If you have a decreased libido or if sexual intercourse has become painful, you may be living with a women’s sexual dysfunction issue that’s potentially interfering with your physical and emotional well-being, as well as your relationship. At North Florida Urology Associates, with offices in Gainesville, Ocala, The Villages, St. Augustine, and Palatka, Florida, Perinchery Narayan, MD, Matthew Loughlin, MD, and the team of genitourinary specialists offer diagnosis and customized treatment for sexual dysfunction. Call or schedule a consultation online today to learn more.
Sexual activity is an important part of intimate relationships, and when your interest in sex wanes, your overall wellness and your relationship can suffer. Female sexual dysfunction manifests in a variety of symptoms and problems, including:
If you experience any of these issues, make an appointment with one of the physicians at North Florida Urology Associates for diagnosis and treatment to restore and improve your sexual health.
Women experience sexual dysfunction for a variety of physical, hormonal, and psychological reasons. For example, if you have a health condition like cancer, heart disease, kidney disease, or take certain medications like antidepressants or blood pressure medication, your ability to become aroused and your sexual desire can be affected.
Another common cause of female sexual dysfunction is hormone imbalance. When you approach menopause, you experience estrogen loss, which negatively affects blood flow to your genitals, leading to vaginal atrophy and a slower arousal response time. You can also experience hormonal fluctuations after giving birth, while breastfeeding, or during hormonal treatments for cancer in your reproductive system.
Psychological and social issues like depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship issues also contribute to low libido and decreased sexual response.
At North Florida Urology Associates, your doctor provides a detailed consultation and exam to identify the cause of your sexual dysfunction. Once they understand the cause of your sexual health issues, they create a customized treatment plan to address your symptoms and underlying condition. While your treatment is unique to you, some of the common procedures and therapies for female sexual dysfunction include:
If you’re concerned about your sexual health and libido, call North Florida Urology Associates or schedule a consultation online today to get expert treatment for sexual dysfunction.