What is sexual dysfunction?
If you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, chances are you’re feeling very worried, confused, and don’t know where to turn for help. These conditions may prevent you from being able to comfortably have sexual intercourse.
According to Cleveland Clinic, “some 43% of women and 31% of men report some degree of sexual dysfunction.” Although sexual dysfunction is common, many people don’t like talking about it, and reasonably so. This is a very private part of your life and your relationship with yourself and others.
There are many treatment options available for sexual dysfunction, and physical therapy is one of them! To learn more about how New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI can help you manage pain and discomfort due to sexual dysfunction, contact our clinic to schedule an appointment today or a 15 minute free consultation to see if you are a candidate for our program.
Types sexual dysfunction disorders
There are several kinds of sexual dysfunction disorders, and they are split up into 4 categories.
It affect a person’s interest in sex. They’re also known as libido disorders. Factors such as hormonal changes (low estrogen or testosterone levels), conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, fear, depression and anxiety are all common causes of desire disorders.
Arousal disorders cause a person to have difficulty becoming aroused during sexual activity. Erectile dysfunction is one example of an arousal disorder that men can have.
Orgasm disorders cause an absence of orgasm or delayed orgasm. This can be caused by pain during sexual activity, stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, or hormonal changes.
Pain disorders cause individuals to feel pain during sexual intercourse. For women, pain may be due to vaginal dryness, vaginismus, a UTI, dysparenia, hormonal changes due to birth control or menopause. In men, pain may be the result of Peyronie’s disease, prostatitis or yeast infections, genital herpes, or UTI’s.
Symptoms of sexual dysfunction
Symptoms of sexual dysfunction may include:
- Lack of interest in or desire for sex
- Inability to become aroused
- Pain with intercourse
- Inability to reach orgasm
- Inability to relax the vaginal muscles enough to allow intercourse (dysparenia)
- Inability to achieve or maintain an erection (erectile dysfunction).
- Absent, delayed, or premature ejaculation
If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, or if you’ve already been diagnosed with a sexual dysfunction disorder by a medical professional, the next step is to seek proper care in the right place.
New You Health and Wellness in Wauwatosa, WI offers pelvic floor therapy and functional medicine to our patients in need, and our therapists will be happy to assess your condition and create a customized treatment plan so that you can get back to enjoying a healthy lifestyle.
How can physical therapy help with sexual dysfunction?
Those that know about pelvic physical therapy think it only benefits pregnant women or women experiencing postpartum pelvic pain. While women do benefit immensely from pelvic physical therapy, they’re not the only ones!
Pelvic therapy can be beneficial to anyone regardless of age or gender identity. Physical therapy and functional medicine at New You Health and Wellness can help people of all genders to overcome their sexual dysfunction issues.
Pelvic floor rehabilitation and functional medicine can provide relief from sexual dysfunction disorders. One of our dedicated pelvic practitioners will perform a thorough examination to determine what specific type of treatment you’ll need.
The interventions used during pelvic floor rehabilitation include:
- Myofascial techniques
- Softwave Therapy
- Manual therapy
- Exercises for posture and pelvic floor
At New You Health and Wellness, your practitioner will conduct a thorough examination, find the source of your dysfunction and/or pain, and create a customized treatment plan to help reduce the severity of your symptoms.
Seeking help for sexual dysfunction is not always easy, but we want to make sure you feel seen and heard, and leave our office knowing you’re in good hands.
Schedule your appointment with us today
If you’re experiencing sexual dysfunction, we understand that dealing with its side effects may be getting in the way of a lot of things in your life, such as your confidence and ability to be comfortable with your partner. Our physical therapists and functional medicine pracitioners at New You Health and Wellness are here to help you. Contact our Wauwatosa, WI today for an appointment.
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