Female Sexual Dysfunction Therapy
Every woman deserves to have a healthy sex life. If symptoms like low sex drive, pain during intercourse, or difficulty climaxing are preventing you from enjoying intimacy with your partner, don’t give up. We can help you recover your natural desire for and enjoyment of sex.
The Facts about Female Sexual Dysfunction Therapy
- There are three primary categories of sexual dysfunction in women:
- Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD)—a persistent lack of desire.
- Painful sex—pain during intercourse due to vaginal dryness or atrophy.
- Orgasmic disorder—recurrent difficulty or inability to reach orgasm after sufficient stimulation and arousal.
- Sexual dysfunction can occur at any age, but is most common when hormones are deficient, or in flux.
- Research puts the incidence of sexual dysfunction among American women at 43%.
Methods of Treatment
- The first line of defense against female sexual dysfunction is balancing hormones. We start by check estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone via lab testing. If appropriate, our doctors will prescribe individualized hormone replacement therapy for you. Balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone is successful in treating sexual dysfunction in many women.
- If you have vaginal dryness or atrophy, our doctors can prescribe a vaginal cream that will provide you with relief from your discomfort, and eliminate pain during intercourse.
- Oxytocin is a hormone that stimulates the desire for closeness and intimacy. Our doctors can prescribe this treatment to increase arousal, improve sexual function, and facilitate better orgasms.
If balancing hormones is ineffective or insufficient, the following treatments are available from our doctors by prescription and are effective for many women:
- Female stimulation cream is applied prior to sex by women who have difficultly reaching orgasm. It works by increasing sensitivity.
- Apomorphine stimulates dopamine in the brain, thereby enhancing the sexual response.
- Sildenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor that works for some women, particularly those who are premenopausal or perimenopausal. It increases blood flow to the genitals, improves arousal and lubrication, and helps women to reach orgasm.
- L-Arginine can be taken by injection to increase the level of nitric oxide in the blood, which can increase blood flow to the genitals.
We have a few other solutions in our arsenal, as well. Every woman deserves to have a healthy and robust sex life. That includes you. We have creative solutions. Let’s put them to work.