Sexual Health

Sexual Health

Sexual Health services offered in Spring Branch , TX

Sexual health is an integral aspect of wellness that, due to social stigma and lack of empathetic providers you can trust, too often gets overlooked. Fortunately, Mechelle Kennedy, NP-C, offers comprehensive and kind sexual health care at Adaptations Wellness in Spring Branch, Texas. Mechelle provides a listening ear and a wealth of holistic options to help you achieve optimal sexual health. To get started, book an appointment online or over the phone today.

Sexual Health Q & A

What is sexual health?

Sexual health is a state of well-being concerning sexuality that goes beyond the absence of disease and dysfunction. Good sexual health also involves:

  • Positively and respectfully approaching the sexuality of yourself and others
  • Positive and respectful sexual relationships
  • The ability to engage in safe and pleasurable sexual encounters
  • Access to comprehensive gynecological and reproductive health care
  • Freedom from sexual violence, coercion, and abuse

When you’re well-informed about all aspects of your sexual health, you can enjoy a safer and more fulfilling sex life. 

What sexual health problems cause women to have trouble enjoying sex?

Women can encounter many sexual health problems that stop them from enjoying sex. These include:

  • Inability to become aroused
  • Painful intercourse
  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Lack of sexual climax or orgasm

These issues may be physical or psychological. Possible physical causes of sexual health problems include heart disease, diabetes, hormone imbalances (including menopause), or nerve disorders. They can also arise from taking certain medications.

Psychological barriers to enjoying sex may originate with depression, work-related stress or anxiety, past sexual trauma, or marriage and relationship problems.

How can you support sexual health with functional medicine?

Functional medicine is all about looking at the whole person and finding the origin of an issue so that you can solve it, not just treat it. In the context of sexual health, functional medicine strives to:

  • Provide patients with knowledge about sex and sexuality that they can use to navigate relationships and sexual experiences
  • Help patients enjoy sex to the fullest by considering all aspects of their health
  • Empower patients by affirming their sexuality during care
  • Discover the root of hormonal imbalances

Functional medicine offers treatment options, including safe, natural supplements to enhance your overall health. To help you achieve your sexual health goals, functional medicine leverages hormone therapy and herb, vitamin, and mineral supplements to increase your libido.

When taken as instructed by a qualified professional, numerous supplement ingredients can boost sexual health, including but not limited to:

  • Vitamin B3 for energy, as well as improved blood flow for stronger orgasms
  • Vitamin D for better sexual functioning, especially in men
  • Vitamin E for testosterone and estrogen production
  • Zinc to increase testosterone levels and balance estrogen and progesterone
  • Magnesium to aid the production of sex hormones, dopamine, and adrenaline

When you visit Adaptations Wellness, Mechelle will help you find the best path toward your sexual health goals. Invest in your sexual health by booking an appointment online or over the phone today.