Problems with sexual intimacy is not as simple as having a physical or performance deficiency. Most sexual dysfunction issues involve mental, emotional, and social factors. This can profoundly affect relationships and self-esteem. At Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics in Jersey City and Cranford, New Jersey, osteopathic physicians Edsel Antonio, DO, and Farzana Alekseyeva, DO, offer treatments to address these issues. Call the office or book an appointment online if you’re suffering from sexual dysfunction.
Any problems you have surrounding intercourse that negatively affect your relationship and self-confidence can be defined as sexual dysfunction. These include:
A healthy sex life involves an interplay of emotions, experiences, lifestyle, attraction, and physiology. If any of these elements are disrupted, dysfunction can occur.
Many factors can contribute to your sexual dysfunction. Medical conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, or bladder problems can get in the way of your sex life. Declining estrogen levels after menopause can also lead to weakened vaginal tissue and a lack of sexual responsiveness.
Poor circulation to the vaginal area and thinning of the tissue can result in painful intercourse. You may also lose sexual desire as your estrogen levels decline.
Sometimes, depression and anxiety contribute to sexual dysfunction. Relationship issues can also bring on some sexual issues.
At Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics, Drs. Antonio and Alekseyeva can help you overcome sexual dysfunction. They may direct you toward counseling and stress-reduction strategies to help boost your libido and work through any issues interfering with your relationship. Some women may benefit from conservative therapies, such as using an over-the-counter lubricant or sexual device to stimulate the clitoris.
If menopause and the effects of aging are taking a toll on your sex life, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which helps restore your estrogen levels and improve vaginal health and lubrication as well as your sexual desire.
ThermiVa® radiofrequency treatments can help tighten vaginal tissue and improve vaginal moisture. The gentle heat energy stimulates the development of collagen to boost tissue strength and vaginal health.
If you’re having trouble experiencing an orgasm, the O-shot® may be an option. This platelet-rich plasma injection, derived from your own blood, improves the sensitivity to your clitoris and G-Spot and can enhance or restore sexual intimacy
For more information about how you can overcome sexual dysfunction and boost self-confidence, call Rejuv Gynecology and Obstetrics or book an appointment using the online tool.