Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder

Good evening, ladies. Let’s talk about sex

 Have you noticed within the past six months or more a lack of motivation in sexual activity which could include decreased or absent sexual thoughts, fantasies and desires? Have you noticed a decrease in response to sexual stimulation or the inability to maintain interest during sexual activity? Have you experienced a loss of desire to initiate or participate in sexual activity? Have these changes in your sexual life caused any type of distress which could include sadness, sorrow, concern and or grief?

 If any of these issues pertain to you, you could be experiencing Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder.

 Welcome to my blog. I am Dr Gina Kirkpatrick, a Board-Certified Urologist with a Fellowship and specialization in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery. in my practice, I’ve noticed that women from as young as mid-30s to early 80 years of age, have all presented with some form of complaint of sexual dysfunction, which includes any or all the symptoms I’ve mentioned above.

 Of these symptoms, low desire appears to be the most prevalent. Studies report approximately 39% of women have complaints of reduced desire. Low arousal follows and orgasmic difficulties presents at approximately 21%.

 Studies have shown that this condition presents surprisingly in approximately 27% of women aged 18-44 years. The next predominant age group was 45 to 64 years of age. However, women 65 years and older represented 65-80% of complaints.

 So how is this condition formally diagnosed and treated? Obviously, due to the sensitive nature of this condition, most women do not seek treatment due to embarrassment. Unfortunately, societal norms often dictate that we address everyone else’s concerns, including the sexual desires of our partner and not those of ourselves.

 Consequently, I’m writing this blog out of passion for women, including our needs and desires for sexual satisfaction and the achievement of a fulfilling and satisfying intimate life.

 Diagnosis of this condition should occur under the care of a licensed physician, provider or sexual medicine therapist.

 There are several questionnaires, laboratory studies and a physical exam that should be done to assist with diagnosing the root cause of sexual dysfunction in women, including this condition.

 Treatment can vary based on your diagnosis but can include hormone supplementation. sexual therapy, treatment with two medications; one that is injected under the skin on demand and one that is taken by mouth daily.

So, ladies… as you can see, if you find that you don’t have the desire, or are not obtaining satisfaction in your intimate and sexual relationships, please do not assume that this condition is not treatable or that it is a process of stress, hormone changes or aging.

 Please inquire with your Primary Care Physician for a referral to a Urologist or a Physician that has formal training in Female Pelvic Health.  If you live in the Central Florida or Orlando area, I would love to see you in consultation at NV Medical Orlando, (407) 730-4244.

 Please stop by our website at www.nvmedical.com for further information or to make a consultation appointment.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Good evening ladies! Let’s talk about down under your “Vajayjay”

Have you noticed that things down under are different from what they have previously been?

For example, have you noticed dryness, burning, or sometimes irritation in the area after sex? Have you noticed diminished lubrication during intimate times? Have you noticed that things don’t seem as fulfilling physically in the bedroom, though you’ve had the same partner? Some of these symptoms could be attributed to vaginal and pelvic floor laxity.

Excuse me for my description of our wonderful female parts. However, due to internet rules and my love for Grey’s Anatomy, I thought Vajayjay would be a perfect description for this blog. I’m Dr Gina Kirkpatrick, a Board-Certified Urologist with a Fellowship and Specialization in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Today I would like to discuss Vaginal Rejuvenation.

Vaginal rejuvenation is a broad term that covers several vaginal corrective procedures. These procedures are meant to correct problems that can occur after giving birth or during the aging process. Conditions can include:

Laxity (lack of tightness) of the vagina

Stress urinary incontinence

Lack of lubrication

These conditions have traditionally been corrected surgically and with supplementation of vaginal estrogen or hyaluronic acid. However, with the advent of laser modalities of treatment, the treatment regimen has evolved to include laser vaginal rejuvenation.

Viveve I Laser Trial utilizing monopolar radiofrequency for vaginal laxity in premenopausal women, 18 years of age or greater, with at least one full-time vaginal delivery and normal genital pelvic exam, concluded that a single treatment of therapy was found to be safe and associated with both improved vaginal laxity and improved sexual function. Nine study centers in Canada, Italy, Spain, and Japan participated.

In addition, there has been anecdotal data that supports claims that patients have improvement in leakage of urine with coughing, laughing, sneezing and exercise after vaginal laser therapy.

Let’s be clear. No one NEEDS vaginal rejuvenation. This is a condition that should be addressed if you are not satisfied with the appearance of your genitalia, have noted laxity or looseness of your genitalia or note that lubrication has diminished. However, If have symptoms that interfere with your ability to empty your bladder. If you notice blood in your urine or are having multiple urinary tract infections, you should seek care from your Primary Care Physician and referral to a General Urologist for further evaluation.

Otherwise, if you are affected by the issues discussed above and live in the Central Florida or Orlando area, I would love to see you in consultation at NV Medical Orlando, (407) 730-4244

Please visit our website at www.nvmedicalorlando.com

 Here’s to the VaJaJay and all its wonders

Thanks for stopping by!


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