The O-Shot® and P-Shot®: The Answer to Better Sexual Health
As you get older, the hormones that define gender start to subside. It’s a natural part of life, as your reproductive years come to an end. This time is called menopause in women and andropause in men, and the effects vary from person to person. Some hardly notice the transition, while others undergo significant physical, mental, and emotional changes.
Conventional treatment relies on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as an across-the-board answer, even when most people have only a few symptoms associated with low hormone levels. While Dr. Carolyn Kochert prefers the more natural bioidentical HRT, which is hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces, this isn’t the right choice for everyone.
Dr. Kochert specializes in regenerative medicine techniques that show promise in treating some of the symptoms of falling hormones with a non-hormonal alternative. A visit to Dr. Kochert Pain & Health in Lafayette, Indiana, offers up the naturally derived O-Shot® and P-Shot® to help you regain your sexual health.
PRP: The common denominator
Both the O-Shot and P-Shot are injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy that address some of the genital changes brought on by menopause and andropause.
PRP starts with a small sample of your blood, less than what’s taken during routine blood tests. It’s processed through a centrifuge to isolate platelets, blood particles crucial to your body’s repair systems. The platelets are mixed with a small amount of your plasma, the liquid portion of blood, to make your PRP.
Re-injected into your body in precise ways, PRP jumpstarts the natural restoration of genital function.
O-Shot: the women’s answer
Menopause can be a time of sexual freedom now that the worry about pregnancy is gone. However, lower estrogen levels affect the function of the vagina as well as the urinary tract, resulting in a collection of symptoms called the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM).
The O-Shot produces sometimes surprising results. It prompts the body to increase its natural lubrication so that vaginal dryness is alleviated, reducing the incidence of painful intercourse. Urge incontinence and other urinary tract problems may fade as well.
Many patients report an increase in libido, and some women say the ability to achieve orgasm not only returns but seems enhanced.
P-Shot: for men
Typically, the symptoms of andropause are subtle and vary widely between men. But the P-Shot helps those suffering more severely from testosterone decline.
Erectile dysfunction is the typical concern, where erections are harder to achieve and maintain. The P-Shot can strengthen and enlarge your penis, and for patients suffering from Peyronie’s disease (curved penis), the therapy can reduce the unnatural curvature.
The P-Shot also increases sensitivity, so if you still require medication for erectile dysfunction, you may have an improved response to your pill.
Sexual health is an important part of your well-being that isn’t often discussed. However, there’s no need to stay dissatisfied in silence. Contact Dr. Kochert Pain & Health by phone or book an appointment online. You can learn more about these exciting new treatments and their suitability for you.