Women: Take Charge of Your Sexual Health This Year

Sex is a healthy part of normal human life. Naturally, it comes in handy when you’re growing your family, but it can also strengthen your heart, lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, help you sleep better, and even reduce pain. 

So if you’re not having sex, or you’re not having satisfying sex, you’re missing out on some significant health benefits. Here at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, our team of expert physicians can help you regain your sexual health and rediscover the joy of intimacy. 

What is sexual health?

Sex is more than just a physical act, it’s a complex orchestration that involves your brain, organs, glands, nerves, muscles, emotions, and hormones. When these parts work in harmony, you can be ready, willing, and able to participate in sexual activity, but if any one of them is out of whack, sex can become painful, undesireable, and nonexistent. Let’s fix that.

How hormones affect your sexual health

Your body produces multiple types of hormones, but the ones that control your sexual health are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone (yes, women have testosterone, too). Together, they regulate several bodily functions, including:

During certain phases of your life, these hormones surge and wane, such as during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause. But they tend to go back to normal once the phase has passed. When they don’t, you may notice some big changes in your sex life.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT)

When imbalanced hormones are the culprit behind your so-so sex life, the solution may be as simple as replacing the ones you’re missing and bringing everything back to normal levels. Too much or too little estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone can cause a lack of sexual desire (low libido) and put you at risk for osteoporosis and weight gain.

A Balanced Medical Solutions, we treat hormone deficiencies with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which we believe is a better alternative to the older treatments that are manufactured from pregnant mares’ urine.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants and provide you with an exact molecular match to your own hormones, so there are few, if any, side effects. We can either implant a small pellet under your skin that releases predetermined doses of only the hormones you need, or you can opt for other delivery methods, such as oral pills or topical solutions.

And if you’re experiencing menopause symptoms, including hot flashes, night sweats, sleeplessness, fatigue, and vaginal dryness, we can target those issues with BHRT as well.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for vaginal health

We mentioned that a drop in your hormones (particularly estrogen) can cause vaginal dryness, but it’s worth discussing a little further. It’s probably obvious that having a dry vagina can make it hard to have sex and be a bit uncomfortable, but that’s an understatement. Dry sex is downright painful and sometimes impossible.

Lubrication is essential for successful sex and the health of your vagina. Without that necessary moisture, you’re more susceptible to urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacterial infections, and torn vaginal tissues.

In addition to BHRT, platelet-rich plasma therapy offers an excellent, minimally invasive way to restore your vaginal health. We take a small sample of blood from your arm, process it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets, and inject the serum with a very thin needle into your vaginal tissue.

We numb the area first, so you won’t feel a thing, but it won’t take long before you feel the powerful effects. Your platelets contain growth factors that trigger a healing effect at the cellular level. As your tissue regenerates over the next few weeks and months, you regain your vaginal lubrication, your ability to have sex, and your desire for it as well, not to mention the out-of-this-world orgasms that are commonly reported after receiving a PRP treatment.

Don’t settle for less than great sex

If you’re experiencing painful sex, lack of desire for sex, or unsatisfying sex, you’re missing out on one of life’s great pleasures, as well as some key medical benefits. Take charge of your sexual health this year — contact us by phone or online at Balanced Medical Solutions in Hayward, California, to schedule a consultation with one of our sexual health experts.

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