Tips for Boosting Your Vaginal Health This Summer

About half of women who transition through menopause are left struggling with a decline in their vaginal health, which can lead to painful and uncomfortable sex. 

This is to say nothing of the scores of women who are coping with a decline in vaginal health because of childbirth or certain medications. The bottom line is that however you arrived at less-than-ideal vaginal health, we do have solutions.

At Marion Ob/Gyn, our team of experienced and compassionate women’s health experts, led by David Foulkes, MD, provides the resources that women need during every stage of their lives. 

To ensure we cover all of our bases, we offer the latest tools for vaginal health, which combined with a few steps you can take at home, will greatly boost your sexual health.

Vaginal health tips

Before we get into our state-of-the-art laser technology for improving vaginal health, let’s quickly review a few steps you can take on your own to improve the health of your vagina.

If you’re struggling with vaginal dryness, we urge you NOT to use any feminine products that may further exacerbate the problem. Douching, freshening sprays, and the like all contain harsh ingredients that rob your tissue of moisture.

Your vagina relies on muscles for support — namely your pelvic floor — so you should spend some time ensuring that these muscles are in a good working order. 

We recommend practicing Kegel exercises on a daily basis, which not only help with sexual health, but can also help prevent pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence.

Our final tip falls under the old “use it or lose it” notion. Researchers have found that an active sex life, which includes intercourse and masturbation, helps keep your vaginal tissues in the pink of health. 

Turning to technology for a boost

While the tips we’ve outlined above go a long way toward improving your vaginal health, why not give yourself a head start with our TempSure™ Vitalia treatments? This exciting technology is helping women reclaim their sexual health, and we’re proud to offer it here at our practice.

With Vitalia, we deliver radiofrequency energy into your vaginal tissue to:

In stimulating your tissue with laser energy, our goal is to help you combat vaginal dryness, painful sex, poor sensitivity, and lax tissue.

The treatments take only minutes, and there’s no downtime afterward. We typically recommend a series of treatments, though some of our patients are satisfied after only one.

Your results are gradual as your tissue responds and rebuilds, but most of our patients report improvement after three to six weeks.

Once your vaginal tissue is restored, we’re going to redirect you to the tips we mention in the first part of this blog, which will help you maintain these excellent results.

If you’d like to take charge of your sexual health, the first step is an easy one. Simply contact our office in Marion, Ohio, to schedule your Vitalia treatment.

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