Low levels of estrogen during menopause cause more than just hot flashes. Many women don’t know that vaginal tissue is also very dependent on estrogen.
A groundbreaking new laser treatment is now available to rejuvenate the vaginal skin, making it more elastic and more moist. The MonaLisa Touch treatment is a painless procedure, performed in the office, that stimulates the production of new collagen and restores the vagina to a state similar to before menopause.
The procedure is done in three brief sessions over the course of six weeks. Schedule an appointment to learn more about this revolutionary therapy.
Bladder & Bowel Control
Pelvic floor muscles can weaken as women age and result in problems with bladder and bowel control. Although women often suffer in silence, these conditions are more common than you might think. Four in 10 women over age 60 will experience debilitating urinary incontinence, and one in four adult women will have problems with her bowels.
Few issues are more distressing than incontinence. Fortunately, a number of therapies are available to help women regain control and improve their quality of life—from pelvic floor muscle exercises, to medications, to the Medtronic InterStim system that uses an electronic device to stimulate the sacral nerves.
An evaluation can start you on the road to a better quality of life.
In the case of severe pelvic floor disorders, surgery may be required. The muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor can become so weakened that they can no longer support the bladder, uterous or other pelvic organs. Known as pelvic organ prolapse, this conditions results when the pelvic organs fall out of place.
Surgical options are available to treat this and other conditions that may not be alleviated with medication or device therapy.
Along with clinical therapies, there are several at-home strategies that can help women strengthen their pelvic floor muscles, retrain their bladders and achieve improvement in their symptoms and in their quality of life. Follow the link below for more detailed information.