Sexual Health As You Age
It’s a problem we’re familiar with hearing about from our patients: they don’t quite have the boundless bedroom energy they had in their 20s. Things aren’t working as flawlessly “down there.” But just because you’re gaining another number doesn’t mean you should stop enjoying sexual activity. Now more than ever, there are methods of maintaining your sexual health into your golden years and beyond!
How The Novus Center Does It Differently
At The Novus Anti-Aging Center in Los Angeles, the sexual health and well-being of patients is one of the top priorities of Board-Certified Physician Assistant and CEO Stephanie Wolff, Center Director David Dumbroski, and our dedicated team of experts. We care deeply about what our patients have been going through on this very personal journey. During your consultation, we’ll privately discuss your specific concerns and how our procedures may be able to help.
How Does the Aging Process Affect Men’s Sexual Health?
While men theoretically retain full sexual functionality throughout their lifetimes, erectile dysfunction (ED) can hamper those abilities. The causes of ED can be both mental and physical. On the mental side can be specific life experiences that damage the male’s self-confidence and ability to obtain an erection, such as PTSD.
However, physical ailments that can develop over time, like Peyronie’s Disease, prostate cancer, diabetes, nerve damage, high blood pressure, and hormone imbalances, can also result in erectile dysfunction. Often, it’s a combination of things. The results of these conditions are usually the inability to achieve or maintain an erection, lower libido, duller sensation, and/or weaker orgasms.
How Does the Aging Process Affect Women’s Sexual Health?
For women, sexual health frequently starts to change when perimenopause begins and continues to be affected during and after menopause. Over the course of these hormonal changes, women may notice:
- Lower libido
- Less sensation
- Difficulty achieving orgasm or weaker orgasms
- Vaginal dryness or pain
- Breast tenderness
- Urinary incontinence
Of course, the hormonal changes stemming from menopause aren’t the only causes of female sexual dysfunction. Other natural life stages like pregnancy and breastfeeding can also affect women’s sexual health, both hormonally and emotionally. And just like men, women too are affected by psychological issues like anxiety and trauma, as well as physical injuries and health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and bladder problems.
Which Treatments Can Help?
We’re proud to be on the cutting edge of sexual wellness medicine, offering multiple treatment options depending on each patient’s symptoms and goals. For example, if the issue is hormonal, we can perform treatments using peptides, stem cells and exosomes, and testosterone and estrogen balancing.
If the decline in your sexual health has more physical causes, the growth factors from platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be used to improve sensation and blood flow as well as repair damaged tissue. This process is called the P-Shot® for men and the O-Shot® for women.
Alternatively, men have experienced incredible improvements in erection strength and stamina with the help of NOVOWave™ shockwave therapy. For women, we have Viveve®, a device used to improve laxity and sensation while also reducing urinary incontinence.
Don’t Let Your Age Dictate Your Sex Life
It’s time to reclaim your youth and get back to the sex life you know you deserve. If you’re interested in one or more of our non-surgical, rapid-recovery sexual wellness procedures, contact The Novus Anti-Aging Center in Los Angeles today to schedule your initial consultation.