For most of us, sexuality is a significant aspect of who we are. Even if we’re not in an intimate relationship, sexuality is an essential aspect of what we’re about and how we conduct ourselves.

One of the main reasons for concern is the fact that your inflammatory intestinal disease may affect both your sexuality and your daily life as couples.

This article is devoted to both those who suffer from inflammatory bowel diseases as well as their loved ones. The goal of this article is to educate those who suffer from an inflammatory bowel disorder like Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis of the effect of certain drugs on the sexual and couple’s life.

In the following section we will discuss the ways that common treatments and signs of inflammatory bowel disease and the emotions that they can trigger in patients, can impact sexual interactions and trigger emotional difficulties. This article will also provide guidelines to help overcome challenging situations that can occur.

The topics covered typically are addressed to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation. Even if you’re embarrassed to talk about sexual issues to your physician, this book might be beneficial to you and assist you be aware of how certain treatments could impact certain sexual practices.

The impact of the drugs prescribed for inflammatory bowel disease on sexual activity

The majority of the medications prescribed in the treatment of inflammatory intestinal disorders don’t affect sexual desire or performance at bed. There is however evidence to suggest that corticosteroid medication can lower sexual satisfaction and also trigger mood swings and depression.

Other side effects of cortisone, such as weight increase, facial rounding and acne could make you look less attractive. Consult your physician in case you are experiencing these issues. An alternative cortisone medicine or a change to your medication can help reduce the effects of these medications.

Certain patients with inflammatory bowel diseases may suffer from depression and start antidepressant treatments. Certain medicines can result in problems with potency.

Learn more about the latest treatment options for Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis disease.

Methotrexate is a medication that is commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease, a medication that reduces the immune system (immunosuppressive) may cause impermanence.

A few of the medications that treat inflammatory bowel disease such as methotrexate, can affect the fertility or the development of an unborn child. This is why it’s crucial that methotrexate does not used by any of the partners when trying to conceive or by women who are pregnant. We will discuss the details in the coming posts.

The manner in which certain medicines to treat inflammatory bowel disease are administered can affect the sexual health of your partner. If you suffer from rectal and lower back pain mesalazine and steroids could be prescribed as an application (local) treatment with Suppositories or enemas with the direct application of the medication to the affected region. Enemas, which contain foam or liquid are made with an application system specifically designed for the purpose that is introduced into the rectum via an orifice for the anal.

The suppositories are tiny, bullet-shaped and are inserted into the rectum via anus. The doctor might advise you to use these forms before you go to bed. This may affect your sexual experience. It is possible to try having sexual contact earlier to ensure that this doesn’t affect the dosage of your medication.

Ask your doctor about it if are planning to have a baby because of the inflammatory bowel condition that you suffer from and the treatments you are receiving for it could impact your fertility. There are medications to treat inflammatory bowel diseases which should not be administered by either you or your partner while you’re planning to have a baby and some that are completely prohibited during pregnancy. Consult your physician about what you can do to modify your treatment based on your present lifestyle.

It is essential to understand that an inflammatory bowel condition shouldn’t affect your daily life. There are treatment options available that will allow you to lead a the life you want to live.