Internal Medicine, also known as general medicine, plays a very important role in moulding the approach of sexual medicine. General medicine deals with preventing, diagnosing and treating all kinds of adult diseases, which means that general physicians hold knowledge of all specialties including,
- Infectious Diseases
- Andrology and many more.
All these specialties in one way or the other are related to and can contribute in treating the root cause of sexual disorders. A general medicine practitioner will be able to diagnose and treat the exact cause of the sexual disorder because of his/her vast knowledge of human anatomy. Not every case of sexual dysfunction is congenital or caused by a damaged reproductive organ; there are many underlying causes that can lead to sexual dysfunctioning both in men and women.
Psychological disorders account for a great deal of sexual disorders and dysfunctions; so do uncontrolled diabetes and cardiac diseases. And identifying the root cause of the condition is vital to ensuring effective treatment.