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Sexual dysfunction

- Sexual dysfunction is any issue which prevents a person or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity.

- Sexual dysfunction can be experienced by both men and women.

Sexual satisfaction can be affected by following :
  • Physical condition:Fatigue , endometriosis , scars , adhesions , infection ,dryness, after childbirth , menopause etc.
  • Medical conditions : Heart disease , diabetes, side effects of drugs.
  • Hormonal conditions : Thyroid disorder , low testosterone, low estrogen etc.
  • Psychological issues : Anxiety, depression ,fear , past experience ,stress etc.
  • Attitude towards sexual activity.
  • Attitude towards the partner
Sexual dysfunction is categorised into 4 broad types:
  • Desire disorder : Lack of or less interest in sexual activity , also called low libido.
  • Arousal disorder : Body is unable or difficult to get aroused – like erectile dysfunction in men , vaginal dryness.
  • Orgasm disorder : More common in women.
  • Pain disorder : Vaginismus , vaginal dryness, infection , endometriosis ,skin condition , yeast infection etc.
Treatment of sexual dysfunction :
  • 1st step is understanding the exact issue the person is facing.
  • 2nd step is identifying the cause the sexual dysfunction
  • 3rd step is correcting the identified cause with combination of medication, surgery , counselling etc.
What not to miss at doctors clinic :
  • Discuss about your issue without any shyness or anxiety.
  • Discuss about your complete medical history.
  • Disclose all drugs & supplements you are taking.
  • Discuss about any other discomforting experience in your past.
Hope this was helpful for basic understanding .The aim of this discussion is to make anyone with curious mind to understand these condition better .It is not equivalent to detailed in person individualised consultation .Please contact us if you want to understand your treatment options.