Liver Health and Sexual Dysfunction
What is Sexual Dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction is defined as the persistent, recurrent inability for a male or female to experience satisfaction through sexual response and desire. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, so it is important to share any concerns with a physician if one is experiencing problems.
Sexuality is a basic attribute of being human. Studies show that sexual intimacy in conjunction with love and affection has many health benefits. Among the benefits listed are:
- it helps to build and sustain healthy relationships and
- contributes to individual physical and psychological well-being – especially for those with liver disease
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