Intimacy is a key factor in a healthy relationship, particularly Sexual Intimacy. While it is not the most defining factor in a relationship, however, the absence of it may lead to serious relationship issues like anger, lack of self-esteem, infidelity, communication breakdown, and isolation – all of which can ultimately lead to irreparable damage to the relationship.
Erectile dysfunction (ED) is characterized by the inability to attain and maintain a firm erection to engage in sexual activity or intercourse. The root cause of ED varies, but in most cases a hormone imbalance is to blame.
An example is when the body produces high levels of cortisol due to a high level of stress and this negatively impacts testosterone.
Also, achieving or mainting and erection may be impaired due to an excess production of prolactin by the pituitary gland. An overproduction of prolactin causes a decline in testosterone leading to Erectile Dysfunction. Meanwhile, Hypothyroidism is often correlated with an increased production of prolactin.
In addition, when a man has too much estrogen, it can impair his erectile function. A drop in the testosterone level or some Liver disorders may contribute to estrogen dominance. The symptoms of too much estrogen in a man’s body include weight gain, loss of muscle mass, anxiety, or gynecomastia.
Lastly, medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension Reduced Blood Flow, Nerves, Medications, Anxiety, or stress may be associated with ED.
Dysfunction can occur at any stage of a woman’s life. Lifestyle changes such as childbirth, menopause, aging, or medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension can all impact a woman’s ability to enjoy sex.
The symptoms of female sexual dysfunction can be characterized into four depending on the experiences.
Low sexual desire. This most common of female sexual dysfunctions involves a lack of sexual interest and willingness to be sexual.
Sexual arousal disorder. Your desire for sex might be intact, but you have difficulty with arousal or are unable to become aroused or maintain arousal during sexual activity.
Orgasmic disorder. You have persistent or recurrent difficulty in achieving orgasm after sufficient sexual arousal and ongoing stimulation.
This pain disorder. You have pain associated with sexual stimulation or vaginal contact.
TESTOSTERONE HORMONE THERAPY
Many think that testosterone is solely a male hormone, but that is not the case. Both men and women produce testosterone in their bodies for optimal wellbeing. In fact, it is the main hormone responsible for initiating sexual activity and pursing sexual desire, while estrogen in women regulates their ever-changing sex drive. Testosterone also plays a significant role in maintaining brain health, and weight management.
As testosterone levels decline with age, you may experience a lack of focus, brain fog, low libido, an inability to build muscle, or weight gain.
Therefore, Initiating Testosterone Replacement therapy (TRT) can help eliminate symptoms such as low libido, lack of sexual drive, brain fog, increased weight gain or muscle wastage.
TRT is also effective in supporting a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and heart attack.
Testosterone therapy is only available with a prescription and can be dispensed as skin patch, creams/gels, injections, oral pill, or subcutaneous pellets.
Other Treatments of sexual Dysfunction in Male & Female