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RA Effecting More than your Joints

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2016 6:55:33 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim & Winter Ninivaggi

RA Effecting More than your Joints

Rheumatoid arthritis could be impacting your sex life.

A European study found that sexual dysfunction was present in over one-third of RA patients, both men and women.

The dysfunctions included lack of libido, painful intercourse, orgasmic dysfunction, premature ejaculation and non-satisfactory sex life. Although many factors may influence the prevalence and worsening of these sexual disturbances, the relationship between having the sexual disturbance and RA disease was not found to be significant.

However, the relationship lies between the being sexually active and the presence of disease activity. The study explored three factors, precipitation, predisposing and maintenance that may influence the prevalence and worsening of sexual disturbance in RA patients. Precipitating factors included infidelity, insecurity in a sexual role, and biological or physical causes. Predisposing factors in women and men were related to image changes, infidelity, anxiety, loss of attraction and biological causes. Maintenance factors included included biological causes, infidelity, general alteration of the couple’s relationship, partner’s sexual dysfunction, and depression/anxiety.

Medications like antidepressants affect sexual function for men and women.  We offer Naturopathic alternatives to your antidepressants and we run tests to make sure your antidepressants are working in CT.

Whether you are male or female there is hope to get your sex life back. For women, with strategic botanical formulas, oxytocin, topical vaginal estrogen and hormone-free MonaLisaTouch laser we can bring your sex back to life.

We discuss sex openly and include topics like: masturbation, sensuality, sexual desire, arousal , ability to have an orgasm, pain during intimacy, relationship to self, partner intimacy so that we can get a handle on your unique situation.  

We also have the Mona Lisa Touch Laser. MonaLisa Touch laser is the most advanced proven technology to permanently address the symptoms of urogenital syndrome. Effective for vaginal dryness, pain during sexual activity and urinary incontinence. 3 five minute treatments - six weeks apart - proven to regenerate vaginal tissue - over 10,000 women studied with 96% success rate.

We also are having a super hot summer deal on the Mona Lisa treatment!

For the men, there are healthy alternatives to testosterone replacement and safe effective ways to improve your sexual function.

Safe Herbal Treatment for Testosterone Replacement

Epimedium sagittatum (aka horny goat weed extract) was shown in animal studies to improve the condition of the reproductive organs and increase testosterone circulation. Improved sexual function and quality of life improvements are even seen in people suffering from chronic disease.

Mucuna pruriens raises the level of both testosterone and LH. This greatly improves sexual function, libido and sperm count. 

Tribulus terrestris (ghoku fruit extract) promotes testosterone production with positive results from the studies conducted. In a test conducted on primates there was a significant increase in production levels, sexual behavior and a significant effect on sperm count as well. 

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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