Female Sexual Dysfunction treatment with natural supplements, herbal products and remedies
Food, diet, alternatives to prescription medication or pill, home remedy, natural solution
Avoid dangerous hormones and medications, use natural pills and herbal remedies as a treatment or even cure, home remedy discussion
FSD can occur after menopause or as a result of medications such as Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Effexor, Lexapro, and other drugs that dampen female desire
November 25 2016 by
Ray Sahelian, M.D.

Natural solution to female sexual dysfunction, herbal remedy
There are many factors that cause female sexual dysfunction. This condition can be classified under several categories: lack of sexual desire, difficulty with orgasm, difficulty in getting aroused, and pain during sexual intercourse. Except for painful intercourse, all other aspects of FSD such as arousal, desire, and orgasm, can be enhanced with the use of natural herbs. Most women notice a benefit from herbal sex enhancers or a product that has a combination of sex herbs. I have formulated Passion Rx which has helped many women. Additional plant extracts that can treat female sexual dysfunction include muira puama herb,
horny goat weed herb, tribulus herb, and tongkat ali herb.

Passion Rx works -- users order this product over and over.
This natural female enhancer provides results that are often seen within two to three days, but continue to improve over several days of use. Our feedback thus far indicates more than 80% user satisfaction by the end of the first week, and more than 90 percent by the end of the second week. Some women notice the effects with half a capsule.

Dr. Sahelian and his research staff have tested various doses and extracts of dozens of herbs from a number or raw material suppliers to determine the ideal dose and combination for optimalaphrodisiac properties with the fewest side effects. After years of research, a unique proprietary blend with more than a dozen herbal extracts from the best raw material suppliers has been created which works within days. The exact dosages and extract potencies of this aphrodisiac blend is a close kept secret.

Passion Rx Enhances:

Natural Sex Boosters Kit, 8 Piece KitIn recent years science has made breakthroughs in the understanding of female sexual dysfunction and how to treat it with hormones or natural remedies. Physician and herbal expert Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D. author of Natural Sex Boosters, has discovered a combination of exotic herbs from the Amazon jungle, India, China, Malaysia, and Africa, that support healthy female libido and sensation, as well as to simply enhance sexual pleasure. Passion Rx provides a natural solution for those looking for a sexual boost without synthetic drugs or hormones.
The potent sexual herbal extracts in Passion Rx include Ashwagandha, Catuaba, Horny goat weed, maca, muira puama herb, avena sativa extract, mucuna herb, passion flower, Tongkat Ali and LJ100 extract, tribulus herb and Yohimbe.






Diet and foods that help with female sexual dysfunction, natural therapy, food
Fish oils, eating fish, onions and garlic are helpful as foods. Ginger herb is also of benefit.

Understanding the causes of female sexual dysfunction disorder

The causes of
female sexual dysfunction are numerous, and it is difficult to list them all, but most often Female Impotence is related to anxiety, stress, depression, marital or relationship problems, life crisis, financial difficulties, being too busy with lots of commitments, religious repression, or some form of mental illness.

Is taking care of children a cause of female sexual dysfunction?
   It can be. If a woman is very busy, preparing breakfast, taking the children to school, cleaning the house all day, doing all the shopping, preparing dinner, taking the children to the doctor's office, after school events, etc., then the stress and distractions could be a cause.

Androgens, such as testosterone, are a major component of female libido. Testosterone levels decline about 1 percent each year in men, which may contribute to lower male libido with aging. Testosterone also declines with age in women leading to
female sexual dysfunction. Women who have had surgical removal of the ovaries notice a drop in sexual interest. Replacement of androgens can be helpful in those with age related sexual dysfunction. Testosterone is available by prescription only. An over the counter hormones, such as DHEA, converts into testosterone and thus has a positive influence on libido. Pregnenolone is another over the counter hormone that may increase testosterone levels and thus enhance female libido. However, the risk of side effects and potential long term health consequences of testosterone must be taken into account. My preference is to avoid hormones unless absolutely necessary and instead use herbal supplements for libido enhancement. These herbal libido boosters are extremely effective. Treatment for female sexual dysfunction with hormones while avoiding side effects is difficult. See below regarding the role of DHEA and female sexual dysfunction.

Women who have particularly low levels of the hormone DHEA during menopause may be more likely to have sexual dysfunction. Among more than 300 women studied at University of Pennsylvania and followed for 3 years, sexual dysfunction became more common as women progressed through menopause. Postmenopausal women were more than twice as likely as premenopausal women to report problems such as lack of interest in sex, pain or difficulty reaching orgasm. But there was also evidence that other factors contributed to the problem, including the women's low levels of DHEA, or dehydroepiandrosterone. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2007.

Testosterone patches can be effective in those who have female sexual dysfunction due surgery to remove their ovaries. Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg of University Hospitals of Cleveland in Ohio analyzed the results of a six-month trial of testosterone patches in 132 women reporting sexual dysfunction. The women were in "surgical menopause," resulting in low production of sex hormones, including testosterone. Fifty-two percent of the women who were on the patches said they experienced a meaningful benefit, compared to 31 percent of the women on placebo. The FDA has not approved any type of testosterone treatment for female sexual dysfunction. Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals made the testosterone patches and funded the study. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2007.
   Comments: One wonders if testosterone patches worked in some women whether the over the counter hormone DHEA, taken orally, would work as well at a fraction of the cost.

