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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:

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Retrieved April 8, 2011

MayoClinic.com “Female Sexual Dysfunction” http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/female-sexual-dysfunction/DS00701  Retrieved April 8, 2011

MayoClinic.com “Sexual Health Basics” http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sexual-health/MY01464   Retrieved April 8, 2011

Palmer, M.D. Melissa “Sex and Liver Disease” http://www.liverdisease.com/sex.html Retrieved April 8, 2011

PubMed.gov Sexual dysfunction: overview of prevalence, etiological factors, and treatmentshttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12476261 Retrieved April 8, 2011

WebMd.com “Sexual Problems in Men” http://men.webmd.com/mental-health-male-sexual-problems Retrieved April 8, 2011

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