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Sexual Health Specialist

Anita Petruzzelli, MD

Integrative Medicine located in Glastonbury, CT

Women and men often take their sexual health for granted, but sexual dysfunction affects both genders. Whether you’re struggling with a low sex drive, trouble reaching orgasm, or another problem, you can count on integrative medicine specialist Anita Petruzzelli, MD, at BodyLogicMD of Hartford in Glastonbury, Connecticut, for expert sexual health services to restore your intimate wellness. She provides bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, treatments for erectile dysfunction, and much more. Call today to discuss your sexual health or book your visit online.

Sexual Health Q&A

Why is my sexual health changing?

Age-related changes and other factors affect sexual performance and intimate pleasure for women and men alike. Both can lose testosterone with age. This hormone plays a key role in the human sex drive. 

Men may struggle to get or maintain an erection. They may also feel concerned about the firmness of their erection. 

Women may feel disinterested in sex and find it more challenging to maintain vaginal moisture or achieve an orgasm. Sex may also be painful when it once was pleasurable. Such changes also can be related to too little estrogen.

Dr. Petruzzelli offers innovative, targeted therapies to address these unwanted changes in sexual health. 

What are common sexual health problems?

Sexual health issues run the gamut. Common problems include:

  • Low testosterone 
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Poor sex drive
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Difficulty reaching orgasm

You don’t need to suffer from sexual health problems when Dr. Petruzzelli can address your issue with targeted therapies. These therapies don’t require surgery. Instead, they work from the inside out to add zest back to your sex life.

How does hormone replacement improve sexual health?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy replaces the hormones that your body no longer makes or fails to produce in a sufficient quantity. Both men and women can benefit from hormone replacement therapy. 

At BodyLogicMD of Hartford, Dr. Petruzzelli offers the therapy with bioidentical hormone pellets, which mimic the molecular structure of natural hormones. Bioidentical hormones can replace estrogen, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and testosterone.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with testosterone, for instance, can improve sexual performance and physiological responses in both men and women. Testosterone therapy may:

  • Relieve vaginal dryness
  • Increase sex drive
  • Address ED

In women, DHEA may improve vaginal dryness by increasing sensation and the ability to reach an orgasm.

What are my options for treating erectile dysfunction?

Dr. Petruzzelli may recommend ED drugs, along with testosterone therapy. Drugs such as Cialis®, Levitra®, and Viagra® may give you a firmer, more long-lasting erection. If the combination doesn’t result in a stronger erection, she may suggest injectable penile therapy.

If you’re ready to explore medically based avenues to improve your sexual health, call BodyLogicMD of Hartford or schedule your consultation online today.