Sexual Dysfunction

David C. Powell, ND -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine

David C. Powell, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in San Diego, CA

Nearly 43% of women and 31% of men report some form of sexual dysfunction, which refers to problems that affect your sexual satisfaction. David Powell, ND, at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego specializes in sexual dysfunction and offers natural treatments aimed at the underlying cause of your dysfunction to restore your libido. To schedule an appointment, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction is a medical condition that develops when there’s a problem with one of the phases of your sexual response cycle that impedes your ability to achieve sexual satisfaction. The sexual response cycle includes:

  • Excitement
  • Plateau
  • Orgasm
  • Resolution

While sexual dysfunction disorders are common, you may feel uncomfortable talking about them. But treatment is available to help improve your sexual response and satisfaction, which is why Dr. Powell made it a focus of his practice.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Symptoms of sexual dysfunction differ between men and women.

For men, you may experience:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Delayed ejaculation
  • Premature ejaculation

For women, you may experience:

  • Inability to achieve orgasm
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty relaxing vaginal muscles

Both men and women may also experience a lack of interest in sex or pain during intercourse.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms and it affects your intimate relationship, Dr. Powell may be able to provide some answers and a treatment plan to restore your sexual health.

How is sexual dysfunction diagnosed?

Dr. Powell is a naturopathic doctor who conducts comprehensive evaluations to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. He not only evaluates your physical health, but your mental and spiritual health, too.

Dr. Powell classifies your sexual dysfunction into a type based on the information he gathers from you. Sexual dysfunction types include:

  • Desire disorders
  • Arousal disorders
  • Orgasm disorders
  • Pain disorders

For a comprehensive assessment, Dr. Powell may recommend specialized testing to evaluate your hormone levels. Changes in hormones can occur at any time and may lead to sexual dysfunction.

How is sexual dysfunction treated?

Dr. Powell creates a personalized health plan to treat your sexual dysfunction based on your symptoms and the underlying cause of your health issue. Your treatment may include:

  • Lifestyle modification
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Hormone replacement
  • Vitamin or herbal supplements

In many cases, Dr. Powell can reverse your sexual dysfunction.

Sexual dysfunction is a common problem for both men and women, but it’s not something you have to live with. Dr. Powell can create a natural health plan for you to restore your sexual health and satisfaction.

For an appointment, call Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine today or schedule an appointment online.