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Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in the greater Metairie and Lake Charles, LA area

Sexual health is an essential part of your whole-person wellness, but unfortunately, many people neglect it today. At Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center, experienced physician Trip Goolsby, MD, specializes in integrative medicine and offers leading-edge solutions to help you reclaim your sexual health. There are two offices in Metairie and Lake Charles, Louisiana, so call the one in your area or click the online appointment scheduler now.

Are sexual health problems common? 

Sexual health issues are far more common than you might realize. About 43% of women and 31% of men experience sexual issues at some point. 

Some of the most common types of sexual issues include:

  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Difficulty growing aroused
  • Decrease in sexual stamina
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm
  • Pain during intercourse

Your libido and interest in sex might fluctuate naturally over time. If this causes distress, you don’t have to accept unwelcome changes. Effective treatments can revitalize your sexual health and get you back to enjoying intimacy. 

What causes sexual health problems?

There are many potential causes of sexual health problems, including:

  • Medications, such as antidepressants
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress
  • History of sexual abuse
  • Chronic conditions like diabetes

Perhaps the most common reason for sexual health problems is hormone imbalance, which looks different in each sex. In men, hormone loss means a gradual decline of testosterone, although men also have estrogen in their bodies. Some men may feel the effects of testosterone loss as early as their late 20s. 

A woman’s progesterone levels start to fade in her late 30s, and estrogen hormones drop sharply when she enters menopause (typically in her 40s or 50s). It’s then very common for women to experience new issues like vaginal dryness, pain during intercourse, and a libido drop. 

DHEA is another hormone that women have. It’s a “mother hormone” that helps the adrenal glands and ovaries make testosterone and testosterone is essential for women’s sexual health, too. It declines early, usually in your 20s, resulting in lower testosterone production after about age 25. Hormone levels then continue decreasing gradually.

So, women may begin feeling the effects of hormone depletion as early as age 30.

How are sexual health problems treated?

Sexual health problems are treated with an integrative whole-person approach at Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center. Dr. Goolsby created a four-pillar blueprint for optimal health, which includes: 

  • Hormone balancing using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
  • Nutritional optimization
  • Physical fitness
  • Mind-body coaching

The implementation of the four pillars looks different for each person based on age, health, and sexual issues. Dr. Goolsby can tailor your hormone replacement for your body’s unique needs and guide you as you recover your ideal hormone levels.

This four-pillar process is often called “aging in reverse,” and when you experience the sexual health benefits of this approach, you’ll understand why. 

Ready to reverse your biological age and reclaim your sexual health? Call Infinite Health Integrative Medicine Center or book your appointment through online scheduling now.