Your sexuality is an important piece of who you are, and sexual wellness is a part of your overall well-being. If something interferes with your sex life, it can affect your happiness, self-esteem, relationship and quality of life.
Dr. Lynne Ahn understands how very personal sexual dysfunction issues are, and she treats them with the sensitivity and respect that they demand. Her goal is to help every patient recapture the satisfying sex life they deserve, regardless of age.
Sexual Dysfunction Problems Affecting Men
Low Sex Drive
Hormonal imbalance is often to blame for low libido in men. With age, testosterone levels can fall, estrogen levels can rise or both can occur simultaneously. Some men also experience elevated prolactin levels, a hormone that kills the desire for sex. When a man’s hormones are thrown off, his urge to have sex isn’t quite what it used to be.
Some men have the desire to have sex, but erectile dysfunction interferes with their sexual satisfaction. Erectile dysfunction may occur due to low testosterone, elevated estrogen, underlying health conditions (e.g., diabetes, heart disease) or certain medications (e.g., antidepressants, blood pressure medications).
Sexual Dysfunction Problems Affecting Women
Low Sex Drive
A low libido is often the result of hormonal imbalances that occur during menopause and perimenopause. As estrogen, progesterone and testosterone (and sometimes thyroid) levels drop, the desire for sex can, too. Hormone imbalance can also cause other symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, depression and insomnia, which rob a woman of her sexual urges.
Around menopause, natural vaginal lubrication starts to dwindle, making intercourse unpleasant and even painful. This occurs mostly due to a drop in estrogen levels, but testosterone can also play a role in the problem. In addition to painful intercourse, vaginal dryness can cause other symptoms such as itching and burning, increased risk of infection and urinary incontinence.
Sexual Dysfunction Treatment Options Personalized to Your Needs
Dr. Ahn understands that every patient is unique and believes that you deserve a treatment plan individualized to your own needs and goals.
After conducting a thorough evaluation of your hormone levels, other key vitals, overall health, behavioral and lifestyle habits, Dr. Ahn can lay out the available treatment options and customize a plan to help you get back to the satisfying sex life you enjoyed when you were younger. Your personalized plan could include hormone replacement therapy, diet and lifestyle changes, stress management and counseling. Once you have started on your journey to sexual wellness, Dr. Ahn will check in with you regularly to assess your progress and make any tweaks or modifications as needed.
Contact Dr. Ahn Today
If you are experiencing unfavorable changes in your sex life, you don’t have to settle for less than you deserve — talk to a compassionate professional who cares. Dr. Ahn invites you to schedule a one-on-one consultation in our Wellesley office. Call or email us today to request an appointment.