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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can hypotension lead to sexual dysfunction in a younger female?

Can hypotension lead to sexual dysfunction in a younger female?

Not likely!: Most low blood pressure readings are asymptomatic. Drs and nurses sometimes are suprised a a low but healthy reading and will voice that to the patient, who may become concerned. I have never heard of "hypotension" as a cause, per se. Many electrolyte problems can do this. Are you on a diuretic? Other drugs treating BP issues can cause sexual dysfunction.

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Hypotension (Definition)

Hypotension is defined as "low blood pressure". Blood pressure is measured as two numbers and expressed as systolic blood pressure (sbp) / diastolic blood pressure (dbp). The sbp is the pressure that is generated when the heart squeezes. Dbp occurs when the heart relaxes. 120/70 is considered normal in adults. Less than 100/60 (of either number) can ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Can hypotension lead to sexual dysfunction in a teenage female?

Can hypotension lead to sexual dysfunction in a teenage female?

Very, very, unlikely: I have never heard of "hypotension" as a cause. Many electrolyte problems can do this. Are you on a diuretic?

Dr. Donald Steinmuller Dr. Steinmuller
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
29 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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Can Cialis lead to sexual dysfunction in the long run?

Can Cialis lead to sexual dysfunction in the long run?

Unlikely: Cialis effects wear off when you stop taking the medication. It helps men who have problems with getting or maintaining an erection. But, If the medication works it may encourage less effort on the part of the couple to use other non medication techniques to get and maintain an erection. More effective arousal techniques (visually, manually or otherwise) may also work to help erections.

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Dr. Christopher White Dr. White
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
39 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Can high blood pressure lead to sexual dysfunction in a woman?

Can high blood pressure lead to sexual dysfunction in a woman?

No: Hypertension is generally asymptomatic (painless), which is why it can be hard to treat; sometimes the medications used to treat high blood pressure can cause side effects that might impact sexual function.

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Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
26 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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What are the symptoms of female sexual dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of female sexual dysfunction?

4 part definition: 1) lack or loss of desire to have sex 2) inability to become aroused or stay aroused despite interest in sex 3) inability to orgasm (anorgasmia) 4) pain during sexual relations go see your family physician for an evaluation and treatment if any or all the above is causing you distress. Don't listen or compare yourself to friends or magazines. If you're satisfied, there's nothing wrong w/you.

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Dr. Pam Yoder Dr. Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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What sort of disorder is female sexual dysfunction?

What sort of disorder is female sexual dysfunction?

A very complex one: Fsd is a condition that is difficult to assess and even define. It can be due to one or many interacting causes. Treatment often involves mulltiple approaches including education, counseling, occasionally medication, etc.

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Dr. Susan Feingold Dr. Feingold
Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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How is female sexual dysfunction diagnosed and treated?

See a Sex therapist: Female sexual dysfunction is diagnosed by an interview with a sex therapist or perhaps by your ob-gyne or pcp during an office visit. There are 4 categories of female sexual dysfunctions: hypoactive sexual desire disorder sexual arousal disorders orgasmic disorders sexual pain disorders.

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Dr. Hetal Gor Dr. Gor
Obstetrics & Gynecology
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Topiwala National Medical College
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What is female sexual dysfunction?

What is female sexual dysfunction?

Sexual issues: Sexual dysfunction means some problems like orgasm, arousal or pain etc.

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Dr. Susan Feingold Dr. Feingold
Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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What can cause female sexual dysfunction?

Many factors: There are many factors, but I would need to have more information about what sexual dysfunction you believe you have. There are many types of problems, such as low desire level, arousal problems, orgasm difficulties and pain disorders.

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Dr. James Wells Dr. Wells
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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I need help with female sexual dysfunction?

I need help with female sexual dysfunction?

How dysfunctional?: Is this a new problem that may be related to relationship issues or to medication side effects, or is it long-standing from an early age? Female sexual dysfunction can be of several types, including lack of interest, inability to have an orgasm alone or with a partner, vaginal dryness, and pain upon penetration. Each type would be approached differently by either a gyn or sex therapist.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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How do you define female sexual dysfunction?

Varies: Female sexual dysfunction can manifest as failure to become aroused / excited, failure to respond to stimulation after becoming aroused, and / or failure to reach orgasm.

