Stroke : sexuality in the relief of the rehabilitation of the sick

Health 7 January, 2018


Published the 07.01.2018 at 08: 30 am


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Rehabilitation is a long and complex process for people with neurological diseases. In the journal NeuroRehabilitation, experts in neurosexologie, an emerging discipline focused on the relationship between the brain and the sexual activity, explain how sexuality affects the rehabilitation of patients suffering from different neurological conditions. Of dementia, for example, or as a result of cerebral vascular accidents.

The sexuality, the issue of quality of life

Little by little, the scientific community has become aware of the importance of sexuality in people with brain disorders.
To understand this importance, it is then able to evaluate the negative consequences of certain neurological diseases on sexuality. And so, working on treatments to solve these problems. The goal being to eventually improve the quality of life of the patients.

Take into account the community LGBTQA

Experts recommend adapting the approach of brain disorders in the function of the sexual sensitivity of the patients. In order to create a safe place for people of the community for LGBTQA (lesbian, gay, transsexual, queer or asexuelles).
“The needs of the people LGBTQA with neurological disorders are neglected in clinical practice and research. This invisibility reflects the exclusion history of these people, and this created inequalities of access to health care, ” explains Alexander Moreno, a doctor at the University of Quebec in Montreal.
The authors of the study publish, and twenty recommendations to guide health professionals to better support people LGBTQ with neurological diseases.

To adapt the therapeutic approach according to the disorder

Through the review of nearly 2000 scientific studies, the experts have identified diseases for which it was necessary to improve the support.
This is the case, for example, for patients who have suffered an acquired brain injury (abi) during childhood, or a traumatic brain injury.

Age is an important factor, because the relationship to the body and sexuality changes. In addition, past 40 years, patients no longer complain about sexual problems.