FAQ-Update: Can spasticity affect libido?

Update of our FAQ Section

We will regulary update our FAQs with new articles and informations about spasticity, personal experiences and general questions.

Yes, Patients with increased spasticity often report a decreasing libido. In particular painful muscle stiffness can reduce sexual desire.
Whether there is a difference between right and left hemispheric lesions has not yet been clarified. Studies in regard to laterality are currently not consistent. 4

4 Park J-H. et al. Stroke and sexual dysfunction – A narrative review. Journ. J Neurol Sci 2015; 350:8. Epub: 2015/02/07.

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