Women’s Health Clinic in Charlotte, NC
Female Sexual Dysfunction Treatment
Dr. Tapscott is specially trained to diagnose and treat problems pertaining to a patient’s sexual health. This includes any conditions relating to a woman’s reproductive health, though most often these concerns are the result of sudden bodily changes during perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause.
Sexual health is an important aspect of your general health that is often overlooked. It’s always important to be aware of general safe sex practices and new forms of birth control, but it’s vital for women to reach out to Dr. Tapscott if they have any questions or concerns regarding their sexual health.
What is Female Sexual Dysfunction?
Female sexual dysfunction is a broad term that encompasses the various problems that keep women from having the sexual response they desire. Some of the medical causes that contribute to female sexual dysfunction include pelvic pain, hormonal changes (often brought on by menopause), neurological problems, medication interactions, and cardiovascular conditions.
As a woman transitions through menopause, it is common for vaginal tissues to begin deteriorating, which can lead to several concerning symptoms including pain, inflammation, and more.
A common side effect from vaginal atrophy, vaginal dryness occurs when the body is unable to naturally produce adequate levels of the female sex hormone estrogen.
Difficulty to Orgasm
Up to 41% of women are estimated to have difficulty in reaching orgasm even after significant sexual stimulation, particularly those of a more mature age.
Many women can experience a decrease in their sexual sensitivity over time, which can make it much more difficult to enjoy sexual encounters.
Lichen sclerosus is a condition of the skin that leads to white, discolored patches of the genital and anal areas. These patches most often affect postmenopausal women.
As its name would suggest, a hormonal imbalance is a condition that describes an individual with either too much or too little of a particular hormone in their body. This condition affects both men and women.
Other Types of Sexual Dysfunction in Women
If you experience any kind of recurring sexual dysfunction, please call to discuss your symptoms and potential treatment options during an individual consultation.
Incontinence and Urinary Conditions
Many women experience urinary conditions and disorders, which can cause problems with their urinary tract and bladder health.
This is actually a common issue for women more than men and can cause leaky bladders and overwhelming urges to urinate or false alarms.
Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when muscles and ligaments in the pelvic floor are stretched or become too weak to hold the organs in the pelvis in their proper place.
Stress Urinary Incontinence generally occurs when your pelvic muscles are no longer strong enough to keep the opening from the bladder neck closed when you are under physical stress.
A urinary tract infection, or a UTI, is an infection in the urinary system that is typically found in the bladder. Urinary tract infections are more often found in women than men.
When the bladder becomes filled with urine, the pelvic nerves communicate to the brain that it is time to urinate. For those with interstitial cystitis (IC), these signals may fire too frequently or at the wrong time, causing the urge to urinate even when there is only a small amount of urine in the bladder.