The term “Sexual Dysfunction” is defined as the inability to fully enjoy sexual intercourse. To be specific, sexual dysfunctions are disorders that interfere with a full sexual response cycle. These disorders make it difficult for a person to enjoy or to have sexual intercourse. This is something that happens in both men and women. This is the bad news. The good news, is that Z Urology, in South Florida, can help solve these problems.
While it may not threaten your physical health, sexual dysfunction takes a heavy psychological toll on an individual or a relationship and can bring on depression, anxiety, and debilitating feelings of inadequacy. The causes of sexual dysfunction in men and women can be a result of a physical or psychological problem.
Male Sexual Dysfunction
The three most common male sexual dysfunctions are ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction, and decreased libido.
Here are the different types of disorders:
- Premature ejaculations – Ejaculations that occur before or soon after penetration. These are the most common form of sexual dysfunction in men
- Inhibited or retarded ejaculation – Ejaculations that are slow to occur
- Retrograde ejaculation – When, at orgasm, the ejaculate is forced back into the bladder rather than through the urethra and out the end of the penis
Here are the different causes of ejaculation disorders:
- Premature ejaculation is often due to a man’s nervousness over how well he will perform during sex
- Premature and inhibited ejaculation can be caused by other psychological factors including past traumatic events, a strict religious background that causes a person to view sex as a sin, or lack of attraction for a partner
- Certain drugs like antidepressants
- Nerve damage to the spinal cord or back
- Retrograde ejaculation is common in males with diabetes suffering from diabetic neuropathy or nerve damage
- Retrograde ejaculation can also occur after operations on the bladder neck or prostate or after certain abdominal operations
Erectile dysfunction, or impotence, is the inability to attain and/or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse.
Causes of erectile dysfunction include:
- Diseases affecting blood flow, such as atherosclerosis
- Nerve disorders
- Psychological factors, such as stress, depression, and performance anxiety
- Injury to the penis
- Chronic illness
- Certain drugs
- Peyronie’s disease
Decreased libido is a decrease in desire for, or interest in, sexual factors.
Causes of decreased libido can be either physical or psychological and include:
- Low levels of the hormone testosterone
- Anxiety or depression
- Medical illnesses like high blood pressure and diabetes
- Certain medications
- Relationship difficulties
Female Sexual Dysfunction
Four types of female sexual dysfunction include:
- Low sexual desire – Diminished libido or lack of sex drive
- Sexual arousal disorder – While sex drive is intact, you have difficulty or are unable to become aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity
- Orgasmic disorder – You have persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation
- Sexual pain disorder – Pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact
Common causes include:
- Mental and emotional causes – includes stress, depression, fear, a history of sexual abuse or rape, and body dissatisfaction
- Physical causes – includes hormone problems, pain from an injury, and certain conditions such as diabetes, endometriosis or arthritis.
- Aging – causes changes in the vagina such as dryness, thinner walls, narrowing and shortening.
- Medical treatments – for other illnesses or conditions, such as past surgeries or cancer treatments
- Certain medications – including those for depression, blood pressure, allergies and diabetes.
- Less desire for sex
- Difficulty feeling aroused
- Not being able to have an orgasm
- Pain during sex
If you feel you are in need of help with sexual dysfunction issues, whether male or female, then contact Z Urology for a group that is dedicated to delivering world-class expertise in urology, along with an unwavering commitment to their patients. The three locations to choose from are located in Fort Lauderdale, Coral Springs, and Pompano Beach.
You can go to the website directly and set up an appointment or you can call 954-714-8200. Either way, you contact, you will be setting up to see the leading urologist office in all of South Florida. With an extremely talented and professional staff of doctors and more, you are in truly good hands with the doctors and nurses at Z Urology. Z Urology is your leader in urological care. Go ahead and call now!