Let’s Talk About Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD)
What is Female Sexual Dysfunction?
FSD refers to a dysfunction at any stage within the sexual response cycle. This is anything that disrupts and prevents a female from experiencing pleasurable sexual activity. Most commonly women will experience inhibited desire for sexual activity, lack of arousal, inability to reach orgasm, or at times even painful responses to sex.
How Common is Female Sexual Dysfunction?
FSD is a serious health problem for women that has become ubiquitous nowadays for various reasons. Our providers agree that about four out of every five women that we see reports a serious concern of FSD. General population studies suggest that FSD affects more than 40% of premenopausal women and more than 60% of women early in their menopause, and this figure increases to 100% of women as they continue into their menopause. As with male erectile dysfunction, we believe this percentage is undoubtedly higher, especially in premenopausal women, due to the inherent embarrassment surrounding this issue, and therefore the lack of medical reporting. If you’re suffering from FSD – you are not alone.
I have witnessed countless tears on the faces of women of all ages and stages, who have struggled with FSD for varying periods of time, and have yet to find resolution and reclaim their satisfaction from sexual activity that they absolutely deserve.
What Causes Female Sexual Dysfunction?
There are many reasons women suffer from female sexual dysfunction; however, low testosterone is by far the most common medical cause of FSD. Low testosterone can happen at any age, and it’s a normal part of aging, and almost all women over 40 years old have low testosterone, although all women over 40 years old won’t suffer from FSD due to low testosterone. Low estrogen is the second most common hormone deficiency that happens in women and is by far the second most common medical cause of FSD. Low estrogen can happen at any age, and it’s a normal part of aging, especially for women over 40 – 50 years old, although all women over 40 years old won’t suffer from FSD due to low estrogen. Low growth hormone is the fourth most common hormone deficiency that happens in women and is by far the third most common medical cause of FSD. Low growth hormone can happen at any age, and it’s a normal part of aging, and almost all women over 40 years old have low growth hormone. Low testosterone, low estrogen, and low growth hormone cause women other medical problems, including fatigue, depression, anxiety, decreased libido, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, all of which are also independent causes of FSD. After low testosterone, low estrogen, and low growth hormone due to aging, cardiovascular disease and diabetes are by far the next most common medical causes of FSD.
Female sexual dysfunction is also a common side-effect of medications used to treat diseases that are often caused by low testosterone and low estrogen and low growth hormone and aging, including the diseases mentioned above that already cause FSD. You can see how for women just getting older causes FSD, how the chronic diseases of aging as a group cause FSD, and how the medications prescribed to treat these chronic diseases of aging worsen FSD, and how therefore FSD is often a disease that worsens with time and aging. It’s a vicious cycle that’s difficult to interrupt without getting to the root cause, which for most women means getting professional expert testosterone and hormone replacement therapy, including growth hormone increasing or replacement therapy. Successful diagnosis and treatment of FSD requires a holistic perspective from an expert who can then prescribe a holistic approach.
Female Sexual Dysfunction is a Serious Problem
& Is Usually Untreated
Female sexual dysfunction is a very distressing problem for women. It can also cause depression and anxiety, relationship difficulties, and ultimately a worsening of a woman’s quality of life in general, which can in turn worsen FSD. It’s a vicious cycle that can be difficult for a woman to interrupt without help.
Although female sexual dysfunction is a very common and distressing problem for women, most women are reluctant to mention it to their physicians, and most physicians are reluctant to ask about it. Most physicians wrongly consider FSD to be a low priority. Most physicians wouldn’t know what to do about it anyway.
How Can I Restore My Sexual Vibrancy? Our Approach to Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatment.
Although female sexual dysfunction is a very common and distressing problem for women, most women are reluctant to mention it to their physicians, and most physicians are reluctant to ask about it. Most physicians wrongly consider FSD a low priority. Most physicians wouldn’t know what to do about it anyway. That’s what we’re here for.
We provide many different solutions for women, ranging from short-term topical solutions such as different kinds of lubrication or vaginal estrogen with or without testosterone, short-term injectable solutions such as PT-141 which often works as a potent aphrodisiac in women as it does in men, to other short-term solutions such as oral and sublingual medications such as oxytocin and / or apomorphine which are also very potent aphrodisiacs, as well as the take-home use of some OTC devices such as vagina pumps, pelvic floor stimulating devices, as well as more effective, longer-lasting office procedures such as our proprietary O-POTENTshot™ and O-POTENTwave™ procedures, and of course the ultimate long-term solution is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. One way or the other, we provide the closest thing possible to guaranteed short and long-term solutions to sexual dysfunction for women.
It’s Important That Treatment for Female Sexual Dysfunction Be Individualized & Holistic
Whatever the cause of the female sexual dysfunction, we work to help our female patients to immediately be able to experience sufficient sexual function by for example prescribing simple, short-term solutions such as the prescription of a subcutaneous injection of PT-141 a few hours before planned or potential sexual activity or the prescription of sublingual troches of apomorphine with oxytocin 30 to 60 minutes before planned or potential sexual activity, while also addressing the underlying causes, by for example prescribing a customized and comprehensive concierge hormone replacement therapy program and / or a series of six or eight O-POTENTwave™ treatments and / or a O-POTENTshot™ treatment to directly treat the vaginal tissue.
After six to seven months on testosterone replacement therapy the way that we prescribe it 75-80% of our female patients will no longer require the use of short-acting oral or injectable medications to fully enjoy sexual activity. Many female patients will continue to use these treatments anyway to further enhance their enjoyment of their sexual activity, but it’s more for recreation rather than requirement a lot of the time. The other 20-25% of women will often experience significant improvement, but still require short-acting treatments to fully enjoy sexual activity. Many of these female patients are excellent candidates for O-POTENTwave™ or O-POTENTshot™ treatment. Much of the time after one or both of these treatments female patients will no longer require short-acting treatments in order to fully enjoy sexual activity. One way or another we help our female patients to say good-bye to sexual dysfunction.
We Have Helped Thousands of Patients Just Like You
Are you suffering from female sexual dysfunction? Have you been told that this is just another inevitable result of getting older? Are you wondering if there’s any way that you can have a vibrant and enjoyable sex life again? If so, then you really have found what you’re looking for. It’s important that you see a doctor with expertise and successful experience improving women’s sexual health and performance.
Our distinguished team of physicians and staff has more than 10 years of experience successfully treating thousands of patients near Portland, Oregon struggling with sexual health and performance difficulties with a variety of therapies, helping them to live and perform to their full potential.
Call 971-319-4636 for more information or help with scheduling an appointment.