Are you no longer interested in sex? Is it affecting your intimate relationship? You may be suffering from female sexual dysfunction. Mahin Amirgholami, MD, FACOG, at West Hills OBGYN in West Hills, California, provides treatment for women with female sexual dysfunction. For an evaluation and treatment plan, call the office or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Female sexual dysfunction is a medical condition that causes you to have a lack of sexual desire, inability to orgasm, or pain during intercourse. You can experience female sexual dysfunction at any time during your life or in certain sexual situations. Dr. Amirgholami believes every woman should have a healthy sex life and will work with you to help determine the cause of your sexual dysfunction and provide the most appropriate treatment.
Sexual desire involves a series of factors, ranging from emotions to physiology, that must work together to produce the desired result. A disruption in any one of these factors may lead to dysfunction.
Common causes of female sexual dysfunction include:
A shift in hormones, which can occur after having a baby or during menopause, can significantly affect your desire for sex. It may also affect vaginal health, leading to dryness and discomfort during intercourse.
A medical condition, such as heart disease or cancer, or a medication can lead to female sexual dysfunction by decreasing desire or making it more difficult for you to orgasm.
Stress, anxiety, or depression can have a significant effect on your libido. Conflict in your relationship may also lead to sexual dysfunction and lead to a lack of interest in intimacy.
Your symptoms of female sexual dysfunction may vary depending on the cause of your condition. Common symptoms include:
If your lack of interest in sex is affecting your relationship, it’s time to call West Hills OBGYN for help.
Treatment for female sexual dysfunction depends on the cause. To help identify what may be behind your low desire for sex, Dr. Amirgholami conducts a thorough examination, including a pelvic exam, as well as a long discussion of your physical and mental health history.
Treatment may include:
If hormonal changes are affecting your libido, Dr. Amirgholami may prescribe hormone replacement medication to help restore balance.
To learn more about female sexual dysfunction, call West Hills OBGYN for a consultation. Or book an appointment online.