The Key to Happiness as a Menopausal Woman
When women reach the age of menopause their bodies become their worst enemy. A woman’s hormones become deficient which wreaks havoc on her body by creating a number of different problems such as: reduced libido and sexual function, vaginal dryness, increased body fat and decreased muscle mass, fatigue, lethargy, depression, anxiety, irritability, lack of motivation, creativity and self-confidence. What a woman used to do in her 20’s to stay fit just doesn’t cut it anymore. Women usually gain weight in their mid-section during the pre-menopause or menopause stage and no matter how intensely they diet and exercise they just can’t get rid of the pooch. They become frustrated and overwhelmed with the feeling that no matter what they do they can’t stay fit and lose the extra weight they’ve gained. No woman feels sexy when she’s carrying extra weight and a pooch. This lack of self-confidence reduces libido and affects her performance in the bedroom. Everyone knows that a healthy sex life is the key to happiness whether you’re a man or a woman.
A Women and Hormones
The first step to gaining control over the negative effects of menopause is to understand the difference in synthetic hormones versus bioidentical hormones. A bioidentical hormone has a chemical structure that is identical to the hormone naturally produced by the body. We refer to them as NATURAL because they are natural to the human body. Natural hormones cannot be patented by drug companies. Synthetic hormones have a structure similar to, but not exactly the same, as a hormone produced by your body. These chemical differences mean that the synthetic hormone acts differently and produces substantially different effects. Natural (bio identical) and synthetic hormones should not be considered the same or used interchangeably. They are entirely different. A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones whereas the medical literature supports no harmful effects of natural hormones, only beneficial effects. Some of the beneficial effects of bioidentical hormones include increased bone mineral density, better hair, nails and skin improved, sexual desire, improved cognitive function, increase ability to cope with stress, decreased heart disease, improved blood sugar and insulin levels, reduction of fat levels, increase self-confidence, improved mood and well-being.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Starting hormone replacement therapy is just the first step in making a healthy life change. It must be accompanied by eating healthy and exercising regularly. It is important to get plenty of protein in the diet to help build muscle and improve metabolism. Healthy fats such as eggs, avocados, salmon, tuna, nuts and olive oil are essential foods that need to be a part of the daily diet. Exercising 5 days a week for an hour a day is necessary to improve metabolism, build muscle, and improve lean body mass. Try to spend 30 minutes a day doing some type of aerobic activity such as walking, jogging, riding the bike, rowing, or using the elliptical machine. Committing to 30 minutes of cardio will improve cardiovascular endurance and burn fat. The other 30 minutes of your hour workout needs to be spent lifting weights and toning. As we age our muscles start to deteriorate but lifting weights and doing other weight bearing exercises help to build muscle.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is the catalyst that gets the body back in tune with the way it needs to be operating. HRT does improve sexual libido but sometimes a woman needs more than that to help her reach full sexual satisfaction. The O-Shot (Orgasm Shot) is a revolutionary, all-natural, and non-surgical procedure that uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate and revitalize vaginal and clitoral function. Dr. Harry Collins is trained and certified to perform the O-Shot procedure by the inventor Dr. Charles Runels.
The O-Shot harvests a woman’s own healing agents (called platelets) and applies them to two specific areas, one near the clitoris and one inside the vagina. Platelets play an essential role in the way your body heals injuries. When activated, they release large amounts of several growth factors that stimulate growth and repair. The Orgasm Shot works by separating out the platelets from the other components of the blood and turning them into an injection full of platelet-rich plasma.
Once injected, the platelets immediately activate the body’s localized stem cells and begin rejuvenating and revitalizing vaginal and clitoral function. This results in increased sensitivity and improved overall sexual response.
Although each woman’s experience can be different, here is a list of the positive changes that have been reported after having the O-Shot performed:
- Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
- Younger, smoother lips of the vagina
- A tighter vaginal opening
- Stronger orgasm
- More frequent orgasm
- Increased sexual desire
- Increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm
- Decreased pain for those with Sexual Pain Disorder
- Increased natural lubrication
- Decreased urinary incontinence
As women get older they begin to lose collagen in the skin on their face, arms, legs, and even their vagina. The loss of collagen causes our skin to look like crepe paper and lose its elasticity. When vaginal collagen is broken down, side effects can include Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), where urine leakage occurs during coughing, sneezing, laughing or anything else that increases abdominal pressure. Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation stimulates collagen regeneration through the heat of a pain-free laser, and results are immediate. Collagen is restored to the tissue of the vagina, plumping it up so that the walls expand and make the vaginal canal smaller. This can lead to greater comfort and sensation with many patients reporting surprising benefits after the procedure, from improved sexual experience to increased control over urinary incontinence.
So don’t let menopause prevent you from feeling your best. Hormone Replacement Therapy can get you back to feeling energetic again and enjoying life the way you did in your twenties. Having a satisfactory sex life is a key component in any relationship and the O shot or Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation may be the answer to getting the kind of sexual performance and satisfaction you’ve been lacking.
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