles, memory loss, blurred vision, diarrhoea, and tinnitus. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Comparison of sexual dysfunction in women who were or were not victims of sexual violence - Figueira JR, Lara LAS, Andrade MC, Rosa-E-Silva ACJS.
The victims of sexual violence may develop FSD. This retrospective study examined the characteristics of women victims of sexual abuse who had FSD who attended a tertiary hospital from 2004 to 2017. Patients were divided in two groups: women who were victi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A good night's sleep could do wonders for your sex life
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The importance of getting a good night's sleep cannot be overstated. Lack of sleep can lead to a number of health problems and affect a woman's overall quality of life. A new study suggests that insufficient quality sleep also may lead to problems in the bedroom in the form of female sexual dysfunction. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Author interview: Stopping long-term antidepressants in people with depression or anxiety
Antidepressants are widely used for depression and anxiety. Guidelines recommend that an antidepressant should be continued for at least six months after people start to feel better, and for at least two years if they have had two or more periods of depression. Many people take antidepressants for much longer. Ellen Van Leeuwen and Mark Horowitz, authors of arecently published Cochrane review on approaches for discontinuing antidepressant use, answer some questions about the findings of the review.  Tell us about this Cochrane Review, why did you think it was important to do it?Ellen: The rise in long-term antidepress...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 20, 2021 Category: Information Technology Authors: Rachel Klabunde Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Secondary Amenorrhea?
Discussion The first sign of puberty in females is breast budding (Tanner stage II) which normally occurs from 8-13 years. Menarche usually occurs within 2 years of breast budding occurring usually at Tanner stage III-IV breast development. Menarche occurs for most girls from 10-15 years. Most cycles range between 21-45 days. Age> 13 years without acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics,> 15 years before menarche or 5 years after acquisition of secondary sexual characteristics or cycles longer than 45 days are indications for evaluation. After menarche is it not uncommon to have anovulatory cycles that are ir...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 8, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Violence and sexual dysfunction among infertile Egyptian women - Ghoneim HM, Taha OT, Ibrahim ZM, Ahmed AA.
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate domestic violence and sexual dysfunction in infertile women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We recruited women complaining of infertility (primary or secondary infertility). A control group of fertile women attending the outpatient c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Resilience and sexuality after concussion in women - Anto-Ocrah M, Oktapodas Feiler M, Pukall C, Pacos-Martinez A.
BACKGROUND: Previous findings from our group show that in the acute (ie, 6-10  weeks) post-injury period, women with concussions have a 70% greater risk of sexual dysfunction than those with extremity injuries. There are currently limited treatment options... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 25, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction hits some women harder than others as they age
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Sexual dysfunction often accompanies the menopause transition. Yet, not all women experience it the same. A new study identified the determinants that affect a woman's risk of sexual dysfunction and sought to determine the effectiveness of hormone therapy in decreasing that risk and modifying sexual behavior. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The effect of exposure to sexual violence on sexual dysfunction and sexual distress in pregnant women - Alan Dikmen H, Cankaya S.
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction and sexual distress are common during pregnancy, but the effects of exposure to sexual violence on sexual dysfunction and sexual distress in pregnant women is unknown. AIM: The aim of this study was to determine the effec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

' Reshaping' Radiotherapy May Reduce Female Sexual Dysfunction'Reshaping' Radiotherapy May Reduce Female Sexual Dysfunction
By'reshaping'radiotherapy for anal cancer, researchers found that the dose delivered to the clitoris was reduced, which may avoid sexual dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - November 5, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction in women with a history of childhood sexual abuse: the role of sexual shame - Pulverman CS, Meston CM.
OBJECTIVE: Women with histories of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are at a higher risk for sexual dysfunction, and show a differential response to sex therapy, than women without abuse histories. The factors underlying those differences have yet to be clearl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The correlation between sexual dysfunction and intimate partner violence in young women during pregnancy - Bahrami Vazir E, Mohammad-Alizadeh-Charandabi S, Kamalifard M, Ghelichkhani F, Mohammadi A, Mirghafourvand M.
BACKGROUND: Sexual function is one of the main aspects of life. Pregnancy affects sexual function. The aim of this study was to determine the sexual dysfunction in young pregnant women and its correlation with intimate partner violence (IPV). METHODS: ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Switching antipsychotic medication to reduce sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis: the REMEDY RCT
Abstract Background Sexual dysfunction is common among people who are prescribed antipsychotic medication for psychosis. Sexual dysfunction can impair quality of life and reduce treatment adherence. Switching antipsychotic medication may help, but the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of this approach is unclear. Objective To examine whether or not switching antipsychotic medication provides a clinically effective and cost-effective method to reduce sexual dysfunction in people with psychosis. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes symptoms: A sign when it comes to sex your blood sugar levels are too high
TYPE 2 diabetes can dry up any desire to get hot and heavy under the bedsheets. In fact, sexual dysfunction could be a sign your blood sugar levels are too high. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of child sexual abuse on men's sexual function: a systematic review - Gewirtz-Meydan A, Opuda E.
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is strongly associated with sexual dysfunction. However, research about male survivors' sexual functioning after CSA is lacking. The current systematic review searched for all studies that reported on CSA and sexual function among ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cinnamon May Slow Progression To Type 2 Diabetes, Boston Study Finds
(CNN) — Cinnamon may improve blood sugar control in people with a condition known as prediabetes and may slow the progression to type 2 diabetes, according to a new pilot study of 51 people with elevated blood sugars. “We are looking for safe, durable and cost-effective approaches to reduce the progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes,” said study author Dr. Giulio Romeo, a staff physician at Boston’s Joslin Diabetes Center and the division of endocrinology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The study published Tuesday in the Journal of the Endocrine Society. “Our 12-week study sh...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Cinnamon CNN Diabetes Source Type: news

