Timeless Intimacy with Dr. Edward, is where we uncover issues of sexual health, intimacy and the components of wellness that are specific to painful sex and menopause.
Dr. Edward Tangchitnob is a board certified OBGYN who has developed a unique, effective and holistic combination proceedure to help patients make sex pleasureable again.
In today’s episode Dr. Edward is discussing hormones and how important they are to our bodies. He gives us the breakdown on 6 of them and how they affect us when they are not at the levels they should be.
Keep listening in the coming weeks as Dr. Edward does a deep dive into the issues around sexual health and intimacy. He is giving us his knowledge about these issues that affect all of us as we age, you won’t want to miss it.
In This Episode:
[00:37] Dr Edward tells us that hormones or chemical messengers are created by the body to communicate to different parts of the body.
[01:10] We are living past our hormones now and we as a society are seeing the effects of what happens when the hormones run out.
[02:00] Dr Edward starts at the top and talks about testosterone, it is the get up and go hormone.
[03:03] In women when testosterone is highest is when they feel most attractive and they have energy and they feel more sexual.
[03:55] One of the original medications for endometriosis was a modified testosterone called Danzen.
[04:45] Estrogen is the next hormone Dr. Edward discusses, it is responsible for determining the quality of certain tissues, particularly vaginal mucosa.
[05:42] Women complain that sex is very painful and bladder incontinence.
[06:40] There are many other estrogen-mediated complaints like mental clarity, falling asleep but not able to stay asleep, insomnia, hot flashes.
[06:59] Thyroid is another hormone that is often overlooked but it is very critical for the body’s function.
[07:39] He is finding that patients are now sick with euthyroid syndrome, the lab values are normal but they don’t feel normal.
[08:24] Thyroid is extremely important in terms of determining intimacy performance.
[08:54] Prolactin is another hormone that could potentially inhibit or interfere with orgasm or intimacy.
[09:33] Oxytocin is known as the love bonding hormone, it is released generally after orgasm.
[10:18] Progesterone is one of the feel good hormones so when there is a lack of it in the system it can really affect the female intimacy portion of their lives.
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