Sexual Health Specialist

Horizons Health & Wellness

OB/GYNs & Functional Medicine Specialists located in Bridgewater, MA & Brockton, MA

Your sexual health is a vital part of your well-being. If you or your partner are experiencing issues with sexual function, it’s important to seek experienced medical attention. The skilled medical team at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, offer comprehensive and discreet diagnosis and treatment of a variety of sexual health problems, including low libido, and painful sex. Schedule a confidential consultation by clicking 'Book Online' below, or call the office for more information.

Sexual Health Q & A

Sexual dysfunction affects women and men of all ages. The most common problem seen in women is loss of sexual desire. Other common problems include decreased sexual arousal, sexual pain, and difficulty or absence of orgasm. Frequently seen sexual problems in men include erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and loss of desire. We treat all aspects of female sexual dysfunction. We can perform initial evaluations on men, and refer them to urologists and other specialists if needed.

What causes sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction occurs equally in both men and women. Many factors influence problems with your sexual health, including:

  • Age
  • Hormonal changes
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Birth defects

Sexual dysfunction not only affects your physical health, it can take a toll on your emotional and mental health as well. You may experience additional problems, including depression and anxiety, if you ignore your sexual health issues.

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Men may experience erectile dysfunction for a variety of reasons. The experienced medical team at Horizons Health & Wellness can diagnose the underlying cause of the dysfunction and treat it effectively.

The risk factors for erectile dysfunction include:

  • Obesity
  • Injury
  • Medical conditions
  • Certain medications
  • Tobacco and alcohol use
  • Psychological issues

Without proper treatment, erectile dysfunction can result in stress, anxiety, and low self-esteem. The condition can also make it difficult to conceive a child or sustain a healthy sexual relationship.

What causes painful sex?

Painful sex is a common problem in women, especially those reaching the age of menopause. If you experience pain during intercourse, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis of the underlying cause.

In addition to hormonal changes that occur during menopause, you may experience pain during sex due to:

  • Age
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Certain medications
  • Birth defects
  • Psychological issues
  • Vaginismus
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

The medical team at Horizons Health & Wellness can diagnose and treat the issues that are causing you to experience pain during sex. A variety of treatment options are available to restore your sexual health, including medications, hormone treatments, and even a referral to a specialist, if necessary.

Innovative treatments including MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments are also available to improve lubrication and elasticity (stretchiness) in your vagina.

What causes low sex drive?

As you get older, your desire for sex may start to change. For women, the hormonal changes of menopause can lead to a lack of sexual desire. Men can also experience hormone changes that negatively affect interest in sex.

Certain medications, including antidepressants, can lower your sex drive. If you experience frequent anxiety or depression, it can affect your interest in sexual activity.

The doctors at Horizons Health & Wellness offer comprehensive diagnostics to identify the underlying cause of low sex drive. They also provide a variety of treatments to increase your sexual desire, including prescription medications and hormone therapies.

To learn more about treatments for sexual dysfunction, schedule a confidential consultation online or by calling the office.