Bladder accidents. Lack of a sexual drive. Both of these problems affect thousands of women around the world, but there's no reason to leave them untreated. With the right option, you can address incontinence, low libido or both.
The O Shot
The O shot is a sequence of injections applied to both the area around your clitoris and the roof of the vagina. The procedure uses platelet rich plasma (PRP) obtained from your own blood to obtain results. The platelets within the PRP contain growth factors known as chemokines and cytokines. These growth factors stimulate uni-potent stem cells around the injection site, encouraging tissue repair and the development of additional tissue. The injections also aid the development of fibroblast growth factors (FGF) that help create new capillaries and blood vessels. The new tissues that grow following the injection both enhance sexual arousal and help eliminate stress incontinence, according to Great Alchemy.
With this method, a doctor or other qualified medical professional inserts Botox into the bladder muscle. The Botox forces the bladder muscle to relax so you can hold more urine before feeling the urge to use the restroom.
A pessary is a plastic device that is inserted into your vagina. When successfully placed, the device provides support to the bladder. Different styles of pessaries, such as doughnut and inflatable, are available, and your doctor will fit you with the style you choose to ensure the pessary works well and is comfortable.
Flibanserin is a pink pill popularly (albeit incorrectly) marketed as the "female Viagra." The Food Administration only recently approved flibanserin in August 2015 after two rejections. Additionally, the manufacturer, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, still has to conduct additional studies related to the drug. More specifically, the FDA wants Sprout Pharmaceuticals to investigate a potentially serious interaction between flibanserin and alcohol that can result in a drop in blood pressure. Other concerns include feelings of drowsiness, dizziness and sedation. Despite this, the drug is thought to be effective for female low libido in its ability to manipulate levels of dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin in the brain, which affect sexual desire and inhibition. If you think you are a good candidate for flibanserin, you currently must get a prescription from a licensed physician who has received training in the recommendation of the drug.
The Mediterranean Diet
This diet is an eating plan based around the traditional meals and food preparation methods of Greece, Italy and Spain. The Mediterranean diet focuses on consuming mainly plants, along with reasonable portions of fish, seafood, olive oil, eggs, poultry, cheese and yogurt. Other meats and sweets are allowed in small amounts. Research showed that this type of diet resulted in a lower prevalence of low libido in a sample of Type II diabetic women.
As a woman, you don't have to suffer through low libido. A number of innovative treatments now are available, ranging from simple dietary changes and inserted devices to neurotransmitter-altering medications. Talk with your physician to find the option that best fits your current health and circumstances.