Sexual Wellness for Women
What Is Sexual Wellness?
At OptimalSelf MD, we believe that sexual wellness is part of a healthy, optimized life experience. Sexual dysfunction comes in many forms, but here we mostly focus on the physical causes that we can correct. Female sexual dysfunction is very common! In fact, we are seeing it far too often these days. In women, the cause can be multifactorial and involve hormone imbalance, injury from childbirth, menopause, poor circulation, or side effects from medications like the birth control pill or antidepressants. When this interferes with your relationship or your sense of self-esteem and self-worth, it’s time to take action.
How Is The Cause Of Female Sexual Dysfunction Diagnosed?
When evaluating female sexual dysfunction, we start with bloodwork. Hormone imbalance or deficiency is a common cause of lack of desire, vaginal dryness, pain with intercourse, difficulty with arousal, and inability to orgasm. Without enough of the right hormone, or too much of the wrong one, it can be difficult to achieve or maintain a state of sexual excitement. For that reason, we carefully assess hormone balance in all of our patients, regardless of age. Other things can also be associated with impaired sexual function and response, including inflammation, elevated blood sugar, and high blood pressure. Sometimes in women it’s due to pelvic floor weakness or vaginal laxity from childbirth. We have ways of correcting all of these things, and will discuss this with you at your consultation.
How Are The Conditions Treated?
If low hormones are to blame, we start with hormone balancing. The treatment depends on the situation and your age. We may need to supplement with targeted nutraceuticals and prescription medications to boost your own hormone production. You may need Hormone Replacement Therapy.
If lack of clitoral sensation is a factor, we recommend the Triple-OH!™. This revolutionary and incredibly effective therapy can restore blood flow and sensation in a matter of a few weeks.
If aging in general and loss of physical integrity is the issue, we highly recommend the Optimal Shot™. Using your own platelet rich plasma, we induce regeneration of nerves and blood vessels, and restore the vulvar and vaginal tissues to a more youthful degree of functioning.
Finally, if you are suffering from vaginal laxity or looseness, or have stress urinary incontinence, we recommend Viveve™, a non-surgical treatment for common vaginal problems like urinary incontinence, dryness and laxity. This device works by triggering collagen production in the body to strengthen the tissues in the walls of the vagina. Viveve is virtually painless and very safe because it uses radiofrequency technology to address vaginal issues
Often, we recommend a combination of these treatments for the best possible result. Dr. Katherine also likes to recommend healthful lifestyle choices, nutrition, and stress reduction techniques as additional measures to ensure a happy and optimally “functional” life. You can find everything you need to regain your youthful zest for life and vitality at OSMD!