Many women who have passed their childbearing years believe they have to live with vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence. They may leak urine when they laugh, sneeze or exercise. They may find sexual intercourse painful but think it is normal. Discomfort is seen as part of getting older, and many give up on ever getting relief. This leaves them frustrated, and their partners aren’t very happy either about their lack of interest in sex. Surgery can be used to treat incontinence but dryness was typically only addressed through the use of lubricants. However, there’s a treatment that is not surgically invasive which is getting lots of attention: it’s called the O-Shot and there is said to be little to no pain or downtime associated with the procedure.
The O-Shot is an improvement on the original Orgasm Shot which was invented by Dr. Charles Runels. It addresses many of the sexual and bladder function problems which older women face. It involved injecting the woman with growth factors from her own blood plasma. This also stimulates the vagina and clitoris and tackles many of the concerns in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Before we get into details about the O-Shot, let’s look at why women face sexual challenges as they age.
Sexual Problems in Menopausal and Post-Menopausal Women
Testosterone and estrogen levels drop in post-menopausal women. This leads to physical changes in the body and often, a lower sex drive. Many older women find they are not aroused as easily. Meanwhile, lower levels of estrogen also lead to a drop in the vagina’s blood supply. This can cause vaginal dryness which makes sex uncomfortable or painful. Women may also become less interested in sex as they get older because of:
- Problems with bladder control
- Depression and anxiety
- Sleep problems
- Health concerns
They typically treat bladder incontinence with a surgical procedure called the sling method. This procedure is expensive and painful and results in a lot of downtimes. It also leaves scarring which can make sex painful. However, this is not the only solution. The O-Shot, by contrast, is minimally invasive and non-surgical. It addresses vaginal dryness, incontinence, and diminished sexual desire and response.
- Relieves painful sexual intercourse
- Increases clitoral sensitivity
- Improves the skin texture of the vulva
- Tightens the vaginal opening for more pleasurable intercourse
- Causes more intense and more frequent orgasms
- Treats urinary incontinence
There are two varieties of the O-Shot. One contains only platelet-rich plasma while other combines PRP with Biologic Allograft (stem cells). The blood is drawn from the patient and then the platelets are separated activated with ozone. These growth factors lead to healing, repair and increased blood flow in the vaginal area; the results can last for as long as a year and a half. Biologic Allograft can greatly enhance these results, which is harvested from the umbilical cord of babies born via C-section. There is no possibility or allergy or rejection. Combined with PRP, the rejuvenation can last up to four years.
The procedure takes about 20 to 30 minutes and it is not painful. The doctor applies a numbing cream and the PRP solution is injected into the clitoris first and then the G-spot. The clitoris is only injected if the woman wants increased sexual function. If bladder concerns are the issue, the doctor only injects the G-spot. There is usually no downtime and the patient can resume normal activity on the same day. Many women report that they feel results overnight.
If you are suffering from incontinence, painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness or reduced sexual arousal, don’t give up. It is very likely that you can be free of your bladder and vaginal problems. When you visit Forum Health Greenville, the first thing we will do is test your hormonal levels. If any of your levels are too low, we will address that concern. Sometimes replacing your hormones is the only thing that needs correcting to fix your sexual problems. Kegel exercises can also help with bladder incontinence and sexual satisfaction.
However, if you still have trouble reaching orgasm or you’re still leaking urine, the O-Shot may be for you. It can be embarrassing to talk about these intimate matters, however, it’s the only way to get the help you need. Our highly trained staff will handle your case with the utmost discretion and dignity. Call us today to discuss your case. We can also help you get relief from those common problems faced by menopausal and post-menopausal women.
Contact us today at 855.230.0175 to schedule a 15-minute FREE consultation to discuss your health needs and goals.