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Sexual Health

Female sexual health:

At any age during adulthood, sexual health is an important factor in overall quality of life. As women go through periodic hormonal changes, childbearing and aging, they experience genitalia changes including loss of vagina tightness, vaginal dryness, vaginal thinning or atrophy, leakage of urine from stress urinary incontinence, painful intercourse and sexual dysfunction. Options for treatment include kegel and pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the vaginal and pelvic floor muscles, lifestyle adjustments including weight loss, medications, non surgical and surgical treatments. Typically, these interventions offer symptom relief. At GhenMD, we offer PRP and and low intensity shockwave therapy for vaginal rejuvenation. These treatment modalities can be used individually or combined.

PRP- Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains growth factors which are released when activated platelets are delivered to tissues in need of regeneration. In the female genitourinary tract, PRP promotes regrowth of degenerating nerves, blood vessels and muscles. When deployed for managing age related genitalia changes, PRP utilized in the right candidate leads to improvement in urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and vaginal rejuvenation. The procedure involves no downtime, is effective and almost painless with appropriate topical numbing agent.

Low-intensity shockwave therapy

Low-intensity shockwave therapy deploys soundwaves to enhance natural healing in tissues needing regeneration. In the female genitourinary system, it enhances new blood vessel formation, blood flow stimulation, and enhanced collagen production. Safe, painless, promising with no downtime, a series of treatments is needed after consultation to determine if this modality is appropriate for the candidate.

Male sexual health: Testosterone replacement therapy

Aging men experience a decrease in testosterone level starting around age 30. Testosterone production by age 50 drops to about half of early adult levels. Symptoms of low testosterone include: erectile dysfunction, low libido, decreased energy, persistent fatigue, decreased muscle mass, mood swings, irritability, increased breast tissue, weight gain, hair loss, decreased concentration, lack of motivation, hair loss, loss of bone mass, and sleep difficulties. Testosterone replacement has been shown by several studies to be safe and effective. Benefits include improved stamina, energy, concentration, mood, lean muscle, libido, self-drive and performance. Testosterone also reduces body fat and slows the loss of bone mass.

Testosterone replacement therapy options include testosterone injections which can be self-administered weekly or bi-weekly depending on treatment goal. A second option is the application of testosterone on the body in the form of creams, gels or patches. If you have symptoms of low testosterone, contact GhentMD for a consultation. The consult with your provider includes a thorough history, examination and appropriate laboratory evaluation which will be followed by a review of options that suits your treatment plan best.

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