Sexual dysfunction in elderly men and women

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dc.contributor.author Trawka, Paulina
dc.contributor.author Szmelcer, Beniamin
dc.contributor.author Zaborna, Daria
dc.contributor.author Kontowicz, Marlena
dc.contributor.author Goljat, Martyna
dc.contributor.author Porada, Mateusz
dc.contributor.author Kwiatkowska, Klaudia
dc.contributor.author Falkowski, Marcin
dc.contributor.author Nawrocka, Agnieszka
dc.contributor.author Sarnowska, Joanna
dc.contributor.author Kędziora-Kornatowska, Kornelia
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-19T07:05:00Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-19T07:05:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-07-27
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Education, Health and Sport, No. 4.S, Vol. 9, pp. 56-68
dc.identifier.issn 2391-8306
dc.identifier.other doi:10.5281/zenodo.3353677
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/5936
dc.description.abstract Background: The aging process of the body is inexorable and affects all areas of geriatric patient's life, including the quality of his sex life. In this case, however, also psychological and environmental problems must be taken into account in the case of diagnostics. The sexuality of elderly patients has been neglected by the medical community for many years, and even recognized by some doctors as unnecessary or bad. Currently, there is a slow change in this position, also due to the patients themselves who are looking for help in specific situations. Material and methods: Analysis of available literature, articles in the Google Scholar and PubMed database using keywords: Sexuality, Geriatrics, Dysfunctions Results: Statistics on the sexuality of the elderly give a clear picture of how great a problem this sphere of life is. The main risk factors for sexual dysfunction of the above-mentioned patients include, among others, abnormal lifestyle and urinary tract infections. In the patients' lifestyle the most important aetiological factors are incorrect diet or lack of physical activity. Men of all ages are exposed to problems, however, in the epidemiology of this dysfunction, a drastic jump after the age of 50 is noticed. It is connected with the weakening of the function of the nervous system and microcirculation in the urinary tract and the reduction of the number of hormones responsible for the functioning of sexual organs. In women, this menopause is the period that most destructively affects the quality of sexual life. Here, as in the case of men, a reduced amount of hormones has a negative effect, among others, by a reduced sexual desire or the presence of pain during intercourse. In the treatment of the above-mentioned disorders, mainly pharmacology has the largest field of action. In the treatment of sexual dysfunction, we mainly use 2 compounds and these are sildenafil and tadalafil. Conclusions: Human sexuality, especially in the case of older people, can not be a neglected subject, and dysfunctions and problems of patients treated like any other. The need to integrate interdisciplinary mode in dealing with this type of problems is more necessary. All this is connected with the fact that there is a definite deficit in publications and research on this subject, which creates a wide range of possibilities for the medical community.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
dc.subject Sexuality
dc.subject Geriatrics
dc.subject Dysfunctions
dc.title Sexual dysfunction in elderly men and women
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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