Sexual Wellness

What are some of key issues impacting sexual wellness amongst men and woman?

It is common for people to talk about their health issues but it is rare for people to discuss their sexual wellness. Yet the issue of sexual wellness can greatly impact an individual’s confidence and overall sense of general wellbeing. As we age our sex life begins to decline, it is common to experience a diminished desire to have sex because it is not as stimulating, pleasant or rewarding as it once was.

Vaginal Relaxation Syndrome (VRS) and Vaginal Atrophy are common sexual wellness problems for women. VRS is when there is a increased level of laxity within the vaginal wall and Vaginal Atrophy describes is when the walls of the vagina thin and resulting in a loss of lubrication.  These issues can occur as a result of natural ageing, pregnancy and childbirth, natural or induced menopause, or any illness that interferes with normal female hormonal balance.

VRS can have a strong impact on women’s sexual wellness as the loss of friction during intercourse can lead to a reduction in sexual satisfaction for both partners. While vaginal atrophy leads to a loss of lubrication in the vaginal mucosa and can also have a profound effect on sexual function and quality of life.

It is also common for women suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence. This is when small amounts of urine leak during activities that put additional pressure on the abdominal wall, such as coughing sneezing or lifting weights. This happens because the muscles supporting the urethra have lost their strength; this can be as a result of damage to the pelvic support structure during pregnancy and childbirth or even as a consequence of frequent physical or athletic activity.

The health of the urinary tract is closely linked to vaginal symptoms such as the absence of oestrogens.  This leads to frequent nocturnal urination, urinary urgency, painful urination, stress urinary incontinence and post-coital infections.

Erectile dysfunction or impotence is the inability to achieve and maintain an erection. Erectile dysfunction is a common sexual wellness issue that can lead to stress, affect self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems.

What are the available treatment options for these issues?

Until recently treatment options were limited; they were invasive and poor in outcome (in the case of surgery); relatively ineffective (in the case of exercise and oral medication); or had a high risks of unwanted side effects (in the case of medication). Luckily new treatment options are available.

LOTUS GynoLaser

The LOTUS GynoLaser represents a new generation in treatment for vaginal laxity and atrophy. It uses proven CO2 laser technology, one of the most powerful and efficient laser technologies.

The LOTUS GynoLaser treatment stimulates the mucosal (mucous-making) tissue of the vagina and promotes neocollagensi, enriching the mucous membrane with new, more tensed and elastic collagen. It also helps restore the natural PH of the vaginal mucosa. Flexibility, strength and moisture content are all improved, resulting in a tighter and better-lubricated vaginal wall.

The LOTUS GynoLaser is also an effect treatment for stress urinary incontinence. The LOTUS GynoLaser treats the mucous layers of the upper vaginal wall, stimulating the connective tissue to produce more collagen, which restores and improves the mucosa.

Women who suffer from Stress Urinary Incontinence have a significantly less collagen in their cells. Collagen maintains the strength and elasticity of cell and tissue structure, and its loss is believed to reduce the ability of the pelvic floor muscles to support the urinary tract. The LOTUS GynoLaser tightens the vaginal walls, which also has a positive effect on the strength and ability of the pelvic muscles to perform their role in bladder control.

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