4849 Van Nuys Blvd , Suite 104, Sherman Oaks CA 91403

Sexual Dysfunction Treatment Studio City, CA

Sexual Dysfunction Treatment Studio City, CA

For many, sex is a joyful part of life, and a critical part of a healthy intimate relationship. Sexual problems of any kind are a sore subject, with the potential to bring about embarrassment and shame, despite being quite common. Sexual dysfunction broadly refers to any problem which occurs at any phase of the sexual response cycle to prevent the individual or couple from experiencing satisfaction from the sexual activity.

Common types of sexual dysfunction include:

  • Desire disorders—lack of desire or interest in sex
  • Arousal disorders—inability to become physically aroused or excited during sexual activity
  • Orgasm disorders—delay or absence of orgasm (climax)
  • Pain disorders—pain during intercourse

Sexual dysfunction, despite its stigma, is treatable, with a variety of options existing to address the underlying cause or causes of your sexual dysfunction. To schedule a consultation with a qualified healthcare provider in Studio City that specializes in sexual dysfunction treatment, call (424) 365-1800 or contact Dr. Jeremy Fischer online.

Causes of Sexual Dysfunction

Sexual dysfunction may be caused by a number of factors, usually relating to a physical or psychological issue.

Physical issues include:

Psychological issues include:

  • Work-related stress and anxiety
  • Concern about sexual performance
  • Marital or relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Guilt
  • Concerns about body image
  • Past sexual trauma

Sexual Dysfunction Symptoms

Sexual dysfunction is typically characterized by the following general sexual dysfunction symptoms in both men and women:

  • Lack of interest in sex or no interest at all (low libido)
  • Inability to become aroused
  • Pain associated with intercourse

Additionally, sexual dysfunction symptoms present distinctly in men and women.

Sexual Dysfunction in Men

Male sexual dysfunction is typically associated with any of the following symptoms:

  • Inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for intercourse (erectile dysfunction )
  • Absent or delayed ejaculation despite adequate sexual stimulation (retarded ejaculation)
  • Inability to control the timing of ejaculation (premature ejaculation)
  • Ejaculation in which semen is forced back into the bladder rather than the end of the penis at orgasm (retrograde ejaculation)
  • Lack of interest in sex or no interest at all (low libido)

Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Sexual problems in women may be indicated by any of the following symptoms:

  • Lack of interest or desire in sex (hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or female sexual arousal disorder, which is characterized by low libido)
  • Inadequate vaginal lubrication before or during intercourse
  • Inability to relax the vaginal muscles enough to allow intercourse
  • Inability to achieve an orgasm (female orgasmic disorder)
  • Pain associated with sex (dyspareunia )

Sexual Dysfunction Treatment

Sexual dysfunction treatment typically aims to correct and treat the underlying physical or psychological issue that is causing your sexual dysfunction. Treatment options for men and women include sex therapy and couples counseling to address psychological factors causing sexual dysfunction, as well as hormone balance to address hormonal deficiencies (such as testosterone or estrogen) that could be causing dysfunction. Treatment for male- and female-factor sexual dysfunction also exist and varies.

For male sexual dysfunction, treatment may include:

  • Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors to improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis. Popular medications include Viagra®, Cialis®, Levitra®, Staxyn® and Stendra®
  • Mechanical aids such as vacuum devices and penile implants
  • Blood vessel surgery (though uncommon) to bypass obstructed penile arteries
  • Testosterone hormone replacement therapy which replenishes depleted testosterone hormones which may be involved in causing your low libido and overall fatigue
  • Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) which repairs damaged penile tissues by injecting platelets extracted from your own body
  • Shock wave therapy which uses low-intensity acoustic waves to stimulate blood flow to the penis

For women, sexual dysfunction treatment could include:

  • Bioidentical estrogen hormone replacement therapy to combat the symptoms of menopause including diminished sex drive, vaginal dryness, fatigue, stress, anxiety and depression, among others
  • Lubricants to help relieve vaginal dryness and increase pleasure during sex
  • Platelet rich plasma (PRP) to regenerate new tissue and rejuvenate reproductive health
  • Radiofrequency and ultrasound therapies to improve vaginal laxity for increased sexual pleasure and function

For both men and women, certain lifestyle changes—such as losing excess weight, exercising regularly, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol consumption—may help improve sexual function. It is important to meet with a healthcare provider who can address your sexual dysfunction and provide advice, counseling and effective treatment. Schedule a consultation at a sexual health clinic in Studio City today. Call (424) 365-1800 or contact Dr. Jeremy Fischer online.

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Vitality Integrative Medicine


4849 Van Nuys Blvd
Suite 104
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(424) 365-1800


Mon: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sat: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Studio City, CA, Beverly Hills, CA, Burbank, CA, Encino, CA, Glendale, CA, Los Angeles, CA, North Hollywood, CA, San Fernando, CA, Santa Monica, CA, Tarzana, CA, Toluca Lake, CA, Valley Village, CA, Van Nuys, CA, West Hollywood, CA