Female Sexual Dysfunction: If We Don't Ask, We Won't Know Female Sexual Dysfunction: If We Don't Ask, We Won't Know
Female sexual dysfunction is common in diabetes, but many patients are not getting the help they need, says Dr Alice Cheng.Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Sexual Distress, Depression After Prostate Cancer Treatment Sexual Distress, Depression After Prostate Cancer Treatment
A lack of discussion about sexual dysfunction makes it a difficult problem to solve, but a new survey shines light on the scope of the problem after prostate cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

More than half of men over 60 may have problems in the bedroom. Our columnist confesses.
Sexual dysfunction can be caused by smoking, diabetes, hypertension, but mainly by growing older, a urologist says. But there are ways to help with the problem. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Steven Petrow Source Type: news

Heart attack: Experiencing this sexual dysfunction is an early warning sign
HEART ATTACK is a very serious condition where the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked. Noticing the early signs of an impending heart attack is key and experiencing this sexual dysfunction could mean you're at risk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study
(Monash University) Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction in men after high energy pelvic fractures: narrative review of targeted literature - Hasan O, Atif M, Baloch N, Jalbani I, Umer M.
Pelvic fractures represents high energy trauma with associated other organ injuries including intra-abdominal injuries, haemorrhage and extremity injuries. Anatomical location of genitourinary structures makes them vulnerable to injury with pelvic fracture... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Doctors urged to recognize post-antidepressant sexual dysfunction
(SAGE) A psychiatrist specializing in sexual dysfunction caused by antidepressants is calling for greater recognition of the problems that can endure after treatment stops. Professor David Healy, writing in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, said problems may begin after only a few doses and leave someone affected for life, or a relatively mild dysfunction can worsen dramatically when the person stops treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

ACP Guideline Addresses Age-related Low Testosterone
The AAFP has endorsed the American College of Physicians'clinical practice guideline on treating adult men with age-related low testosterone, which recommends initiating testosterone treatment only for those experiencing sexual dysfunction. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - January 13, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Testosterone treatment recommended only for men experiencing sexual dysfunction
Testosterone treatment recommended only for men with age-related low testosterone and experiencing sexual dysfunction, according to the new guideline published by the American College of Physicians (ACP) in theAnnals of Internal Medicine.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 8, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

New Guideline for Testosterone Treatment in Men With'Low T'New Guideline for Testosterone Treatment in Men With'Low T '
A clinical guideline from the American College of Physicians advises that clinicians should initiate testosterone treatment in men with age-related low testosterone only to manage sexual dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 7, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Most older men don't need testosterone replacement, new guidelines say
(Reuters Health) - Older men whose testosterone levels have dropped over the years should only be given testosterone replacement to treat sexual dysfunction, according to new guidelines from the American College of Physicians released on Monday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men Sexual Dysfunction Common After Inguinal Hernia Repair in Men
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 12, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction common after men's hernia surgery
(Reuters Health) – - Many men experience sexual dysfunction or pain during sexual activity after groin surgery to repair a hernia, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Pelvic exercises aren't just for the ladies – these can help men with erectile dysfunction
(Natural News) Kegel exercises are known to help improve pelvic floor muscles and are often performed by women. But according to a study by James Cook University (JCU) physiotherapists, even men can also benefit from simple pelvic floor exercises, particularly those who experience erectile dysfunction. Pelvic floor exercises for sexual dysfunction The JCU study is the first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction, dryness common in years before menopause
(Reuters Health) - Many women experience sexual health problems in the years leading up to menopause, and vaginal dryness is often responsible, a small study in Italy suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Loss of libido in menopausal women often down sexual dysfunction in their husbands, scientists say
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, interviewed women over the age of 60 about their low libido. Erectile dysfunction was a key contributor to their lack of interest in sex. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Menopause isn't the only reason for low libido in older women
(University of Pittsburgh) A qualitative study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that women in their 60s report various reasons behind why they lack libido -- including sexual dysfunction in their partners. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perimenopause often signals beginning of sexual dysfunction
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) For some women, sex becomes less satisfying with age, with a pronounced decline during perimenopause. A new study indicates that sexual dysfunction increases by nearly 30% during perimenopause, and vaginal dryness most often has the greatest effect on desire, arousal, lubrication, and overall satisfaction. Study results were published this week in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women's Sexual Health | Medscape Women's Sexual Health | Medscape
This page covers many topics in women's sexual health, from adolescence to postmenopause. Topics include adolescent sexual health, reproductive health, contraception, female sexual dysfunction, and sexually transmitted disease. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders | Medscape Reproductive Endocrinology Disorders | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines related to reproductive endocrinology, including the potential causes of female infertility and other problems, such as pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, atypical pubertal development, or premenstrual syndrome. Read articles about treatment for polycystic ovaries and hirsutism. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Male Sexual Dysfunction After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Male Sexual Dysfunction After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
Sexual function can be negatively impacted after spinal cord injury. What are the predictive factors for dysfunction among men with these injuries?Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Posttraumatic stress and sexual functioning difficulties in college women with a history of sexual assault victimization - Kelley EL, Gidycz CA.
OBJECTIVE: College women are at risk for exposure to sexual victimization, which is a risk factor for posttraumatic stress (PTS) and sexual dysfunction. Contemporary models of female sexual functioning identify the role of distal (e.g., sexual abuse) and p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Global Guidelines: Try Testosterone for Older Women's Sex Drive Global Guidelines: Try Testosterone for Older Women's Sex Drive
Evidence indicates benefits for postmenopausal sexual dysfunction but not for menopausal symptoms, including hot flushes, night sweats, anxiety, low mood, or sleep disruptions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - September 2, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Association of concussion symptoms with testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction in former professional US-style football players - Grashow R, Weisskopf MG, Miller KK, Nathan DM, Zafonte R, Speizer FE, Courtney TK, Baggish A, Taylor HA, Pascual-Leone A, Nadler LM, Roberts AL.
IMPORTANCE: Small studies suggest that head trauma in men may be associated with low testosterone levels and sexual dysfunction through mechanisms that likely include hypopituitarism secondary to ischemic injury and pituitary axonal tract damage. Athletes ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news

