Women and men face physical changes as they get older that significantly impact their ability to have a fulfilling sexual life. Half of all postmenopausal women experience vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, while 10-25% of andropausal men aged 40-70 develop erectile dysfunction. At HealthCare Partners Family Medicine, Nelson Kraucak, MD, FAAP, and Gretta Ellis, ARNP, offer an array of safe and effective treatments that help women and men regain their ability to enjoy sexual intercourse. To schedule an appointment, call the office in The Villages, Florida, or use the online booking system.
Vaginal childbirth, hormonal changes, and age-related muscle changes lead to vaginal laxity, or loose vaginal tissues.
Women also develop vaginal problems after menopause, as the decline in estrogen causes vaginal tissues to become dry, thin, and less elastic. This condition, called vaginal atrophy, affects about half of all postmenopausal women.
If you have vaginal atrophy, you’ll develop symptoms, such as:
You have two synergistic and cumulative options for reversing the above symptoms. You can take BHRT AND use vaginal laser treatment FemiLift®.
FemiLift is an advanced CO2 laser that’s specially designed to gently and painlessly treat the inside of your vagina. As the laser heats structures in your vaginal lining, it triggers collagen production and improves blood flow.
Following FemiLift treatment, the boost in collagen restores strength, elasticity, and thickness to the vaginal walls.
These changes work together to effectively relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy and laxity. FemiLift can also help diminish stress urinary incontinence.
Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to have an erection or to keep an erection long enough to have intercourse. To have a strong erection, penile blood flow, nerves, and spongy tissues must be in good working condition at the same time.
Many different health conditions can affect erectile dysfunction, including:
Of all the potential underlying health problems, vascular disease is one of the most common. Clogged arteries block blood flow, which in turn causes erectile dysfunction.
Medications, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, and mental health issues such as stress, anger, and depression can all affect your ability to have an erection.
The team at HealthCare Partners Family Medicine offers holistic, integrative medicine, which means they consider all the lifestyle factors that may be involved and recommend changes.
Your first line of treatment may include taking steps such as stopping smoking, limiting alcohol, or losing weight. You may also need to learn ways to cope with stress and anxiety if they factor into your erectile dysfunction.
The use of sound wave treatment to the suprapubic area, penis, and perineum may improve your quality and quantity of erections. This is achieved using sound wave technology. Using the Storz sound wave generator and followed by pulse magnetic wave therapy, the team at HealthCare Partners can help improve your ED symptoms.
Effective treatments are available for vaginal rejuvenation and erectile dysfunction; call HealthCare Partners Family Medicine or schedule an appointment online.