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Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual Dysfunction services offered in Cincinnati, OH

When one or both partners experience sexual dysfunction, it can place unprecedented strain on the relationship. In Cincinnati, Ohio, Lori Tucker, DO, specializes in in-home and telemedicine evaluations of sexual dysfunction and can treat various types with medications or hormone replacement therapy (HRT). If you experience any type of sexual dysfunction, call Dr. Tucker for an appointment or book one online today.

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction involves issues that affect your ability to have sex, your desire for it, or your enjoyment of it. Far from uncommon, sexual dysfunction can have a strong impact on your most intimate relationships as well as your own self-confidence. 

Dr. Tucker provides in-home and telemedicine services to diagnose the underlying cause of your sexual dysfunction and can treat some of the most common causes. 

Which type of sexual dysfunction do I have?

Though some types of sexual dysfunction affect men and women differently because of differences in their anatomy, others are more similar. Dr. Tucker asks about your symptoms and most pressing sexual concerns. She also reviews your medical history to discover possible causes of your dysfunction. 

The main categories of sexual dysfunction are:

Desire disorders

Desire disorders inhibit your ability to feel sexual interest or desire. This is also called low libido and can affect men and women. 

Arousal disorders

If you have an arousal disorder, your body cannot physically prepare for sex. In men, this manifests as erectile dysfunction. Women may experience a lack of lubrication. 

Pain disorders

Pain disorders cause you to feel pain or discomfort instead of sexual satisfaction. Many women experience pain or discomfort due to vaginal dryness or vaginismus. Men can experience Peyronie’s disease (penile damage). You might also experience psychosomatic pain during sex or discomfort because of an infection. 

Orgasm disorders

You have an orgasm disorder if you cannot reach orgasm from any kind of sex or if your orgasms are delayed. 

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Dr. Tucker provides individualized care according to the type of sexual dysfunction you experience. Many people can improve their sexual dysfunction through education and open dialogue with their partners. However, sometimes treatment involves more clinical care. 

There are medications you can take for certain sexual disorders, such as drugs that treat erectile dysfunction by increasing blood flow into the penis. There are also medications to increase women’s sexual desire. 

Dr. Tucker specializes in hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which can treat sexual dysfunction in men or women stemming from hormone imbalances. Women approaching menopause might benefit from HRT for sexual dryness and low libido. Similarly, men with low testosterone might benefit from HRT for erectile dysfunction and low libido. 

For more information on sexual dysfunction and the treatments that improve it, call Lori Tucker, DO, or schedule an appointment online today.