Your sexual wellness is as important as any other aspect of your health. Not only is sexual dysfunction often a strong indication of a hormone imbalance, it can also impair your mental health, self-esteem, and impact your relationships. The bottom line: your sexual health cannot be ignored.
Today, a bevy of cutting-edge therapies and advanced treatment options exist for men and women struggling with various forms of sexual dysfunction. At Huey Holistic, Dr. Wade Huey and Rebecca Crowley-Huey, PA-C are specially-trained and certified in therapies that support sexual health.
Sexual dysfunction can manifest in many different ways, including erectile dysfunction, hypoactive sexual desire disorder, vaginal dryness, and pain with intercourse. In many cases sexual dysfunction is a symptom of an underlying condition, like aging, menopause or low testosterone. A functional medicine approach to sexual dysfunction examines the issue from a whole body perspective, addressing the root cause with a comprehensive treatment plan that strives to achieve optimal health.
Bioidentical hormone therapy is often a part of an effective treatment plan for treating sexual dysfunction. Low testosterone can contribute to decreases in sexual desire and function in both men and women. Fluctuations in estrogen can impact female lubrication and the integrity of vaginal tissue. In some patients, elevated cortisol levels brought on by stress or thyroid disorders can influence sexual desire and function. Bioidentical hormone therapy has been shown to effectively address these hormone imbalances and restore sexual function.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy has emerged as one of the most effective and comprehensive treatments for sexual dysfunction. Platelet-rich plasma is an organic treatment, sourced from each patient’s own blood and injected specific sites in the body where dysfunction or damage has occurred to rejuvenate and repair damaged cells and tissues. Once inside the body, PRP activates unipotent stem cells to promote healing factors that restore aged and damaged tissue. When applied to the male and female sexual systems, PRP acts quickly to revitalize function and sexual sensation. Known as the O-Shot for women and the Priapus Shot (P-Shot) for men, men and women report numerous benefits within days on therapy with results continuing for up to 18 months, including:
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