What causes sexual dysfunction after a liver transplant?

Depression, anxiety, fear, and pain all cause sexual dysfunction after a liver transplant. Fear of failure, fear of pain, fear of not being attractive, and fear of "harming the liver."

Smoking, alcohol consumption, heart disease, kidney failure, diabetes, many medications such as spironolactone (Aldactone), propranolol (Inderal), steroids (prednisone), anti-hypertensives, and anti-depressants can all interfere with sexual function. Fatigue and lack of lubrication (anything that dries the mouth will dry the vagina) can decrease sexual pleasure or interest.

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