Northwestern Women’s Health Associates, S.C
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Addressing sexual dysfunction a priority to your Northwestern Chicago women’s health team

Woman’s sexuality is not something she tends to discuss readily with just anyone. Often what happens is a woman cannot even talk about sexual issues with her partner. The fact that sexual dysfunction is a challenging topic to broach does not in any way negate the importance of doing just that. The team at Northwestern Women’s Health Associates in the Chicago area provides compassionate care in a discreet environment. You can talk with us. This is the first step in finding a solution to your particular concern.

Female sexual dysfunction is actually quite a common problem in our country. According to the National Institutes of Health:
  • Female sexual dysfunction affects approximately 40 percent of the female American population.
  • Factors involved in female sexual dysfunction include hormones and physical and psychological wellbeing.
  • Medical conditions like cardiovascular disease and diabetes play a role in female sexual dysfunction.
  • Very little research has been done on female sexual dysfunction.
  • The majority of research on this topic has centered on the psychological factors of female dysfunction.
This problem can affect every woman differently. The good news is that there is help for the various causes of sexual dysfunction. The first step is to determine if this condition exists. Most women are well enough acquainted with themselves to recognize the signs of sexual dysfunction. These include the inability to reach climax, lack of arousal and lack of libido, vaginal dryness, and pain during intercourse. Some of the symptoms point to psychological factors, such as lack of sexual desire.

To help us determine the cause of symptoms, we will discuss with the patient her concerns, providing a gentle listening ear. A medical history that includes medications that are being taken will help us rule this out as a potential cause. If medication such as an antidepressant is taken, we may work with your prescribing physician to modify the dose or devise a viable solution to the effects of your medication. Diagnostic testing may include evaluation of hormonal balance. Both estrogen and testosterone can play a role in optimal sexual function and satisfaction.

Treatment for sexual dysfunction can be complex. Your experienced Chicago OBGYN has the expertise to help you regain satisfaction and better control over your sexual function. In many cases, a combination of medication and lifestyle changes or other forms of therapy is most effective for improving sexual function.

Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers care tailored to your needs. Contact our office at .Treatment for sexual dysfunction can be complex. Your experienced Chicago OBGYN has the expertise to help you regain satisfaction and better control over your sexual function. In many cases, a combination of medication and lifestyle changes or other forms of therapy is most effective for improving sexual function.

Northwestern Women’s Health Associates S.C. offers care tailored to your needs. Contact our office at .

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