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Intimacy, Sexuality, and Parkinson’s disease

Many people with Parkinson’s disease have concerns regarding intimacy. Common problems for men include testosterone deficiency, impotence, and loss of sexual interest. Common problems for women include loss of sexual interest, and discomfort and dryness during sex. These feelings and problems could be caused by medication interactions and side effects, depression, changes in levels of dopamine in the brain, and various movement symptoms that are a result of Parkinson’s disease. You will want to talk to your doctor about any questions and concerns you have.

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