What is women’s sexual health?
Women’s sexual health care focuses on identifying and treating the emotional and physical problems that interfere with a fulfilling love life.
Many women experience changes in their ability to have and enjoy sex for many possible reasons, including:
- Menopause (low estrogen)
- Low testosterone
- Pelvic floor disorders
- Vaginal muscle spasms (vaginismus)
- Depression or anxiety
- Relationship problems
- Gynecological conditions
- Sexually transmitted diseases
- Chronic health conditions
Several chronic health conditions can affect your sexual enjoyment. For example, diabetes affects your libido, and thyroid disease lowers your testosterone. Women need a small amount of testosterone to boost their sex drive.
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What is dysfunction in women’s sexual health?
Sexual dysfunction in women refers to four challenges:
Lack of desire
Women struggling with a low sex drive is not uncommon. The problem may be temporary and caused by stress, fatigue, depression, or relationship issues. Or you might have a longer-lasting problem caused by imbalanced hormones or a medical condition.
Sexual arousal disorder
Sexual arousal disorder means you don’t respond to sexual stimulation. You may not have an emotional response, a physical response (lubrication), or both. Problems with arousal may be related to vaginal dryness, infections, blood vessel disease, and psychological issues.
Inability to orgasm
Not being able to orgasm is often associated with the same issues responsible for other sexual problems. You could also have nerve damage that interferes with sensation and prevents orgasm. Another common cause is painful intercourse.
After menopause, women often experience vaginal dryness that causes pain during intercourse. This frustrating problem also occurs when your vaginal muscles spasm or when you take birth control pills. Oral contraceptives can cause vaginal inflammation and tenderness.
How are women’s sexual health problems treated?
Your provider at Garcia Weight Loss Aesthetics & Hormone Therapy takes the time to learn about your symptoms and concerns. They assess your medical history and health and may do blood tests to uncover hormone imbalances.
Each woman’s treatment is based on the type and cause of her sexual problem. However, three treatments the providers at Garcia Weight Loss Aesthetics & Hormone Therapy often prescribe include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oxytocin, and peptide therapy.
HRT treats problems like vaginal dryness associated with menopause. Oxytocin is a hormone that boosts sexual desire and orgasms. Peptide therapy duplicates hormonal activity that improves your sexual health.
You receive compassionate care for sexual concerns at Garcia Weight Loss Aesthetics & Hormone Therapy. Call the nearest office or book online today.