Sexual Disorder and Dysfunction: Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment
Sexual dysfunction is a common problem among men and women alike, which can happen at any time that prevents you from experiencing satisfaction or enjoying sexual activity.
Sexual dysfunction can affect any age. However, it is most common in people over 40 as it is typically related to a health decline with aging. Studies suggest that 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men are affected by this difficulty, but many people still hesitate to share with their partners and doctors.
Types of Sexual Dysfunction
Desire and arousal both play a pivotal role in sexual response. The sexual response cycle includes various phases that include excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution. Absence of any of these can become a cause of sexual disorder in a person.
The sexual dysfunction generally categorized into four types:
- Desire Disorders: Also known as libido disorders, involves a lack or absence of sexual desire. In women, low levels of estrogen and low level of testosterone in men can lead to a decrease or not at all sexual desires.
- Arousal Disorders: It is a state where a person is unable or having difficulty becoming physically aroused during sexual activity, which can occur in both men and women. This is the most common type in men also called Erectile Dysfunction, where he may be interested but can only maintain a partial erection and sometimes unable to acquire at all.
- Orgasm Disorder: A common problem with women, involves absence or delayed orgasm and fail to achieve the climax. Stress, fatigue, hormonal changes, and pain during sexual activity are a few common reasons that can lead you to achieve the climax. It can occur in men also which includes ejaculation disorder.
- Pain Disorders: It can happen to men also, but women are mainly confined to this disorder. Lack of stimulation or excitement, hormonal changes due to menopause or pregnancy, dryness and inadequate lubrication, urinary tract, vaginal muscle spasm or squeeze, and vaginismus are some reasons that can turn your pleasure into a pain in women.
In men, pain may be caused due to Peyronie’s disease, urinary infections, yeast infections, prostatic inflammation, skin disease, and genital herpes.
When to see a doctor?
None of the above should be accounted for as a disorder unless it is happening regularly whenever you try to indulge in sexual activity. If you are having these symptoms, its time that you consult a doctor:
- Not able to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual activity.
- Delayed or absent ejaculation despite having sexual excitement and stimulation.
- Delayed, too soon, or inability to control the ejaculation timing (premature ejaculation).
- Lack of lubrication or vaginal dryness during sex.
- Delayed or inability to achieve orgasm.
- Vaginal spasm or inability to relax vaginal muscles refusing intercourse.
- Inability or lack of sexual desire and arousal.
- Pain during sexual activity.
- Not able to achieve the climax or orgasm.
What causes sexual disorder?
Physical causes: Several physical conditions can cause issues with sexual activity. These include diabetes, heart problems, neurological disorder, hormonal imbalance, excessive alcohol, and drug abuse, chronic diseases (liver or kidney failure), high blood pressure or cholesterol, obesity, urological infections, and many others. Additionally, some medications also have side effects that reject your body to perform sexually like anti-depressants, and cancer treatment (chemotherapy).
Psychological causes: Stress and low-self esteem are the common causes especially in those who perform for the first time. Past sexual trauma, feeling guilty or shame around sexual activity, depression, relationship issues, concerns about body image, and sexual performance anxiety can be some of the common causes.
Homeopathy Treatment for Sexual Dysfunction
Homeopathy is considered as the most conventional treatment for sexual dysfunction, which has no side effects. Homeopathy acts by-
Increasing blood supply in your body
Exciting the nerves
Helping to regain the potency
Ensuring a complete well-being
Few of the remedies are available in Homeopathic Treatment of sexual dysfunction that may help you to retain the vigor, stops the dribbling of semen during sleep, and suppress psychological triggers that disallow you to achieve the orgasm include Selenium, Argentum Nitricum, and Staphyagria.
Don’t forget to consult the doctor first before moving further with any medication!