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Some medical conditions can cause problems with sexual drive or sexual response. They include:

  • Hormone imbalance.
  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Diabetes.
  • Arthritis.
  • Urinary incontinence. (This is a problem with leaking urine.)
  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Stroke.
  • Coronary artery disease.
  • Hypertension. (This is high blood pressure.)
  • Atherosclerosis. (This is sometimes called hardening of the arteries.)
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Hypothyroidism. (This means thyroid levels are too low.)
  • Endometriosis in women.
  • A nervous system problem.
  • Healthy Aging

By: Healthwise Staff Current as of: June 4, 2014
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Carla J. Herman, MD, MPH - Geriatric Medicine

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