Androgen status in healthy premenopausal women with loss of libido.
J Sex Marital Ther. 2005.
Androgen deficiency may contribute to female sexual dysfunction and loss of libido. The role of the active metabolite of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), in these conditions is uncertain. The aim of this study was to determine the role of androgens and DHT in the etiology of loss of libido in healthy women. Loss of libido in otherwise healthy women may be related to relationship problem, depression, psychosocial factors, and sexual dysfunction in the partner but do not appear to be related to androgen status.

Vascular, blood flow, circulation
Alterations in the flow of blood to and from the genital region are a minor cause of female sexual dysfunction. For instance, medical conditions such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), high cholesterol, hypertension, or diabetes reduce blood flow to the genital organs.  An additional factor that can impede blood flow is surgery in the pelvic or abdominal area.

Neural -- Nerve damage from disorders such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis, Parkinsonís disease, and stroke affect the brainís ability to respond to sexual stimulation. In women, abdominal or pelvic operations can occasionally lead to nerve damage.
Women with sexual dysfunction are more likely to have decreased tactile sensation in the genital area. Pudendal nerve impairment may play a role in female sexual dysfunction.

Female sexual dysfunction following vaginal surgery: myth or reality?
Curr Urol Rep. 2004.
This article reviews the mechanisms by which vaginal surgery affects female sexual function and related pathophysiology to potential causes. The anatomy, neurovascular supply of the clitoris and introitus, and intrapelvic nerve supply are discussed as they apply to vaginal surgery. The incidence of female sexual dysfunction after various transvaginal procedures for indications such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, anterior/posterior colporrhaphy, perineoplasty, and vaginal vault prolapse has been discussed. Current literature regarding female sexual dysfunction following other procedures such as vaginal hysterectomy, Martius flap interposition, and vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula repair also are reviewed.

Chemical --
Some chemicals involved in the human sexual response include dopamine, acetylcholine, and nitric oxide. Certain medications and drugs interfere with the proper activity of the body's chemicals and hormones responsible for female libido. Female sexual dysfunction symptoms are common among smokers and primarily associated with high levels of nicotine use.

Medical conditions
Certain disease are factors include hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, neurologic disorders, and insomnia. Treatment for female sexual dysfunction depends on the diagnosis and therapy for the particular condition causing the problem.

Dr. Shari B. Goldfarb of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York surveyed more than 500 women with breast cancer of any stage in outpatient clinic waiting areas at MSKCC's Breast Cancer Center and at two community centers. Most of the women surveyed were being treated with chemotherapy, including hormone-based therapies such as tamoxifen. The disease had spread beyond the breasts in about a quarter of the women. Dr. Shari B. Goldfarb found about three-quarters of the women had sexual problems, defined as a low score on a commonly used set of questions. 2009.

Yoga benefit
J Sex Med. 2013. Effects of Yoga on Sexual Function in Women with Metabolic Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Findings suggest that yoga may be an effective treatment for sexual dysfunction in women with metabolic syndrome as well as for metabolic risk factors.

Drug or medication treatment
No safe female sexual dysfunction drug treatment is available at this time. Testosterone has been promoted as one option, but hormones are unsafe to use in the long run. Herbal remedies may be a better option.

Clinical trials are underway on drugs that target low sexual desire through dopaminergic pathways or serotonin receptors. Also in the pipeline are combinations that include PDE5 inhibitors, aimed at aiding women with SSRI-induced orgasmic complaints.

The Food and Drug Administration approved flibanserin in 2015 as the first drug treatment for acquired, generalized hypoactive sexual desire disorder in premenopausal women. The drug is marketed as Addyi but many scientists are concerned about its potential risks and wonder if it safe to use. Flibanserin, which is sold as Addyi, has a concerning regulatory history. In 2009, an FDA advisory committee unanimously voted against approval because pivotal clinical trials failed to show that it was significantly better than a placebo in improving women's sexual desire. The FDA followed the panel's advice and turned down the drug in 2010.Drugmaker Sprout Pharmaceuticals reapplied to the FDA in 2013 with results from a new clinical trial, but the agency again rejected it, spurring the company to help launch a campaign called "Even the Score" to press for approval. Combining Addyi with alcohol can cause serious health problems. The drug can cause low blood pressure and fainting and those risks are increased when Addyi is combined with alcohol or certain medicines.

Why have the pharmaceutical companies not come up with many effective female sexual dysfunction drugs or medications?
   We are certain they are trying very hard. Perhaps in the near future the drug companies will find an effective and safe medication. In the meantime, the aphrodisiac herbs are quite helpful and useful.

Would you consider Levitra a female sexual dysfunction pill?
   Levitra has not been found to be very helpful in improving sexual desire or pleasure in women.

Does Viagra help in treating female sexual dysfunction disorder?
   These male impotence drugs are not helpful in treating low desire or lack of lubrication in women.

Prevalence of female sexual dysfunction disorder
A 2006 survey of 1,415 women living in and around Boston has found that almost 40% who had sex with a partner in the last 4 weeks had some degree of female sexual dysfunction. The prevalence was highest in Caucasian women (44%), followed by Hispanic (33%) and African American women (31%), according to lead author Karen E. Lutfey, PhD, researcher, New England Research Institute, Watertown, Massachusetts. The women answered questions about their levels of sexual desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, and pain during sexual activity with a partner. Married women reported higher rates of problems than their divorced or widowed counterparts, with the exception of Hispanics. Being divorced or widowed "was protective" against sexual dysfunction, compared to being married. The prevalence was greater in women who had the highest socioeconomic status.

Over the counter natural products
Does Vigorelle work for female sexual dysfunction?.
  In the case of this natural product, we have not tested it ourselves.

Food, diet
Eating fish, particularly cold water fish such as halibut, salmon, sardines, etc., may improve female sexual potency.