Female sexual dysfunction is defined as a lack of interest in or enjoyment of sexual activity that is distressing to a woman in MN. It can result from a loss of sex drive (libido), an inability to become aroused or to reach an orgasm, or pain during intercourse. A combination of many personal, interpersonal, and medical factors may contribute to sexual dysfunction.
Physical causes of sexual dysfunction may include health issues such as: diabetes, heart disease, nerve disorders, or hormone problems. While some women may lose their libido, they find that when and if sexually active their bodies are still very responsive and able to reach orgasm. Other women will experience a slowing of their physical responsiveness.
All the sex hormones play a role in sexual arousal and libido in Minneapolis. Loss of libido is a common complaint with both men and women and becomes more prevalent with age. Though libido is often related to low testosterone, less than half of women will recover their libido through testosterone therapy.
For most women with diminished sex drive, deficient testosterone is not the only problem. When testosterone deficiency is not the cause of low libido, other hormone deficiencies or imbalances must be explored. Low sex drive is often a combination of several hormone changes influencing sexual drive and responsiveness. This can include estrogen to progesterone imbalance, low thyroid hormone levels, or hyper or hypo function of the adrenal gland. Understanding the multiple hormones involved can help explain why a woman’s sexual responsiveness is so powerfully influenced by mood, energy, well-being, and other psychological mechanisms.
When returning to pre-menopausal levels, estrogen increases vaginal circulation, helping to restore the vaginal lining and increase lubrication and elasticity of the vaginal tissue; progesterone may help with uplifting mood factors and energy. Addressing adrenal fatigue can positively influence a woman’s desire to have sex. Sometimes it takes a little time and tweaking, but once the right balance of hormones is accomplished, most women experience a renewed sexual vitality. A hormonal imbalance may or may not contribute to any one woman’s low sex drive. But if a woman does have a hormonal cause for sexual dysfunction, treatment can include bioidentical hormone therapy with One Stop Wellness Clinic.