Men and women who have a problem with sexual response or desire can find help at our Dallas urology office
Sexual dysfunction is a broad term that covers many issues that affect the ability to enjoy a full and healthy sex life. Sexual health is an important part of a person’s well-being, and our Dallas urologists are here to help both men and women with these issues.
Male sexual dysfunction
The most well-known sexual dysfunction problem for men is erectile dysfunction, also known as ED; however, this is not the only sexual problem that men encounter. They may also have conditions such as ejaculation disorders, which include premature, inhibited or retarded and retrograde ejaculation. Inhibited sexual desire, i.e. reduced libido can also affect men at any age and may be caused by numerous health and emotional issues.
Female sexual dysfunction
In recent years, women have begun to understand that they can and should seek help for their sexual dysfunction issues.
Problems women may experience
- low sexual desire
- sexual arousal disorder
- orgasmic disorder
- sexual pain disorder
Our Dallas urologists understand that this is a difficult subject for some women to discuss, but women should rest assured that their problems will be handled with sensitivity and confidentiality.
Men with sexual dysfunction should expect to provide a detailed medical history and to receive a physical examination. Other tests your urologist may suggest include hormonal testing or blood tests to assess your cardiovascular health.
The most important part of diagnosis is the medical history and the pelvic examination. It’s important for our Dallas urologists to learn everything they can about your sexual history and the details of your problem. The physical examination also provides important clues about your problem, including the condition of your vaginal tissues and pelvic organs. Patients may also be referred to a psychologist, physical therapist or sex therapist for further advice and treatment.
Men with sexual dysfunction may only need oral medication or hormone treatment. . When necessary, our experienced physicians can recommend second line treatment such as penile injection therapy. Penile Implants can offer patients with erectile dysfunction a reliable and satisfying solution and our Dallas urologists are experienced and adept at performing this surgery. Men may also benefit from sex or couples therapy
Treatment for female sexual dysfunction depends upon the diagnosis and symptoms each woman experiences. Treatment may be as simple as lifestyle modifications or change in medications, or it may involve hormone treatment, psychological therapy or physical therapy, sometimes combined with alternative treatment such as yoga or acupuncture.
Men and women should not hesitate to deal with a sexual dysfunction problem. Our Dallas urologists are here to help find answers that will improve a patient’s quality of life. Contact us for an appointment.