Sexual dysfunction can be any problems that prevent a person or couple from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction can affect any age, although it is more common in those over 40 because it is often related to a decline in health associated with aging.
Sexual problems create anxiety in both partners. Things can escalate if you don’t discuss it.
If the situation doesn’t improve or you suspect a physical reason, it’s time to see your Psychologist. Be prepared to give a complete medical history, including a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications. Tell your doctor the specifics of your problem.
Doctor will begin with a physical exam. Depending on the outcome, this may be followed by a diagnostic testing. If they don’t find a physical cause, consider seeing a therapist.
Treatment depends on the specific cause. Sometimes, treating an underlying medical condition will resolve the situation. In some cases, switching medications may work.
Psychological counseling may help. A therapist can teach you how to cope with stress and anxiety. Joint counseling with your partner can help improve communication and increase intimacy.
Sometimes, support and education about sexual behavior are all that you need. You can address body image and other inhibitions in counseling. For deeply rooted sexual dysfunction, psychotherapy may be necessary.
Doctors who treat Sexual Disorders
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