Dr. Edward is discussing birth control pills and their effect on a woman's libido, the benefits of vitamin D and how the older we get the less hormones we have. He also talks about surgery to repair the labia, tighten up the vagina and bringing the bladder back up.
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:
[00:35] Dr Edward starts off by discussing birth control pill and that women on them actually end up increasing the sex hormone binding globulin portion of the bloodstream.
[01:12] Birth control can have two different effects on women, it decreases the rate of ovulation and can decrease the desire to have sex as well.
[01:29] Dr Edward says that in his practice he sees a lot of patience with polycystic ovarian syndrome in which women have to much testosterone.
[02:17] Vitamin D is one of Dr Edwards favorite vitamins, it works more like a hormone. It serves as a cofactor for many biochemical processes of the body.
[03:28] Hormones are an extremely important part of how we feel as human beings and how our body’s function.
[03:42] Hormones lower with every decade we live and has an impact on intimacy and intimacy functions.
[04:24] If you would like to have your labs looked at or a listing of all the different hormones we’ve talked about you can go to www.tangchitnobmd.com/hormones.
[04:38] Dr Edward chats with us about having optimal intimacy and the anatomical component to this issue.
[05:10] When the hormones begin to decrease in the body particularly estrogen and testosterone you get a term called uterovagnial prolapse.
[05:43] Dr Edward says one way of treating this is by inserting a space occupying pessary that can hold up the uterus and parts of the bladder.
[06:32] He likes to counsel patients about different approaches to surgery.
[08:03] Dr Edward was trained by Dr. Red Alinsod who has pioneered many of the novel approaches for labiaplasty.
[09:03] Dr Edward also discusses a vaginoplasty which is a modified posterior repair and can tighten up the area.
[10:03] He also discusses the anterior compartment that has the bladder, they can bring the bladder up with cystocele repair.
[10:23] If you would like to see what a restored labia looks like you can go to www.tangchitnob.com/intimacysurgery.
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