In this slideshow, Dr. Kim Gorgens makes recommendations for incorpating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
The impact of chronic inflammatory disease on sexual function may seem obvious but it is poorly understood. Pain, morning stiffness, joint swelling and fatigue can lead to a decreased sexual interest and can inhibit actual intercourse. In this article, Dr. Kim Gorgens reviews the current literature on sexual function for patients with chronic conditions, such as arthritis, and makes recommendations for incorporating sexual function complications as part of the discussion in a clinic exam.
Psoriasis could increase the risk of sexual dysfunction, particularly in patients with psychological comorbidity, shows a study published in JAMA Dermatology.