Sexual Dysfunction

Healthy sex is important to me. When I was going through menopause I became anorgasmic and it was very frustrating for me and my husband. Dr. Roberts was able to help get my body healthy through supplements, medicine and emotional support–which was especially important because it’s difficult to talk about sex with your friends, family, or your doctor.  I believe that women really need to take charge of their own health and deserve to have a happy sex life at any age. You’re never too old to want to achieve what’s best for you and your partner. I would highly recommend Dr. Roberts to anyone looking for help.
— L.B. Springfield, MO.

Disclaimer: This testimonial does not represent a guarantee of medical improvement, and results may vary depending on the patient.

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Sexual Dysfunction is very common among both men and women. It is estimated that 43% of women and 31% of men report having at least one symptom.  These disorders are generally classified into four categories: desire, arousal, orgasm, and sexual pain.

Sexual desire disorders (decreased libido) may be caused by a decrease in the normal production of estrogen in women or testosterone for either sex. Other causes may be aging, fatigue, pregnancy, and medications; the SSRI anti-depressants, which include fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), and paroxetine (Paxil), are well known for reducing desire in both men and women. Psychiatric conditions, such as depression and anxiety, can also cause decreased libido.

Sexual arousal disorders are also known as erectile dysfunction in men and issues with desire, arousal, or anxiety in women. For both, these conditions may appear as an aversion to, and avoidance of, sexual contact with a partner. In men, there may be partial or complete failure to attain or maintain an erection, or a lack of sexual excitement and pleasure in sexual activity. There may be medical causes for these sexual dysfunction disorders, such as decreased blood flow or lack of vaginal lubrication. Chronic disease and the nature of the relationship between partners can also increase these difficulties.

Orgasm disorders cause a persistent delay or absence of orgasm following a normal sexual excitement phase. The disorder occurs in both women and men. Again, the SSRI antidepressants are frequent culprits –these may delay the achievement of orgasm or eliminate it entirely. Other causes include hormone imbalance or varied medical problems.

Sexual pain disorders affect women almost exclusively, and are known as dyspareunia (painful intercourse) and vaginismus (an involuntary spasm of the muscles of the vaginal wall, which interferes with intercourse). Dyspareunia may be caused by insufficient lubrication (vaginal dryness) in women. There may also be abnormalities in the pelvis or the ovaries that can cause pain with intercourse. Vulvar pain disorders can also cause dyspareunia and inability to have intercourse due to pain.

These conditions are highly treatable through Dr. Roberts’ multi-pronged approach. She combines supplements, bio-identical hormone replacement, and emotional support to help men and women of all ages have a healthy sex life. Our clinic prides itself on individualizing each regimen to the specific patient and his or her needs and desires.