Sexuality: Health and sex

By Sara Más
Good health and appropriate control over chronic diseases are closely connected with satisfactory sex life. Studies have shown that diabetes mellitus, kidney diseases, metabolic syndromes, cancer, high blood pressure and obesity do not only reduce life expectancy and cause discomfort and pain, but also negatively affect sexual performance. Diabetes in women is often related to pregnancy, but it is seldom connected with sex life, said Dr. Daysi A. Navarro, head of the Working Group on Endocrinology and Aging at the National Institute of Endocrinology. Diabetes mellitus, a non-transmissible chronic disease, causes lack of metabolic control and is usually accompanied by hyperglycemia, non-enzymatic protein glycosilation, and vascular and neuropathic disorders that negatively affect sex. She made the statement at the 4th Cuban Congress on Sex Education, Orientation and Therapy, which was held in Havana earlier this month. Clinical studies have focused mainly on erectile sexual dysfunction, which affects 20 to 80 percent of diabetes mellitus male sufferers.

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