Sexual dysfunction in men, such as erectile dysfunction, get a lot of attention,
but women can suffer from sexual health issues as well. As with men, sexual
dysfunction does not have to ruin relationships and destroy self-esteem
in women. If you are a woman who is experiencing sexual dysfunction, have
a frank conversation with your doctor to learn what your treatment options
are. Here is a look at some of the questions women and their partners
often have about sexual dysfunction.
What is sexual dysfunction in women?
A number of different symptoms are associated with sexual dysfunction in
women. Lack of libido is a common problem for women, as is vaginal dryness
and painful intercourse. In some cases, the cause of the sexual dysfunction
is purely hormonal. In other cases, other factors can be at play. For
instance, recurrent yeast infections that lead to painful intercourse
can inadvertently lead to low libido as women become hesitant to be sexually
active because of past discomfort. Stress, poor health, and unhealthy
relationships can all also impact libido.
At what age do women experience sexual dysfunction?
Many people associate problems with sexual health in women with menopause.
Although the risks of low libido and vaginal dryness are higher during
menopause because of the significant hormone fluctuations, women of all
ages are prone to problems with sexual health. No woman is too old or
too young to experience sexual health problems and get help for them.
What treatments are available?
Sometimes, treating an underlying problem that is causing sexual health
problems, like persistent yeast infections, can resolve symptoms. Likewise,
hormone therapy can also be helpful. Other treatments, like the MonaLisa
Touch laser, can reduce vaginal dryness that causes painful intercourse
Urology Associates, P.C. and our
Women’s Institute for Sexual Health (WISH) helps women reverse sexual health problems regardless of age. When you
need a urologist in Tennessee for UTI treatment, incontinence, sexual
health problems, and more, please call (855) 901-1338.