Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatment Specialist in Arcadia, and Glendale CA
Female sexual dysfunction can happen to anyone of any age. If you are dealing with any symptoms of sexual dysfunction, low sexual desire, arousal disorders, orgasmic disorders, and sexual pain disorders, contact Dr. Prema Kothandaraman at The OB-Gyn and Incontinence Center to help determine a cause and provide help. Contact us or book an appointment online. We have convenient locations to serve you in Arcadia, and Glendale, CA.
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If a woman is having sexual dysfunction and persistent, recurrent issues with sexual response, orgasm, pain, and desire. That kind of stress on you or the strain on your relationship with your partner is considered sexual dysfunction.
Many women once in their life deal with sexual function issues, while some have difficulties throughout their entire lives. Female sexual dysfunction can show up at any time of a female’s life; however, it can only occur during certain sexual situations or in every sexual situation.
Symptoms of sexual dysfunction can vary from one person to another, some of these symptoms include:
● Muted sexual desire
Muted sexual desire is one of the most common female sexual dysfunctions that a woman deals with. Muted sexual desire shows a shortage of sexual interest and enthusiasm to be sexual.
● Sexual arousal disorder
While the desire to have sex may still be intact, you are still struggling with arousal and unable to become aroused and maintain that arousal during sex.
● Orgasmic disorder
Consistent or reoccurring difficulty reaching orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and continuous stimulation.
● Sexual discomfort disorder
Sexual discomfort disorder is pain that is associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact during sexual intercourse.
Sexual dysfunction can develop when a female’s hormones are in fluctuate, this may include having a child, or going through menopause. Other contributing factors to sexual dysfunction include major illnesses like diabetes, cancer, or cardiovascular disease.
Interrelated factors that contribute to sexual dysfunction include:
Medical conditions have a huge impact on sexual dysfunction, including kidney failure, cancer, multiple sclerosis, bladder issues, and heart disease. As well, some medications like antidepressants, antihistamines, blood pressure medications, and chemotherapy drugs can also reduce your level of sexual desire as well as the body’s ability to experience an orgasm.
If a female is dealing with lower estrogen levels after menopause, this can commonly lead to changes in the genital tissues and sexual responsiveness. A reduction in estrogen leads and decreased blood flow to the pelvic region often results in less genital sensation.
The less sexually active you are, the thinner and less elasticity the vaginal lining will have. Sexual desire for your partner also decreases hormonal levels.
● Psychological and social
If you have any anxiety or depression that goes untreated, it can cause or contribute to sexual dysfunction, and cause long-term stress and even a history of sexual abuse.
As well, continuous conflicts with your partner about sex or other aspects of the relationship can also destroy your sexual responsiveness, this also includes cultural and religious issues with your body image.
Yes, sexual dysfunction can happen to anyone of any age. However, sexual dysfunction is most common in individuals who are over the age of 40, and often who are noticing a decline in their health which is associated with the aging process.
Sexual and reproductive health were not at the forefront of education in school, much of what we learn as we get older is either through talking with our friends, or learning what is and isn’t normal for our age with our primary care doctor. For women, this is your OBGYN. While you may feel embarrassed to be bringing up such concerns to your OBGYN, it is best, as we have seen and heard it all, and we do not pass judgment on any of our patients who visit us for a concern.
The most common thing you should talk to your OBGYN about is anything to do with sexual dysfunction. Dr. Prema Kothandaraman is available to review any signs or symptoms you may be experiencing, and better help you understand what is normal, and what isn’t when it comes to your concerns.
Vaginal dryness is a common concern many women experience during sexual intercourse. It can often be dependent on a women’s age, and other factors. Dr. Prema Kothandaraman will review a lot of factors that may contribute to your vaginal dryness during sexual intercourse to get a better understanding and provide more medical knowledge and feedback about the situation.
Pain during sex may be for a multitude of reasons, again, speaking to your doctor will help them better understand what you are going through and provide any help.
The OB-Gyn and Incontinence Center is dedicated to providing you with all of your sexual health needs. Call or book an appointment online with our obstetrician, or visit our clinic. We have convenient locations to serve you. We look forward to serving you! We serve patients from Arcadia CA, Glendale CA, Monrovia CA, Pasadena CA, Los Angeles CA, Burbank CA and surrounding areas.