Erection problems and sexual problems for men and women are very common. It’s usually nothing to worry about, but you should see a doctor if it is troubling you. We are able to refer you to a Specialist to create a treatment plan with you as we believe that a healthy love life is achievable by the majority of patients.
ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION / ED
Most men occasionally fail to get or keep an erection. This is usually due to stress, tiredness, anxiety or drinking too much alcohol, and it’s nothing to worry about. If it happens more often, it may be caused by physical or emotional problems.
CAUSES OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Erectile dysfunction is associated with an array of medical conditions – high blood fats, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, alcohol, many medications, recreational drugs, low testosterone, neurological diseases and sleep and endocrine disorders.
STRESS AND ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Stress can result in a surge of hormone production. Chronic stress can cause a fall in testosterone levels and the results can be profound – not only with erectile dysfunction, but also suppression of the immune system, insomnia and daytime fatigue.
SEX AND PERFORMANCE RELATED ANXIETY
Actors suffer from performance related anxiety, “stage fright”, some people tend to have a similar concern about sex. This is often precipitated by a distressing failure to achieve or maintain an erection or orgasm. If the failures become relatively frequent, each occasion can reinforce the problem.
WOMEN AND SEXUAL PROBLEMS
Many women experience problems with sexual function at some point. Female sexual dysfunction can occur at any stage of life. It can be lifelong or be acquired later in life. It can occur only in certain sexual situations or in all sexual situations. Persistent, recurrent problems with sexual response, desire, orgasm or pain — that distress you or strain your relationship with your partner — are known medically as female sexual dysfunction. Sexual response involves a complex interplay of physiology, emotions, experiences, beliefs, lifestyle and relationships. Disruption of any component can affect sexual desire, arousal or satisfaction, and treatment often involves more than one approach.
Your symptoms may include::
Low sexual desire. This most common of female sexual dysfunctions involves a lack of sexual interest and willingness to be sexual.
Sexual arousal disorder. Your desire for sex might be intact, but you have difficulty with arousal 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. You have pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact.
Before appropriate and successful treatment can start, a careful diagnosis must be made in any combination.