Sexual Dysfunction Specialist

John Macey, MD -  - OB/GYN

John Macey, MD

OB/GYN located in Nashville, TN

Over the past decade, sexual dysfunction among males took center stage, but when it came to women, little was being done. OB/GYN Dr. John Macey recognizes the disparity and has dedicated himself to diagnosing and treating the underlying issues that cause sexual dysfunction among women in the Nashville, Tennessee, area. Call or go online to book an appointment to find out how Dr. Macey can help you enjoy a satisfying and healthy sex life.

Sexual Dysfunction Q & A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Some reports estimate that sexual dysfunction affects 43% of women in the United States, making it a more common problem than you might think. Quite simply, sexual dysfunction refers to a disruption in your sexual response cycle, which consists of four phases: excitement, plateau, orgasm, and resolution.

Sexual dysfunction plays itself out in a myriad of ways and the effects it can have on your sex life range from mild to severe. If you feel that your sex life is not satisfying and that there may be a problem, don’t be afraid to discuss your concerns with Dr. Macey.

What are the symptoms of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction typically manifests symptoms like low libido, sexual arousal disorder, difficulty achieving orgasm, and painful sex.

Ultimately, you should discuss with Dr. Macey anything that prevents you from experiencing satisfying sexual relations.

What causes sexual dysfunction?

The causes of sexual dysfunction are usually divided into two categories: physical and psychological. Under the physical heading, the most common causes of female sexual dysfunction are:

  • Hormone imbalances or menopause
  • Chronic conditions, such as cancer, kidney failure, or heart disease
  • Medications, such as antidepressants or chemotherapy drugs

Physical limitations and excessive alcohol or drug use may also be factors. When it comes to psychological issues, many of the following cause sexual dysfunction:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy worries
  • Marital or relationship issues
  • Cultural or religious issues
  • History of sexual abuse

These lists are by no means exhaustive, and Dr. Macey works with you to get to the root of your problem so you can get started on a treatment therapy.

What are the treatments for sexual dysfunction?

Since the causes of sexual dysfunction vary so widely, so, too, do the treatments. Dr. Macey works with each patient individually to correctly identify the underlying problem to come up with the best treatment plan, which may include:

  • Hormone therapies
  • Antidepressant medications
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Therapy or counseling
  • Lubricants or arousal devices
  • Sex education

Often, Dr. Macey turns to a combination of these treatments and therapies for effective results. To learn more about how you can get on the road to a satisfying sex life, call Dr. Macey or go online to set up an appointment.

*Individual results may vary