Every bit as valuable as physical and mental health, and often intertwined with the two, a woman’s sexual health and wellness are vital components to their overall wellbeing. However, there are a number of factors, both physical and mental, that can lead to problems with vaginal health. Age, childbirth, stress, anxiety, and more can all affect vaginal function and make intimacy with your partner a challenge.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live your life frustrated or embarrassed by issues with your sexual health! Forum Health offers comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation in Rochester, MI with our FemiWave treatments. Whether you’re dealing with a lowered sex drive, vaginal dryness, urinary incontinence, or painful sex, our team of medical professionals can help.
Read on to learn more about what FemiWave is, how it works, and all of the ways the staff at Forum Health can help improve your sexual wellness!
Common Vaginal Health Problems
Though problems with vaginal function can happen at any age, those most susceptible tend to be older women who have gone through menopause. With age comes a loss in your body’s natural hormone production, which causes the vaginal tissue to weaken and lose elasticity.
However, age isn’t the only factor when it comes to vaginal health. About 30 to 40 percent of women experience some type of sexual dysfunction, meaning that women of all ages can be affected. The same can be said for physical issues like bladder control, with 1 in 4 women experiencing urinary incontinence. Below are two of the common problems that may require vaginal rejuvenation in Rochester to treat.
Female sexual dysfunction can occur due to a variety of reasons not exclusive to age. For instance, common health conditions such as diabetes or arthritis can lead to problems with vaginal function. Women who are frequent drinkers, smokers, or drug users may also experience problems.
Blood flow disorders certainly play a role as well, as the labia, clitoris, and vagina as a whole need proper blood flow in order to achieve arousal. Changes in hormone levels are also another common reason, and not just due to the natural decrease in hormones as you age. Women can experience vaginal dryness and a loss of sex drive due to reduced hormone levels both during pregnancy and after childbirth, as well as in the aftermath of a surgical procedure.
Mental and psychological issues can also impact your sex life. For those with mental health conditions like anxiety and depression, it can be a double-edge sword. Not only can depression and anxiety make sex difficult due to lack of interest or low self confidence, but common medications can make intmacy a huge challenge. This is especially true with selective serotonin uptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which can potentially lower your sex drive and make it difficult to orgasm.
Even your past history and day-to-day struggles can cause an impact. For instance, women who’ve experienced some type of past abuse or trauma may experience a fear of intimacy that makes intercourse difficult.
This is also true of a stressful job or home life, which may make it difficult to get in the mood or make it challenging to focus on enjoyment. Some deeper-rooted problems (or loss of attraction) with your partner or spouse may also cause challenges when it comes to wanting or enjoy sex.
Urinary incontinence refers to the inability to control one’s bladder. This can result in unfortunate urine leaks or an immediate urge to go. Though the condition does affect men as well, it’s much more prevalent in women due to health events such as pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
Additionally, urinary incontinence problems are similar to ones with female sexual dysfunction in that they both are especially prevalent in older women. It can even be the sign of a larger underlying health problem. Some common symptoms include:
- Frequent urination
- Urine leakage while coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising
- A sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate
- Disturbed sleep due to frequent urination
- Urinating while asleep
- And more
Two common types of urinary incontinence we see at our clinics in Rochester, Clarkson, Shelby, West Bloomfield and Novi include stress incontinence and urge incontinence.
Stress incontinence, which occurs often in younger women, happens when there’s pressure on the bladder or urethra, causing the body to work harder in order to urinate. This can cause leaking during strenuous or unexpected movements.
Urge incontinence refers to an overactive bladder, which causes the aforementioned sudden need to urinate. This can lead to a person going to the restroom an abnormal amount if they even make it on time. People can also have a combination of both, which is known as mixed incontinence.
Regardless of which type you have, urinary incontinence can be an incredible inconvenience that’s often embarrassing to talk about or deal with. The physical, mental, and even social toll that it takes can lead to an overall decline in wellness. Fortunately, FemiWave treatments from Forum Health can help reverse the symptoms of stress urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction with comprehensive vaginal rejuvenation in Rochester, MI!
What is FemiWave and How Does it Work?
FemiWave is a proven, advanced device that helps restore both function and sensation to the vaginal area. FemiWave uses shockwave therapy, which has been around for years with numerous clinical studies showing its efficacy in increasing blood flow and restoring tissue.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of FemiWave is the fact that it’s a nonsurgical procedure. In fact, the treatment is completely noninvasive, and provides little to no discomfort. Instead of paying for an expensive surgery, women across Michigan can enjoy the benefits of a highly advanced treatment with no additional downtime.
One of the most effective tools for improving vaginal health and function, the FemiWave device provides complete vaginal rejuvenation in Rochester through low-intensity sound waves (also referred to as acoustic wave therapy) to restore sensation and natural lubrication.
The procedure increases cell signaling in blood vessels, which increases blood flow to nerves and the vaginal lining.
The FemiWave procedure in West Bloomfield activates the growth of healthier vaginal tissue. This process, called neurogenesis, enhances sensitivity in the vagina and can make orgasms easier to achieve. FemiWave restores the ability to lubricate and can reduce pain experienced during intercourse.
Vaginal Rejuvenation With FemiWave
Before beginning treatment for vaginal rejuvenation, our providers will meet with you for a one-on-one consultation. Here, we’ll gain a better understanding of your needs, your challenges, and your goals for treatment.
After your consultation, we’ll schedule a date for treatment and perform the procedure in one of our highly sanitized treatment rooms. The FemiWave device then provides complete vaginal rejuvenation through its one-of-a-kind technology.
For urinary incontinence, increasing blood flow to the vagina helps to tighten and strengthen muscles and reduces the vaginal tissue laxity that is especially prevalent with stress incontinence. Because FemiWave provides both internal and external treatment of the vagina, we’re able to treat issues related to sexual dysfunction as well. This includes increasing sensation and arousal leading to increased lubrication and an ability to achieve better orgasms.
Even if you aren’t dealing with any specific vaginal or sexual health and wellness issues, you can still benefit from vaginal rejuvenation in Rochester, MI with FemiWave. Because, let’s be honest, better sex leads to an even better quality of life. FemiWave treatments can help make good sex even better and help you avoid potential future issues down the line!
You can also pair your FemiWave treatments with some of our other vaginal rejuvenation treatments in Rochester, Novi, Shelby, West Bloomfield and Clarkston. One of the most popular pairings we do with FemiWave is the platelet-rich Plasma O-Shot, which uses your own body’s concentrated growth factors to provide further sexual enhancement while treating minor urinary incontinence.
Patients tend to experience some of the benefits, like improved function and sensitivity, after just 30 days, with full results coming after about 6 to 10 sessions. These results usually last about 2 to 3 years, depending on the patient, after which we strongly recommend yearly maintenance treatments for continued success.
Start Your Vaginal Rejuvenation in Rochester, MI — Visit Forum Health Today!
More than just a weight loss clinic in Michigan, Forum Health is at the forefront of the latest women’s health technology. We offer a dedicated staff of medical professionals who care about your health and wellness and will work tirelessly to assist you in finding long-term solutions. We are highly trained, and highly experienced, and we want to help you!
If you’re struggling with sexual dysfunction or urinary incontinence, please reach out to us today. Our team will happily go over all of your options and answer any questions you may have about your sexual health or the FemiWave treatment process.
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