Learn about the causes of Sexual Dysfunction & find a practitioner in Auckland, Hamilton, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin to help you overcome Sexual Dysfunction within New Zealand.
Sexual dysfunction is the term used to describe problems with sexual activity. Sexual dysfunction problems include low sex drive, sexual arousal, pain during intercourse, premature ejaculation and erectile dysfunction. Sexual dysfunction can be caused by physical and psychological conditions.
Sexual dysfunction can affect both men and women and the causes can be
physical or psychological. Physical conditions such as diabetes, heart
disease, hormone imbalances, neurological disorders, alcohol or drug
abuse and kidney or liver failure are common causes of sexual problems.
Certain medications such as antidepressants or oral contraceptives can alter sexual function and libido. Pregnancy, or soon after giving birth, can result sexual dysfunction in women.
Psychological causes such as stress, performance anxiety, relationship problems, depression or past traumatic emotional events can all affect sexual function.
Symptoms can differ between men and women. The common sexual dysfunction symptoms for both sexes are listed below.
Male sexual dysfunction
Ejaculation disorders, erectile dysfunction and loss of libido are the common sexual problems which affect men.
If you are experiencing sexual dysfunction then you should visit your
GP in the first instance. The GP will attempt to rule out any
underlying physical causes for your problem. The GP may perform a
physical examination of your genitals to determine if there are any
If the cause is suspected to be psychological, the GP will refer you to a mental health expert for assessment.