What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction is any problem that prevents you from experiencing pleasure or satisfaction during sexual activity. During intimacy, your body goes through a sexual response cycle, but when something doesn’t work as anticipated — such as lack of lubrication for a woman or difficulty maintaining an erection for a man — sex can be physically painful or even impossible. Over time, sexual dysfunction can lead to psychological and emotional difficulties that put a strain on your relationship.
Many adults have concerns about sexual function, especially as they get older and their bodies go through physical and hormonal changes — menopause for women and a decline in testosterone levels for men. Research suggests that sexual dysfunction is a common problem, yet most people are reluctant or embarrassed to talk about it or seek medical help. There are a variety of treatment options for sexual function problems, so it’s important to discuss your concerns with your partner and with Dr. Hall.
What causes problems with sexual function?
Both men and women may experience problems with sexual function, including:
- Low sex drive or desire
- Inability to become aroused
- Pain during intercourse
- Inability to climax
The causes of these issues may be physical or medical, such as a heart condition, diabetes, or hormonal imbalances. On the other hand, sometimes sexual dysfunction stems from a psychological issue, such as stress, anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem.
Since the philosophy of integrative holistic medicine takes the whole person into account when addressing health and wellness, Dr. Hall understands that sexual function is part of your overall well-being. She provides medical and emotional support, plus treatment options for those seeking to improve their sexual health.
Don’t let sexual dysfunction lead to relationship issues and self-confidence struggles. Call or use the contact form to make an appointment to discuss your concerns.