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Sexual Dysfunction

Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment located in Santa Monica, CA

Sexual dysfunction is frustrating, and many women feel embarrassed about sharing their struggles with their doctors. At her private practice in Santa Monica, California, elite board-certified OB/GYN Shamsah Amersi, MD, helps you feel comfortable discussing your challenges. With more than 20 years as an OB/GYN, Dr. Amersi has the knowledge and skills needed to restore your sex life using natural, traditional, and leading-edge treatments. Call the office or click the booking feature online for help today.

Sexual Dysfunction Q&A

What is sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction means you’re not able to enjoy satisfactory sexual activity. This problem is very common in women today, with more than 40% of American women experiencing some level of sexual dysfunction. 

What are the types of sexual dysfunction?

Sexual dysfunction may involve any aspect of the sexual experience, so it can be different for each woman. Some things that many women struggle with are: 

  • Lack of sexual desire
  • Trouble getting aroused
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Lack of lubrication
  • Pain during sex
  • Lack of vaginal sensation
  • Difficulty achieving orgasm

If your sex life is a source of anxiety, stress, fear, or constant worry, it’s important to know that this problem is treatable. You don’t have to live with sexual dysfunction any longer.

Sex is painful for me. What are my treatment options? 

Sexual dysfunction causes can be quite varied based on age, personal history, health, and other factors that are unique to you. 

If sex is painful or you’re struggling in some other way, Dr. Amersi takes the time to evaluate your situation in detail so she can provide the personalized recommendations best for you. 

She prescribes a range of customized treatment approaches, such as: 

Hormone replacement therapy

During menopause, hormone levels decrease rapidly. This can lead to lower libido, vaginal tissue thinning, a loss of elasticity, and a decrease in natural lubrication levels. All of these issues can make sex uncomfortable and frustrating.

Dr. Amersi is a bioidentical hormone replacement expert who can help restore your hormone levels through diet, lifestyle changes, natural hormones, and other means. 

Laser therapy 

Dr. Amersi offers laser therapy with the state-of-the-art MonaLisa Touch®. This innovative light-based treatment system uses a series of tiny pinpoint lights to remove microscopic columns of tissue. 

Your body’s injury response kicks in, leading to new collagen and elastin growth (vital skin support and elasticity proteins). The treatment also stimulates new blood vessel growth. 

Ultimately, this means that laser therapy can help relieve your frustrating symptoms and make your sex life enjoyable again. Many women notice results after just one session. 

Dr. Amersi treats you like the whole person you are. She treats every aspect of sexual dysfunction and is here to support you as you navigate through challenges and emerge as a happier, more fulfilled woman. Set up your appointment by calling the office or clicking the online feature now. 

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