The results reflect the growing understanding that sexuality is a multi-faceted phenomenon affected by organic, hormonal and psychosocial factors. In the discussion, Dr. Singh writes that a patient-physician dialogue is necessary to understand if gout is affecting a patient’s sex life. Additionally, he suggests further studies be performed to determine if optimal gout control can improve the sex lives of gout patients.
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Lara C. Pullen, PhD, is a medical writer based in the Chicago area.
- Singh JA. Gout and sexual function: Patient perspective of how gout affects personal relationships and intimacy. BMC Rheumatol. 2019 Feb 28;3:8. eCollection 2019.