Diabetic women may have a few sexual issues. But with proper treatment, you can easily overcome it. Read on to know more about these problems and how to deal with them.
Health A-ZDiabetesDiseasesDiet & FitnessCoronavirusNewsPregnancyBeautyPhotosVideosHome / Sexual-health / Diabetes-can-affect-a-womans-sexual-health-know-how-to-deal-with-it-682546 / Diabetes can affect a woman’s sexual health: Know how to deal with itDiabetes can affect a woman’s sexual health: Know how to deal with itDiabetic women may have a few sexual issues. But with proper treatment, you can easily overcome it. Read on to know more about these problems and how to deal with them.Jahnavi Sarma | Updated: December 18, 2020 2:53 pmFacebook shareTwitter shareShare on WhatsappTags: women’s sexual health diabetesSexual dysfunction in diabetic women is not as common as it is in men. But it does affect around 35 per cent of women with diabetes. It may manifest as painful sex and you may experience a low libido. But sexual problems related to diabetes can be easily treated.According to a study in University of Chicago Medical Center, many middle-aged and older adults with diabetes are sexually active. Almost 70 per cent of partnered men with diabetes and 62 per cent of partnered women with diabetes engaged in sexual activity two or three times a month, say researchers. But the disease took a toll on both the desire and the rewards of sexual activity. Men diagnosed with diabetes were more likely to express a lack of interest in sex and to experience erectile dysfunction. Both men and women reported a higher rate of orgasm difficulties, such as climaxing too quickly (men) or not at all (men and women). Only 19 per cent of women with diagnosed diabetes discussed their sexual problems with a physician. The journal Diabetes Care published this study.
SEXUAL PROBLEMS IN WOMEN WITH DIABETES
The causes of sexual issues for
You may be unable to achieve orgasm and suffer from inadequate vaginal lubrication before and during intercourse. You may also experience an inability to relax the vaginal muscles for intercourse. Low desire for sex and pain during intercourse are the other problems that you may face. with diabetes are not very clear. Experts say that the problems are more complex to treat than in men. But they say that nerve damage and slow blood flow to vaginal and genital tissues may be the reasons. According to them, mood and hormone may also play a major part. Other reasons could be side-effects of medications, alcohol abuse, smoking and psychological issues like anxiety, depression and stress.