Discussing “Below the Belt” Issues can be Difficult
All women have the same body parts and functions, so why are issues below the belt such an uncomfortable topic to discuss? After all, we have all seen the ads for erectile dysfunction over and over again. But when it comes to women’s sexual dysfunction and vaginal health, it is a hushed topic in public settings. This could be a large part of why women find it difficult to discuss their sexuality and health issues when they occur. If you are one of the many women in the Dallas, Plano and Frisco, Texas area experiencing sexual dysfunction because of declining vaginal health, do not be embarrassed to contact Mona Lisa Partners. Our board certified OBGYNs and urologists are experienced at discussing, understanding and providing treatment options for a common part of aging, vaginal atrophy. A treatment option that continues to gain popularity is the MonaLisa Touch™ laser that is designed to increase vaginal health with safe and controlled CO2 energy.
Why it is Important to Discuss Declining Vaginal Health
Did you know there is a high prevalence of sexual function concerns in women of all ages? Studies suggest that about one-third of young and middle-aged women experience some form of dysfunction, and about half of older women. The most common issues include a low sexual desire, lack of pleasure and painful sexual intercourse. If these issues below the belt are so common, why are women not discussing them?
For many women, the concerns of declining vaginal health and sexual dysfunction are more than just physical. Women often experience shame, guilt and stress that they no longer desire sex with their partner or if it is painful during and after intercourse because of vaginal changes.
It is important all women experiencing any sort of dysfunction talk with their healthcare provider about the issue. Even though women often feel they are the first one to experience and discuss a problem, countless individuals have been before them in the same shoes.
A healthy sex life is important to both partners. Many issues associated with sex can be addressed in a simple manner, such as painful intercourse.
The MonaLisa Touch™ Laser can Help with Painful Intercourse
Painful intercourse is associated with vaginal atrophy and the body’s natural aging process in many cases. Painful intercourse and vaginal dryness are typically associated with declining estrogen levels. Estrogen is the hormone responsible for helping maintain the vagina’s natural fluid, as well as keeping the vagina’s lining healthy, elastic and thick. During and after menopause, the drop in estrogen levels reduces female lubrication and causes the walls of the vagina to become less elastic and thinner, leading to painful intercourse.
The MonaLisa Touch laser is an innovative vaginal atrophy treatment that utilizes CO2 energy in order to restore vaginal health quickly and painlessly. Through the use of a laser probe, controlled energy is delivered to the vaginal tissue. The energy is designed to revitalize the cells in the vaginal tissue to help produce additional collagen, an essential ingredient in vaginal cell health.
Do you have an issue below the belt? Contact the office of Mona Lisa Partners today. Our physicians are available to discuss the MonaLisa Touch™ laser and how it can help return vaginal health.