- Men Over 50 Have Problems Achieving Erections
In many cases, men of any age who have difficulty achieving an erection are suffering from a medical problem such as diabetes, circulatory disorders, high blood pressure, or other condition that interferes with blood flowing to the penis.1
Hormonal changes involving reduced testosterone also contribute to erection issues in men over 45. Clinical research has shown that an erection is partially dependent on androgens (testosterone, androstenedione, and dihydrotestosterone) as evidenced by observing men with hypogonadism.2 Another reason for erectile dysfunction may be psychological and not related to hormones or medical disorders. Men with erection problems should be examined by their physician to rule out medical conditions. If none exist, bioidentical hormone therapy or BHRT may be a great alternative to restore healthy testosterone levels that have decreased due to aging. A newer alternative treatment for ED is RenewPulse. Utilizing low intensity, high frequency sound waves to boost blood flow to the penis, RenewPulse’s sound waves also regenerate aging blood vessels while promoting new blood vessel growth in the penis. It is a noninvasive, safe and effective type of ED treatment providing long-term results without medications or surgery.
- Vaginal Dryness in Menopause is Inevitable
In addition to hot flashes, insomnia, moodiness, weight gain, and “brain fog”, women endure many other signs of menopause that they often do not want to talk about. One of them is vaginal dryness. Reduced estrogen is the primary reason women experience vaginal dryness during perimenopause and menopause. Estrogen not only keeps vaginal tissues healthy by promoting the production of vaginal fluids but also maintains acidity and tissue elasticity.3While over-the-counter lubricants are available to make intercourse more pleasurable, women opting for BHRT can naturally increase vaginal lubrication by replacing estrogen lost to menopausal changes with plant-based hormone derivatives. In addition, BHRT helps reduce hot flashes, moodiness, and sleep problems while increasing energy and enhancing overall health and well-being.
- Older People Just Don’t Feel Like Having Sex
This is probably one of the most believed myths about sex and aging. Since most people know that aging causes a dramatic reduction in estrogen and testosterone output by the ovaries and testes, they think this means an older person’s libido simply dies. Not true!Loss of interest in sex can be attributed to numerous physical and psychological conditions ranging from depression, stress, taking antidepressant medications and chronic fatigue due to obstructive sleep apnea or other sleep issues.4Decreased testosterone and estrogen levels also contribute to lack of sexual desire, especially when combined with other factors. BHRT is an evidence-based, effective method for increasing libido in both men and women over 50 who are going through menopause or andropause.
- Vaginal Tissue Laxity Makes Intercourse Uncomfortable
As women age, they may notice their vaginal tissues losing the firmness they once had in their 20s and 30s. This laxity may be especially noticeable during intercourse and experiencing repeated instances of “dribbling” when coughing, running or sneezing. In addition to the ovaries significantly reducing their production of estrogen, aging also means skin cells produce less elastin and collagen. Collagen and elastin are proteins that keep your skin smooth, firm and youthful-looking. These chemicals also help vaginal tissues from becoming lax and “saggy”.5Renew Health & Wellness offers a revolutionary, noninvasive treatment called Viveve for Women that reverses vaginal laxity by using radiofrequency energy to stimulate skin cells into producing new collagen and revitalizing tissues. As tissues respond to this healing energy, women report enjoying enhanced sexual sensation and improvement with urinary control.
- Older Women Can´t Reach Orgasm
Then there is a myth that older women don’t want sex because they can’t have an orgasm. Wrong again! All men and women regardless of their age can achieve orgasm. However, age-related hormone fluctuations can make reaching orgasm more difficult than usual.6,7
In addition to BHRT, Renew Health & Wellness offers the O-Shot® to increase sexual desire and heighten the pleasure of a woman’s orgasm. Made from your own blood rich in growth factors, the O-Shot® promotes blood flow and tissue growth within the vagina while elevating sexual desires and feelings. If you are experiencing problems with your sexual desire and response, please call Renew Health & Wellness to schedule a consultation appointment about our many alternative treatments for sexual problems related to hormones and aging.