Sexual dysfunction can be any problem that hinders a person or a couple from experiencing gratification from sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction could contribute to fertility issues. The Lifeline Hospital’s sexual dysfunction clinic has an expert multidisciplinary team of doctors and clinicians from urology, endocrinology, cardiovascular diseases, neurology, and psychology for assessing, evaluating, and treating patients who are suffering from sexual dysfunction
What is sexual dysfunction?
Sexual dysfunction is a problem that can happen during any stage of the sexual response cycle (excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution) which prevents a person from experiencing satisfaction from sexual activity.
People are usually hesitant to talk about this problem even though they are reported as a common occurrence. It’s always better to be open with your health care advisor as it can be treated and cured.
Symptoms of Sexual Dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction – Inability to achieve or maintain an erection during intercourse.
Retarded Ejaculation – Absent or delayed ejaculation even with sexual stimulation
Premature Ejaculation – Inability to control ejaculation timing
Inadequate vaginal lubrication before and during intercourse.
Inability to relax the vaginal muscles to allow intercourse.
Inability to achieve orgasm.
Common in men and women:
Lack of interest in sex
Inability to become aroused
Pain with intercourse
Some of the Major causes of sexual dysfunction
Physical causes include –
diabetes, heart, and vascular disease, hormonal imbalances, neurological disorders, chronic diseases such as liver or kidney failure, and alcoholism and drug abuse.
Psychological causes include – work-related stress, worries about sexual performance, marital relationship problems, depression, and past sexual trauma.