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World J Orthop. Apr 18, 2014; 5(2): 107-111
Published online Apr 18, 2014. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v5.i2.107
Table 1 Factors associated to sexual dysfunction in rheumatoid arthritis and recommendations for specific symptoms
Sexual dysfunctionFactors implicatedRecommendations
Sexual disabilityLimited mobilityChange position
Pain, fatigueAnalgesic, heat, and muscle
Morning stiffnessRelaxation before activity
DyspareuniaVaginal drynessVaginal lubrication, estrogen cream
Diminished desireAnxiety, depressionCounseling, antidepressive
Diminished satisfactionAltered body imageDrugs1
ImpotenceHormonal imbalanceSidenafil, sex therapy