Between the advertising for perfume ads, couples only resorts and the happy older couples on Erectile Dysfunction ads, you’d think the whole world was out there making mad passionate love. Or at least trying to. And if you’re not, there must be something wrong with you, right?
As medical professionals who treat clients for a variety of issues related to sex on a daily basis, we can guarantee you this is not the case. There are many people whose sex life doesn’t look like those advertisements. In fact, most don’t.
While many of us try to be this perfect person who can effortlessly balance work, parenting, relationships with friends and family, that’s pretty much next to impossible. Life is stressful and unfortunately stress can often get in the way of having an ideal sexual relationship with our spouse or significant other.
When it comes to sex (or lack thereof), there are many issues at play, some you may not realize have a direct tie to your sex life. The functionality reasons are more obvious but in order to have functionality issues, you have to have the desire first.
A lack or decline in your libido can be frustrating for both you and your partner. It can make both of you feel self-conscious and even question whether your relationship could be at stake. Luckily, there are some easy ways to first determine the problem and then come up with a plan to fix it.
Hormone imbalances and the link to your lack of libido
One of the biggest reasons for a decline or lack of libido is a hormone imbalance. This occurs in both men and women. The good news is that it’s identified and treated very easily. It should be noted that you do have to give the treatment some time until it kicks in.
To detect a hormone imbalance, a simple blood test is conducted. For men, we look for low levels of testosterone, as that’s the hormone most closely associated with male sex drive. For women, a loss of libido can be directly related to low levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. (Yes, another example of how it’s more complicated to be a woman!)
Hormone Replacement Therapy
If your blood work does end up showing a hormone deficiency (either too much or too little of hormones that effect your libido), then we come up with a plan of action. We’ll target the hormones that are off balance by supplementing your body with bioidentical or synthetic hormones.
We can do this through creams, shots, hormone tablets and even implanted hormone pellets. Our medical professionals will go over all the options and help you determine the right treatment for you. Once we’ve come up with your treatment plan, we’ll schedule regular consultations to see how you’re doing and re-do your blood work until we find the exact right treatment for you.
We want to reiterate this part again: This is an overnight fix. It may take up to 2 to 3 months to start seeing improvements. So, be patient with yourself and/or your partner.
Functionality Problems and Treatments
Equally as frustrating and often more embarrassing are problems identified once a sexual interaction has begun.
- Erectile dysfunction
- Inability to orgasm
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during intercourse
Luckily, we have several treatment options for those issues as well, again for men and women.
- Prescription supplements, medications and creams for men and women.
Options include: Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and Stendra and Vyleesi.
- The O and P Shot
A simple, nonsurgical procedure where platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your blood is injected into penile tissues or areas around the vagina.
In men, this results in penile tissue growth leading to better erections. For women, the PRP naturally attracts your own stem cells to the injected area and generate healthier and more functional tissue in the areas of sexual response in the vagina.
- Acoustic wave therapy
In men, this treatment option uses high-frequency acoustic shockway therapy to increase blood flow to the penis, remove micro-plaque and stimulate the growth of new blood cells. Breaking up the plaque formation in the blood vessels and stimulating growth of new blood vessels in the penis increases the overall blood flow to the penis.
For women, high-frequency acoustic wave therapy is used to increase blood flow, restore sensation and the natural lubrication to the vagina.
If you’re having any issues related to your desire or ability to have sex, we encourage you to reach out and let us help. It may seem embarrassing but it shouldn’t be. As medical professionals, we address it the same way we would any other health issues. We focus on the problem and come up with a plan to fix it.There’s nothing to be ashamed of, it’s actually quite the opposite.
By making an appointment to speak to one of our health professionals, you’re not only taking a step towards fixing whatever issue you’re having, you’re also putting yourself in an extremely vulnerable position in speaking to what may be a stranger about things you might not have shared with anyone else.
Whether you’re a current client receiving other services or someone who has yet to walk through our doors, we treat you like you’re family. If you come to us with a concerning health issue, we’re honored that you’re putting your trust in us. And we will stop at nothing to identify the problem and an effective treatment solution.
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