While it seems like the media is overflowing with solutions for sexual dysfunction in men, many women struggle to achieve a healthy and fulfilling sex life. Board-certified urologist and sexual health expert Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, treats women’s sexual dysfunction at his practice in Bethany, Oklahoma. For a personalized sexual health program specifically designed to meet a woman’s needs, call, or book online for an appointment at Urologist OKC today.
Do you feel like you’re never in the mood despite wanting a good love life? Do issues like painful intercourse or vaginal dryness prevent you from enjoying sex? If so, you may suffer from sexual dysfunction.
Common symptoms of female sexual dysfunction include:
Many women experience some degree of sexual dysfunction on occasion, while others have trouble throughout their lives.
A wide variety of factors can contribute to sexual dysfunction in women, including:
Many medical conditions can lead to sexual dysfunction, including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy and blood pressure medications, can also cause sexual problems.
Low levels of estrogen can reduce blood flow to your vagina. This may lead to decreased sensation in your genitals as well as pain during sex. Your desire to have sex also decreases when hormone levels drop.
Anxiety, depression, and relationship problems can all affect your sexual desire and ability to enjoy sex.
Dr. Parkhurst has specialized training in sexual dysfunction treatment for both women and men. To better understand the cause(s) of your sexual dysfunction, he spends time discussing your specific concerns and medical history. He performs a physical exam and takes blood tests to check for underlying health conditions and hormone imbalances.
Then, Dr. Parkhurst develops an individualized treatment plan to help you improve your sex life. Depending on your particular needs, treatment for women’s sexual dysfunction may include:
If your symptoms are related to vaginal atrophy, Dr. Parkhurst may recommend MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments.
For advanced treatment of women’s sexual dysfunction, call Joseph D. Parkhurst, MD, FACS, or book an appointment online today.