Loss of Libido
Scientific studies show that over 40% of all women ages 18 to 60 suffer from sexual troubles:
- 33% suffer from loss of libido
- 10% from a dry vagina
- 24% from problems with orgasms and
- 14% experience pains during sexual intercourse.
At Woman & Health we differentiate between 4 groups of sexual troubles:
- dyspareunia (i.e. pain during sexual intercourse)
- loss of libido
- problems with lubrication or sexual arousal (thus a dry vagina, problems with sensitivity of clitoris and vulva)
- problems with orgasm (orgasm is not or only very rarely achieved, intensity lessens)
Causes: hormonal deficits and reduced blood flow in the genitalia, psychological troubles, relationship problems, neurological diseases as well as other physical illnesses can be causes for a dysfunctional sexual life.
Common causes include operations such as womb-removal and birth assisting surgical measures. On the other hand, many scientific studies associate problems with internal illnesses like high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, stroke, etc.
Certain medication can also lead to changes in sexual experience. Especially the loss of libido can be caused by hormonal contraception (anti-baby-pill, IUS, etc.). It is therefore extremely important to find the best individual method of contraception together with a gynaecologists. The team at Woman & Health is always happy to counsel.
To avoid dyspareunia, a gynaecologist should always examine the patient after gynaecological infections, endometriosis, as well as LS (lichen sclerosus).
Woman & Health offers a screening of and precise assessment of the individual hormonal situation using a technique called hormone status.
Our internal medicine specialist with a focus on psychosomatic diseases together with a psychotherapist pose an interdisciplinary and female gender specific team available to you. Doctors specialised in traditional Chinese medicine and homeopaths are also found at Woman & Health to aid with your grievances.