Sexual Health

Erectile Dysfunction Sign

A common condition affecting about one of every three men between the ages of 40 and 60 is erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to achieve or sustain an erection during sexual intercourse. While oral medications have been used to treat ED, namely Viagra® and Cialis®, they are temporary solutions, have possible side effects, and are not appropriate for men who take certain medications for other conditions.

The primary cause of ED—insufficient blood supply to the penis—is now being addressed by several new long-lasting sexual dysfunctiom treatments. Blood supply to the vital organs diminishes with age, and the penis needs a supply of blood to keep it erect. Other reasons for inadequate sexual performance—including enlarged prostate, prostate cancer, surgical after-effects, medical conditions such as diabetes, and effects of medications—are also addressed by these new treatments.

Thoughtful Mature Woman

While male sexual dysfunction has been addressed for many years, female sexual dysfunction has been overlooked until very recently. As with men, the aging process causes diminishing blood supply to the vital organs, and adequate blood supply to the vagina is needed for female sexual satisfaction and proper urinary function.

Female sexual dysfunction is characterized by such symptoms as low libido, inability to reach orgasm, and painful intercourse. Many women also experience other medical issues that affect their vaginas, particularly after childbirth and later in the menopausal years, such as relaxing of the vaginal wall, vaginal dryness, and urinary incontinence. These issues further contribute to a woman's declining sexual and gynecological health, however our clinic can help with female sexual dysfunction.