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Sexual problems can be caused by a wide range of factors including physical, psychological, and relationship issues. Decrease libido, sexual arousal disorders (difficulty having an orgasm) and painful sex are common complaints and deserve time and attention.
Sexual problems are relatively common during menopause. The hormonal changes that occur during menopause can lead to a variety of physical and psychological symptoms that can affect sexual function. Some studies suggest that up to 50% of women experience sexual problems during menopause, although the actual prevalence may be higher because many women may not report their symptoms to healthcare providers.
Common sexual problems during menopause include vaginal dryness, decreased sexual desire, difficulty achieving orgasm, and pain during sex. These symptoms can be caused by a decrease in estrogen levels, which can lead to thinning and dryness of the vaginal walls and decreased blood flow to the genital area.
Fortunately, there are treatment options available for menopausal sexual problems, including hormone therapy, vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, and counseling. It is important for women experiencing sexual problems during menopause to speak about their symptoms and to work together with their Physician to find an appropriate treatment plan.Dr. Corona will give you a safe space to discuss this intimate issue.