26 July 2017

Medical Help with Sexual Dysfunction for Seniors Women

A sexual problem, or sexual dysfunction, refers to a problem during any phase of the sexual response cycle that prevents the individual from experiencing satisfaction during sexual activity. The sexual response cycle has four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.

While research suggests that sexual dysfunction is common (43% of all women), it is a topic that many people are hesitant and embarrassed to discuss. Fortunately, most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable, making it very important to share your concerns with your partner and doctor. Among those commonly affected are older women, and they may be related to a decline in health associated with the aging process.

Physical causes or medical conditions can cause problems with sexual function. These conditions include diabetes, heart disease, neurological diseases, Women's Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment, menopause plus such chronic diseases as kidney disease or liver failure, and alcoholism or drug abuse. In addition, the side effects of certain medications, including some antidepressant drugs, can affect sexual desire and function.

Psychological causes include work-related stress and anxiety, heightened concern about sexual performance, marital or relationship problems, depression, feelings of guilt, or the effects of a past sexual trauma.

To diagnose female sexual dysfunction, your doctor likely will begin with a physical exam and a thorough evaluation of symptoms. Your doctor may perform a pelvic exam to evaluate the health of the reproductive organs and a Pap smear to detect changes in the cells of the cervix (to check for cancer or a pre-cancerous condition). Your doctor may order other tests to rule out any medical problems that may be contributing to the woman's sexual dysfunction.

An evaluation of your attitudes regarding sex, as well as other possible contributing factors (such as fear, anxiety, past sexual trauma, abuse, relationship problems, or alcohol and drug abuse) will help the doctor understand the underlying cause of the problem and make appropriate treatment recommendations.

The ultimate approach to treating female sexual dysfunction involves a team effort between the woman, doctor, and possibly a trained therapist. Most types of sexual problems can be corrected by treating the underlying physical or psychological problems.

Contact Dr. Hinson for a discreet consultation and comprehensive evaluation. Call her office today at 801-364-4030.
 

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Passionate about her vision. Treating women as people, respecting their value as females, and as people.

25 years of OB/GYN experience, acting as the only doctor for most of her patients , treating other medical needs as well.

Emphasizes a partnership with the patient in her health care, strongly advocating her responsibility in her health.

Focused, nonjudgemental listener, effective communicator and educator.

Considers the patient's overall health, mental state, and social issues as possible factors contributing to her present problems.

Considers the female body as a whole, not just the pelvic region.

Committed to staying current with changing guidelines and treatment options.

Continuously updating skills with emphasis on minimally invasive and in-office procedures.

More About Dr. Hinson

For 25 years Dr. Joanne S. Hinson has provided compassionate healthcare to the women of Salt Lake City, Utah and beyond. From puberty to menopause, Dr Hinson provides the best personalized GYN services… caring for the whole woman.

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