Etiology and management of sexual dysfunction
Mysore Nagaraj, Anil Kumar; Brahmavar Pai, Nagesh; Bevinahalli Nanjegowda, Raveesh; Rajagopal, Rajendra; Muthugaduru Shivarudrappa, Narendra Kumar and Siddika, Nayeema (2009) Etiology and management of sexual dysfunction. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (2). ISSN 0972-5997
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Sexual dysfunction is the impairment or disruption of any of the three phases of normal sexual functioning, including loss of libido, impairment of physiological arousal and loss, delay or alteration of orgasm. Each one of these can be affected by an orchestra of factors like senility, medical and surgical illnesses, medications and drugs of abuse. Non-pharmacological therapy is the main stay in the treatment of sexual dysfunction and drugs are used as adjuncts for a quicker and better result. Management in many of the cases depends on the primary cause. Here is a review of the major etiological factors of sexual dysfunction and its management.
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