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Female sexual dysfunction is an umbrella term used for various problems and conditions that interfere with your sexual life, i.e. sexual response, orgasm or desire. Just like men, some women too experience problems associated with sexual function occasionally, while others may have to face this on a daily basis. The problem may occur at any stage, and in varied sexual situations. 

Possible causes of female sexual dysfunction include

  • Underlying cardiovascular or neurological problems
  • Chronic diseases like diabetes and thyroid
  • Scarring caused by radiation therapy in the vaginal area
  • Infections like genital herpes
  • Hormonal imbalance caused by pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or even menopause. 

Various symptoms associated with female sexual dysfunction include:

  • Decreased sexual desire with loss of sexual interest 
  • Disorders related to arousal, i.e. inability to have arousal or maintain the same
  • Problems related to orgasm
  • Experiencing pain during sexual stimulation 
  • Mental and emotional problems like anxiety and stress
  • Use of certain medications
  • Excessive alcohol consumption and substance abuse

Risk factors
Factors that increase the risks of female sexual dysfunction include:

  • Depression and anxiety
  • Conditions related to blood vessels and heart
  • Underlying neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury
  • Underlying gynaecological problems life vulvovaginal atrophy and infections
  • Use of certain medicines, especially those taken for high blood pressure and depression

Treatment for female sexual dysfunction include medications for improving libido, Kegel exercises, anti-inflammatory drugs and lifestyle changes.

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