ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

|
|
|
|

Trending News

New Science Destroys the Saturated Fat Myth

Diet Affects Men’s and Women’s Gut Microbes Differently

New Lyme guidelines promote options and informed choice

Phases of clinical depression could affect treatment

“Worm pill” could ease autoimmune disease symptoms

Eating Baked or Broiled Fish Weekly Boosts Brain Health, Pitt Study Says

Scientists Look for Biomarkers to Improve Treatment of Painful Bladder Condition

New culprit identified in metabolic syndrome

Low vitamin D levels linked to increased risks after noncardiac surgery

Preserving Cognitive Function with Aging

 
Print Page
Email Article

Sexual Functioning in Women and Men with Fibromyalgia – Source: Journal of Sexual Medicine, Oct 24, 2011

  [ 18 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By F Rico-Villademoros, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • October 28, 2011


Introduction: Sexual dysfunction has been associated with several chronic pain conditions, including fibromyalgia. However, the literature on sexual functioning in patients with fibromyalgia is limited and restricted to female patients.

Aim: The aim of our study was to evaluate sexual functioning in female and male patients with fibromyalgia compared with healthy controls.

Main Outcome Measure:
Sexual functioning was evaluated using the Spanish validated version of the Changes in Sexual Functioning Questionnaire (CSFQ) [“A structured interview/questionnaire designed to measure illness- and medication-related changes in sexual functioning.”]

Methods: We used baseline data from several studies performed in adult patients with fibromyalgia (American College of Rheumatology criteria) of both sexes in which sexual functioning was included in the clinical evaluation.

As a control group, we selected an age-matched group of healthy subjects.

We calculated the proportion of patients exhibiting sexual dysfunction (i.e., a CSFQ total score equal to or lower than 41 in females and 47 in males).

CSFQ scores for patients and controls were compared, and the effect sizes for the difference of means were calculated.

Results: Our sample comprised 293 patients with fibromyalgia (276 females and 17 males) and 86 healthy controls (72 females and 14 males).

The frequency of sexual dysfunction was significantly higher in patients with fibromyalgia than in controls for both:

• Females (86.9% vs. 23.6%; relative risk [RR] 3.7, 95% confidence interval [CI], 2.4–5.6)

• And males (76.5% vs. 6.7%; RR 11.5, 95% CI, 1.7–77.6).

[Ed note: An RR of 1.0 would signify no difference between FM patients & controls, on average. The RR of 3.7 indicates the women with FM were 2.7 times more likely than controls to meet the criteria for sexual dysfunction, and for men with FM the RR of 11.5 indicates they were 10.5 times more likely than controls to meet the criteria.]

We found significantly worse sexual functioning for all dimensions in both female and male patients with fibromyalgia.

Effect sizes for the difference in mean scores of the CSFQ were large overall and for all dimensions in both females and males.

Conclusion: Our results show that sexual dysfunction is common in patients with fibromyalgia. The disease seems to deeply affect all dimensions of sexual functioning in both females and males.

Source:
Journal of Sexual Medicine, Oct 24, 2011. PMID:22023737, by Rico-Villademoros F, Calandre EP, Rodríguez-López CM, García-Carrillo J, Ballesteros J, Hidalgo-Tallón J, García-Leiva JM. Instituto de Neurociencias y Centro de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad de Granada, Granada; Departamento de Neurociencias, Universidad del País Vasco, Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental, Leioa, Spain. [E-mail: fernando.ricovillademoros@gmail.com]




Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Your Next Order

Featured Products

Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida® by ProHealth
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%

Natural Remedies

Protect Against Sun-Induced Skin Aging From The Inside Out Protect Against Sun-Induced Skin Aging From The Inside Out
Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45%
"It's Not Easy Being Green" - But It Is Healthy
Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12 Red: The Color of Energy, Health, and B-12
Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss Research Links Green Tea to Weight Loss

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia 101
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS 101
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE
CONTACT US
PRIVACY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing