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Female Sexual Dysfunction in Chattanooga, TN

Most people associate sexual dysfunction with men. However, more and more women are visiting Dr. Jack Rowland to receive help from female sexual dysfunction. Here at Cool Springs MD Chattanooga, patients in and around Chattanooga, Tennessee, including those throughout the community of Cleveland, who are looking for hormone replacement therapy to help them treat their female sexual dysfunction will find a safe and confidential environment to seek treatment.

What Is Female Sexual Dysfunction?

FDS, or female sexual dysfunction, is a chronic problem connected with sexual response and sexual desire that can make the relationship with their partner stressful.

During their lifetime, many women will deal with FSD. This dysfunction can happen at any age or point in a woman’s life. It can be a constant problem or something that just happens from time to time.

There are many different types of sexual dysfunction including:

  • Orgasm Disorder: Symptoms of this include not being able to reach orgasm after continual sexual arousal and stimulation.
  • Low Sexual Desire: A diminished sex drive and libido.
  • Sexual Pain Disorder: Pain and discomfort during vaginal contact and stimulation.
  • Sexual Arousal Disorder: A woman experiences a normal desire for sex, however, she cannot become or stay aroused during sexual activity.

The body’s sexual response comes as a result of a complex mixture of many factors including beliefs, relationships, physiology, emotional experiences, and lifestyle. When just one of these factors is out of whack, it can have a negative impact on female sexual arousal, satisfaction, and drive. Thankfully, FSD is a condition that can be treated.

What Causes Female Sexual Dysfunction?

FSD can result from a single psychological and physical challenge or a combination of the two. Emotional problems will include issues such as problems with a spouse or partner or a lack of trust and communication in the relationship. Other psychological challenges such as past trauma, anxiety, guilt, depression, and sexual fears can lead to female sexual dysfunction.

Alcohol and drugs such as stimulants, antihistamines, psychotropic drugs, and nicotine are some of the physical factors behind FSD. Additionally, antihistamines, psychotherapeutic drugs, and anti-hypertension medicines can cause FSD. Nerve issues, problems with blood flow to the genitals, diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetic neuropathy, pelvic pain, and arthritis as well as conditions that affect the thyroid or adrenal glands, endocrine disorders, hormonal imbalances and exhaustion may be behind FSD. Individuals who abuse substances such as alcohol and drugs face a higher risk of experiencing sexual dysfunction.

What Are the Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction?

  • The inability to maintain arousal during sexual activity or the inability to become aroused despite a desire to have sex.
  • The inability to reach orgasm.
  • Pain during sexual contact.
  • Little or no desire for sexual activity.

What Are the Medical Treatment Options?

Dr. Jack Rowland or another qualified staff member will record your medical history as well as conduct a physical exam. In some circumstances, lab tests may be required. If your FSD is because of a medical or physical problem, you will be informed about the nature of the problem as well as treatment options that are available to you. Sex therapy and counseling may be offered in situations where there is a physical problem.

Here is a list of some of the available therapies:

  • Adjusting medications
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Kegel exercises
  • Physical therapy
  • Natural supplements
  • WOW shots
  • A replacement or balancing of hormones
  • Topical estrogen

Discussing sexual dysfunction can be difficult for many women. Dr. Jack Rowland understands this and goes to great lengths in helping his patients feel safe and comfortable as they discuss their FSD concerns. If you are a resident of Chattanooga or the surrounding areas of Tennessee, including the community of Cleveland, and wish to schedule a consultation that is both private and confidential contact us at 423-401-8034.