Testosterone improves sexual dysfunction in older women
Testosterone treatment in post-menopausal women can improve symptoms of sexual dysfunction, according to research published in theLancet Diabetes& Endocrinology.Reuters (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 1, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Testosterone improves sexual function in older women
(Reuters Health) - Women who experience sexual dysfunction after menopause may feel more desire and pleasure when they use testosterone treatments, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Testosterone Boosts Sexual Well-Being in Older Women Testosterone Boosts Sexual Well-Being in Older Women
But the lack of testosterone formulations specifically designed for women is"a major treatment barrier" to addressing sexual dysfunction in this population, warn Australian researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pharmacist Headlines - July 26, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Risk of female sexual dysfunction following concussion in women of reproductive age - Anto-Ocrah M, Bazarian J, Lewis V, Jones CM, Jusko TA, van Wijngaarden E.
Objectives: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) has frequently been associated with changes in sexual functioning. The TBI and sexuality literature, however, has limited generalizability to concussed females, who often use the emergency department (ED) as ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Sex May Be Less Satisfying With Age, Too Few Women Seek Help Sex May Be Less Satisfying With Age, Too Few Women Seek Help
A new survey reveals patterns as to why older women do or don't have sex and shows that just 6% of postmenopausal women in the UK sought medical help for sexual dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Sexual dysfunction in male Canadian armed forces members and veterans seeking mental health treatment - Richardson JD, Ketcheson F, King L, Forchuk CA, Hunt R, St Cyr K, Nazarov A, Shnaider P, McIntyre-Smith A, Elhai JD.
INTRODUCTION: There is mixed evidence regarding how posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters are associated with sexual dysfunction (SD), and most studies to date have failed to account for potentially confounding variables. Our study sought t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

How depression pills can wreck your sex life
The European Medicines Agency has announced that some depression pills should carry warnings about the risk of longer term enduring sexual dysfunction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The problem with sex – Science Weekly podcast
Access to help for sexual problems is patchy and many fear the consequences of cuts to sexual health services could be profound. Nicola Davis investigatesPlease note: this podcast contains discussion of sexual abuseIn the UK, sexual dysfunction is far from rare:42% of men and 51% of women reported having at least one sexual problem that lasted three months or more in the past year. Access to help is patchy and withcuts to sexual health services, many fear that thousands of people won ’t have support for problems that can affect their wellbeing, relationships and ability to conceive.Nicola Davis hears from consultant ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 10, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Nicola Davis and produced by Graihagh Jackson Tags: Science Psychology Sexual health Society Source Type: news

Female Sexual Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment Female Sexual Dysfunction: Assessment and Treatment
The negative effects of female sexual dysfunction are important issues for women. How is this condition best diagnosed and treated?Urologic Nursing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Finally, a Wearable Neuromodulation Device for Overactive Bladder
As a urogynecology surgeon, Alexandra Haessler, MD, has seen firsthand the limitations of current overactive bladder (OAB) therapies. Aside from medication, the current gold standard for OAB is Medtronic's InterStim, an implantable sacral neuromodulation device that is FDA approved for the treatment of OAB as well as chronic fecal incontinence, and non-obstructive urinary retention. Haessler told MD+DI that the InterStim device works very well but it's an expensive treatment and access is limited because only a few subspecialists in any one metropolitan area are truly qualified to deliver the therapy. The InterStim is not ...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news