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Sexual Dysfunction

Louisiana Heart and Vascular

Interventional Cardiologists & Internal Medicine located in Covington, LA & Franklinton, LA

Sexual dysfunction is a common problem among men and women, especially those over 40. At Louisiana Heart and Vascular in Covington, Louisiana, our providers diagnose the root cause of sexual dysfunction and treats them to improve your performance in the bedroom and your quality of life. Call the office to learn more about your options, or use the online booking feature today.

Sexual Dysfunction Q &A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is a common condition that hinders sexual desire or performance. Women may experience a low sex drive or vaginal dryness, while many men struggle to get erections (ED), maintain erections, or have a strong libido without treatment. 

Numerous factors can contribute to sexual dysfunction, but Louisiana Heart and Vascular offers highly effective treatments to get you back on track in the bedroom.

Who struggles with sexual dysfunction?

The common causes of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Older age
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Ongoing or extreme stress
  • Trauma
  • Injuries
  • Medical conditions
  • Some medications
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Carrying excess body weight
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

Pinpointing the root cause of sexual dysfunction is the best way to find the most appropriate treatment for your unique needs. Doing so can detect underlying medical problems that may cause complications when left untreated. 

What are the other signs of hormone imbalance?

The signs your sexual dysfunction is linked to hormone imbalance include hair loss, weight gain, reduced muscle mass, and increased body fat. You might notice mood swings, fatigue, hot flashes in women, difficulty sleeping, and other unusual symptoms due to aging.

Do I need treatment for sexual dysfunction?

If sexual dysfunction negatively affects your life, see one of our providers for a medical evaluation. They ask questions about your symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle habits. They also check your vital signs, weigh you, determine your body mass index (BMI), and complete a physical exam. They often order blood tests before customizing your treatment plan. 

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

The most common treatments for sexual dysfunction include lifestyle changes, prescription medicines, hormone therapy, and medical procedures. You might try testosterone or estrogen therapy to balance your hormone levels.

During hormone therapy, you may receive injections, pills, patches, creams, or gels. You might also undergo counseling for mental health conditions related to sexual dysfunction.

Other treatment options include healthy weight management.

To get treated for sexual dysfunction and improve your sexual performance, schedule an appointment at Louisiana Heart and Vascular by phone or book online today.