Sexual Wellness Specialist
Loss of sexual desire and physical changes that interfere with sexual intercourse often occur as men and women get older, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a sluggish sex life. Contact Daniel Lebowitz, MD, at World Wellness Health Institute in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, to learn about the treatments available to rejuvenate your sexuality.
Sexual Wellness Q & A
Is sexual rejuvenation necessary and important?
Normal physical changes that occur in men and women as they get older often interfere with having a healthy sex life. Changing hormones can impact sexual desire and sexual function — men may experience erectile dysfunction, while vaginal changes make sex painful for women.
Loss of a sex life doesn’t have to be a part of normal aging. The changes are real, but they can be treated. While the goal is sexual rejuvenation, restoring your sex life may also boost your overall health by:
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing the risk of prostate cancer
- Reducing stress
- Improving mood
- Reducing the number of headaches
What sexual wellness treatments does Dr. Lebowitz offer?
Dr. Lebowitz offers these treatments to help men and women overcome low sexual desire and difficulty having sex:
Priapus Shot®: The Priapus Shot is used to improve sexual performance in men who have erectile dysfunction. When platelet-rich plasma is injected into the penis, it increases blood flow, stimulates the production of new cells, and improves the ability to maintain an erection. This treatment is recommended for men whose ability to have an erection is affected by an enlarged prostate or drug side effects.
Andropause treatment for men: In about 30% of men, levels of testosterone take a significant dive after the age of 50. Since testosterone is responsible for male characteristics, low levels result in a low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, loss of lean muscle mass, an increase in body fat, and mood swings. These problems can be treated with hormone replacement therapy, such as a testosterone gel, patch, injection, or pellets injected under the skin.
Vaginal rejuvenation using O-Shot®: During menopause, about half of women lose sexual desire. Dr. Lebowitz uses the O-Shot — platelet-enriched plasma injected into the vaginal wall near the clitoris — to restore sex drive and enhance orgasms.
How does Dr. Lebowitz improve sexual health during menopause?
As women reach menopause, declining levels of estrogen also affect their sex life. Their desire to engage in sexual intercourse goes down and, when they do have sex, they frequently have pain due to dryness and physical changes in the vagina. Dr. Lebowitz treats these problems and rejuvenates sexual desire with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Bio-identical hormones are structurally identical to women’s natural hormones. As they restore estrogen back to its normal level, women regain a healthy sex life and more, as estrogen also restores skin elasticity and helps prevent osteoporosis.
*Individual results may vary