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Dr. Wayne Ingram Dr. Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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What's the outcome of female sexual dysfunction?

Relationship failure: Female sexual dysfunction can be treated if a physical cause is determined by a gyn. If it is a psychological issue then psychotherapy is also helpful. Sexual expression is a barometer of the status and overall quality of a relationship and its' communication between the individuals. Relationship failures often ensue if not treated.

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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

Same causes for male and female sexual dysfunction?

There are many!: Hormonal, mood disorder, feeling unappreciated, anger, medications (aka Prozac (fluoxetine) type drugs). In men, metabolic sundrome related problems effect libido, as does smoking, adversely.

Dr. Kevin Nasky Dr. Nasky
Psychiatry
12 years in practice
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Intrinsadoes intrinsa can cure female sexual dysfunction?

Maybe: Sexual functioning is complex, and can be affected by numerous physiological and psychological factors. Your physician (primary care or obgyn) can help determine the cause and present treatment options. Testosterone levels are known to correlate with libido in both men and women, and some women's sex drives will increase with testosterone therapy. Discuss w/ your doc.

Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Does intrinsadoes intrinsa help cure female sexual dysfunction?

Good question: Intrinsa is a testosterone skin patch designed by proctor ; gamble to treat female sexual dysfunction. It's available in europe and great britain -- only by prescription. The fda in the us rejected its application for fast-track approval. Research in the uk shows it has only moderate effectiveness: http://tinyurl. Com/mfuocuf female sexuality is very complex, and not limited to hormones.

Dr. Terri Faith Dr. Faith
Clinical Psychology
10 years in practice
National Institute of Higher Learning in Medical Sciences (Annaba)
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What is the definition or description of: Female sexual dysfunction?

What is the definition or description of: Female sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction: Female sexual dysfunction can result from a variety of medical and psychological issues, including menopause, which may cause vaginal atrophy from a lack of estrogen and other medical conditions. Psychologically there may also be a variety of causes from childhood trauma to prior experience with lack of trust or even feeling unattractive. You may want to ask a more specific question

Dr. George Kingsley III Dr. Kingsley III
Obstetrics & Gynecology
27 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can you please tell me what I did wrong to get female sexual dysfunction?

Nothing!: Sexual dysfunction is very common - 25% of women will experience it at some point in time. There's nothing you did to cause it but there are certainly things to do to improve your situation. First, get a complete and thorough gyn exam to rule out infections, anatomy issues or hormonal problems. After that, a specialist in sexual therapy may be helpful. Most of all, keep talking to your partner.

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Dr. Susan Feingold Dr. Feingold
Clinical Psychology
25 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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What type of professional would help most with female sexual dysfunction?

Sex therapist: I would consult both your ob-gyne and a trained sex therapist. If you don't know of any in your area, you could consider contacting the aasect website (american association of sex educators, counselors and therapists). Another internationalorganization to consider is isswsh which relates specifically to women's sexual health. I belong to those organizations and have found them extremely helpful.

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Dr. Brian Enggano Dr. Enggano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Can you tell me about Addyi (flibanserin), the new drug to treat female sexual dysfunction?

Can you tell me about Addyi (flibanserin), the new drug to treat female sexual dysfunction?

Addyi: Addyi is an oral medication used to treat decreased sexual desire not attributed to psychological or traumatic events. It is prescribed nightly and only for premenopausal women. It should NOT be taken with alcohol.

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Dr. Linda Kondilis Dr. Kondilis
Clinical Psychology
5 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Female sexual dysfunction - just fake it if pressured and not pleasured?

Female sexual dysfunction - just fake it if pressured and not pleasured?

I vote honesty: When I work w/ couples, I encourage them to keep it real. Honesty goes a long way for both you and your partner. Whether you 2 are talking about what happened at work or in the bedroom, honest communication impacts our relationships, ability 2 feel understood, etc. Consider consulting w/ your doc about your SD, and a psychologist to help you and your partner in the bedroom. Look into sex therapy.

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Premature Ejaculation (Definition)

Premature ejaculation occurs when a man has an orgasm sooner during intercourse (may occur before actual penetration) than he or his partner desires. It is often caused by anxiety, too much stimulation, guilt, ...Read more