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Improve Your Sexual Health

Body Works Franklin takes a positive, respectful approach to your sexual health, so you can enjoy pleasure and improve your quality of life.

What Causes Sexual Dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction can be caused by many physical and emotional factors and can impede your sexual desire, happiness, and overall quality of life. While people often don’t talk about this issue, it affects nearly 43% of women and 31% of men. Sexual dysfunction is often caused by health conditions such as heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and obesity. Studies show that libido can also be affected by medications, such as antidepressants. Many individuals also experience performance anxiety, which can inhibit sexual arousal and the ability to achieve orgasm. 

Additionally, as men and women age, they naturally lose hormone levels (such as testosterone and estrogen), which can cause a reduced shift in sexual arousal. Fortunately, there are many natural treatments available for men and women to improve libido.

Men’s Sexual Health

While there are no formal tests to diagnose erectile dysfunction, it is defined as the inability to regularly maintain an erection. The cause may be different for each person (such as aging versus ED caused by smoking). Therefore, it’s important to work with your doctor to determine the best treatment. There are currently several medications on the market to treat ED and premature ejaculation (PE), including Viagra, Cialis, and Tramadex. These medications have proven successful for many with little to no side effects. However, it’s important to first determine the underlying causes, so you know how to manage symptoms

Hormone Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

In addition to taking supplements to maintain an erection, hormone replacement therapy helps to balance your natural hormone levels, including testosterone. There are several methods of treatment, including gels, pellets, injections, and topical creams.

Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Our team at Body Works will work with you to review your medical background and genetic history to determine if you’re a candidate for hormone therapy. If your sex life is struggling due to lack of arousal and decreased satisfaction, we’ll work with you to find the solution that’s right for you.

Women’s Sexual Health

Studies show that only 25% of women achieve orgasm through intercourse, and many report limited satisfaction in the bedroom. For women who may be struggling with sexual pleasure, fortunately there are libido treatments to heighten sensitivity and improve intimacy. Women’s sexual health can be impacted by the same factors as men, including health conditions, smoking, and use of medications. Similarly, aging after menopause causes a natural decline in libido, as women are no longer fertile.

Hormone Therapy for Women

Hormone therapy can significantly improve women’s sexual desire and drive by balancing hormones and heightening libido. Hormones administered include estrogen, oxytocin, testosterone, and bremelanotide. Treatment is typically done with injections or topical creams.
Estrogen: Estrogen is a critical hormone for women that helps women get pregnant, regulate mood, support bone and hair growth, and regulate the menstrual cycle.
Oxytocin: Also called the “cuddle hormone”, oxytocin is a powerful hormone secreted by the posterior pituitary gland. It is released by both men and women during sexual arousal and orgasm, and plays a huge role in bonding and sexual desire.
Testosterone: While women do not produce as much testosterone as much, it is still an important hormone that supports bone strength, repairs women’s reproductive tissues, and increases libido.
Bremelanotide: Bremelanotide is a naturally occurring hormone that affects the nervous system and is present during any type of stimulation. Women who received bremelanotide injections reported increased satisfaction in sexual intercourse within 24 hours of administration, compared to a placebo.
Injections include the “O-shot”, where a woman’s blood platelets are re-injected into the vaginal tissue via PRP (platelet-rish plasma) treatment. The goal is to generate more healthy tissue around the area, which heightens sensitivity and sexual response.

Benefits of Hormone Therapy for Women

Hormone therapy is a non-invasive, safe way to help women achieve more sexual pleasure.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Body Works provides free consultations to determine which hormone therapy is right for you. If you want to improve your sex life, experience more satisfaction, and reverse the naturally occurring effects of aging when it comes to the bedroom, try our sexual dysfunction libido treatments today.