What is it?

Sexual arousal disorder is lack of sexual desire for sexual activity, or inability to respond to sexual arousal in a situation that would normally produce sexual arousal. It can describe female sexual arousal disorder, or man with erectile dysfunction (ED).
The disorder can be caused by physiological reasons, such as cancer, kidney failure, multiple sclerosis, heart disease and bladder problems, by psychological and emotional reasons, such as depression or stress or by hormonal reasons, such as low estrogen or testosterone.

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Signs & symptoms

- Low sexual desire
- Difficulty with arousal or maintain arousal during sexual activity.
- Difficulty in achieving orgasm
- Pain associated with sexual stimulation


- Sexual and medical history.
- Psychological evaluation to examine emotional, Psychological and relationships problems.
- Pelvic exam in Females. The exam is performed to detect physical changes such as thinning of your genital tissues, decreased skin elasticity, scarring or pain.
- Blood tests to check for underlying health conditions that might contribute to sexual dysfunction.


- Hormone therapy
- Blood-flow enhancing medication (Viagra for example)
- Psychological therapy
- Healthy habits and Life style

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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