Women’s Health


Hot flashes. Memory problems. Depression, weight gain and vaginal dryness. Menopause is a real challenge for women, but menopause symptoms can be treated!

A woman’s hormone levels can start fluctuating as early as her 30’s or 40’s.  During this “perimenopause” estrogen levels become erratic. This can create aggravating symptoms including headaches, weight gain, heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, development of fibroids or exacerbated endometriosis.

Most women can get relief from hot flashes, promote weight loss, and improve their psychological well-being and quality of life with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). A women needs to have a healthy balance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone . This hormone therapy may also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

During menopause the ovaries decrease their output of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Menstruation ceases, just as other irritating symptoms begin: hot flashes, fatigue, sleep disturbances and depression.  Within about 3-5 years (usually by a women’s early to mid-50’s), her menstrual period will cease for a full year and she will be considered “post-menopausal.” Menopause and perimenopause can create symptoms including:

  • Hot Flashes & Sweats
  • Diminished Libido/Sex Drive
  • Vaginal Dryness/Painful Intercourse
  • Impaired Concentration & Memory
  • Weight Gain
  • Reduced Bone Mineral Density
  • Depression & Mood
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Sleep Disturbances & Fatigue
  • Thinning Hair
  • Emotional Upheavals
  • Sleep Disturbances

We take a different approach than the usual synthetic estrogen replacement therapy with drugs like Premarin. Why? Because studies have shown increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer, and patients experience many unpleasant side effects with synthetic hormone replacements. They are unnaturally potent and have long-lasting effects. Women’s bodies cannot metabolize the foreign estrogens they contain, which are derived from horses. We have found that bioidentical hormone replacements are a much better alternative for our patients.

See “Essence Of Estrogen” And “Women Need Testosterone Too” On Our Blog For More In Depth Detail.

Female Sexual Enhancement Program – O Shot


The O-Shot uses a clinically proven technique called Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy to rejuvenate vaginal tissues and enhance sexual pleasure, without using any chemicals, drugs or surgery.

 

What is platelet-rich plasma or PRP?

It is a portion of your blood that contains healing elements and growth factors. To create PRP, your blood is drawn and the platelets and growth factors are separated from other cells with a special centrifuge. Using a patent-pending technique, the PRP is injected into an area around the clitoris and vagina that is critical for sexual pleasure. You will experience little to no pain, as the area is thoroughly numbed with a topical anesthetic. Thousands of women have benefited from this procedure with no reports of significant adverse effects. Dr. Ebanks is one of the few physicians trained to perform this breakthrough, safe and effective procedure.

With the O-shot you can expect:

  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms
  • Increased sexual desire
  • Improved clitoral stimulation
  • A tighter vaginal opening
  • Reduced urinary incontinence

The O-Shot procedure is accomplished in less than 30 minutes, with little to no pain, requires no downtime and can last 12-18 months. More details and research are available at oshot.info

Female Sexual Dysfunction


For women, low desire, diminished arousal, difficulty achieving orgasms and painful intercourse can really interfere with a satisfying sex life.

 

Many women feel that sexual wellness and sexual dysfunction in women has not been adequarely addressed by the medical establishment. In contrast, men have numerous options to deal with their sexual dysfunction. It’s as if their needs have taken a back seat to men’s issues. Changes that happen to a women’s bodies as they age and following pregnancy can alter their enjoyment of sex. There are many problems that can keep a woman from enjoying sex, including lack of sexual desire, inability to become aroused, lack of orgasm, or sexual climax or painful intercourse.

While the approved treatments for women maybe more limited than for men, there are options that can restore and enhance sexual desire, responsiveness and pleasure.