Muscle stiffness and movement may make sexual
Depression or anxiety may result in a loss of
interest in sex or, in men, erection problems. These often can be improved by
treatment with medicine.
Parkinson's disease can affect the
nerves that control the sexual organs. This may cause difficulty in getting or
maintaining an erection and delayed ejaculation in men. It can affect arousal
in both men and women.
Medicines used to treat Parkinson's
disease or other conditions may affect sexual function.
If you are having problems with sexual function, talk to your doctor.
He or she may be able to help you pinpoint what is causing the problem.
Sometimes changes in medicine or exercise or treatment for depression may be
all that is needed to solve these problems.
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March 12, 2014
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