Sexual dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction means a disorder, physical or psychical, that prevents from wanting or enjoying sexual activity. Men and women of all ages experience sexual dysfunction, although the chances increase as ageing. It's normal not to be in the mood sometimes. However, it should be considered a disorder when it happens regularly and it affects the quality of sexual life. 

We distinguish sexual disorders into four categories:

  • Desire disorder (it means no interest in sexual relations).
  • Arousal disorder (it means the desire is normal but there is no erection)
  • Orgasm disorder (premature or delayed ejaculation).
  • Pain disorder (during intercourse).

Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

Physical and psychical stress are the leading causes of sexual dysfunction. Other causes include:

  • Low testosterone (hypogonadism)
  • psychological issues
  • heart disease or other medical conditions
  • diabetes
  • alcohol use
  • drug use
  • some medications
  • sexual trauma

Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction

The treatment depends on the underlying disease and condition. There are specific medications to enhance erectile function, to delay ejaculation. However, when sexual dysfunction is the result of functional issues like stress, psychological problems and misunderstandings in the couple, the sexologist is the best answer.

For these patients, my trusted reference in Dubai is Christina Lindea, a Scandinavian Certified Sexologist who has a holistic approach to sexual health, well-being and sacred sexuality. According to Christina, "satisfaction and being sexually intelligent does not depend on aspects like physical appearance or seduction skills. Everyone can develop abilities to enjoy fulfilling intimacy"docnoor.com

You can view docnoor.com/blog for any further details for appointments with practitioner Christina Lindea in Dubai, the UAE. Inquiries via call 04 344 1901, or send a WhatsApp message or call +971 50 969 0857, in Dubai, the UAE 050 969 0857, e-mail at christina@docnoor.com


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