Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a prevalent problem, afflicting approximately 40% of women, it is more typical as women age and is a progressive and widespread condition.
Common symptoms include diminished vaginal lubrication, pain and discomfort during intercourse, decreased desire, arousal and difficulty in achieving orgasm.
Female Sexual Response involves a complex interaction of physiology, emotions, experiences, lifestyle beliefs and relationships. Disruption of any component can affect sexual desire, arousal or satisfaction and treatment often involves more than one approach.
Sexual problems often develop when hormones are in flux, such as after child birth, menopause, or chronic illness, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, anxiety, depression as well as certain medications that can also contribute to sexual dysfunction.
Sexual desire disorder: most common symptom, involves lack of sexual interest.
Sexual arousal disorder: unable to become aroused and maintain arousal during sexual activity.
Sexual orgasmic disorder: persistent difficulty in achieving orgasm after ongoing stimulation.
Sexual pain disorder: pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact (Vaginismus - Vulvodynia)
Treatment usually involves several combined approaches;
- Psycho-sexual counseling
- Bio-identical Hormone Therapy
- Medical treatment
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) & Growth factor & Stem cell therapy
- Energy based devices (Lasers & Readiofrequency Therapy)
- Treat the cause (Vaginal infection, dryness, vaginismus or female genital mutilation)
Treatment is best provided by a sexologist or a psychologist depending on physical or psychological causes.