Signs You Need To See a Hormone Specialist for Sexual Dysfunction
Posted by ALVR | September 10, 2021Back to All
When it comes to women’s health and wellness, sexual dysfunction isn’t a commonly discussed topic – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a common issue among women. In fact, many women will deal with sexual dysfunction at some point in their life. How and why does it happen? And if you think you have symptoms, what can you do about it? If you’re reading this, you’re headed in the right direction – let’s break it down.
Sexual dysfunction refers to any consistent problems you might face with sexual desire or arousal, reaching climax, or vaginal pain or discomfort. There is a spectrum of symptoms that can impact different areas of intercourse. If you think this is something that impacts you, here are some specific symptoms to look out for:
- Persistently low sex drive: Do you have any interest in sex or being sexual?
- Difficulty with arousal: Sure, you want to have sex – but how easily are you able to get (and stay) aroused?
- Trouble achieving orgasm: Do you consistently run into problems with climaxing?
- Vaginal dryness: Any issues with lubrication? This can definitely impact your sexual pleasure.
- Pain during sex: Are you experiencing any pain or discomfort while having sex?
Why does this happen? What causes women to experience this?
Hormones are often a common culprit. Changes in your hormone levels brought on by pregnancy, breast-feeding, or menopause can throw off sexual desire. There are also medical conditions or medications that can impact your sexual health. Lifestyle choices like drinking or smoking can make it harder to achieve orgasm. Your mental well-being can also be a contributing factor: stress, anxiety, or depression can wreak havoc on your sex drive. As a result, this can create a continuous cycle that impacts your own self-confidence, quality of life, and relationships.
There are some immediate changes you can consider when looking to improve your sex drive. If you’re experiencing stress or anxiety, consider therapy to help cope. If you’re not already doing so, consider making small lifestyle changes – drinking less, getting exercise, eating healthier – to boost your overall wellness and your sexual well-being. Working with your partner to make sure you’re openly communicating and improving intimacy is another key factor when it comes to improving your sex life.
Most importantly, you should also reach out to a hormone specialist (that’s us!) to address any sexual dysfunction you’re experiencing. Not only will you get expert advice, but you’ll also receive expert treatment options – like SottoPelle testosterone replacement therapy and the O-Shot, for example. The O-Shot is creating a lot of buzz because it’s an easy, safe option for women looking to improve their sexual health.
The O-Shot uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is obtained from a simple patient blood draw, to encourage tissue regeneration and increase both collagen production and blood flow in the area of the injection Once the blood has been drawn, it’s placed in a centrifuge in order to isolate and concentrate the plasma. After the injection site has been numbed, the PRP shot is injected. There is a quick recovery period with little downtime. In many cases, patients will use PRP or the O-Shot in conjunction with other services, like labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, ThermiVa, and/or hormone replacement therapy.
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