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Looking & Feeling Your Best Over The Holidays: The Secret Your Gynecologist Wants You to Know

Dr. Vahora, MD, FACOG

The Secret Your Gynecologist Wants You to KnThe Holidays are filled with events, family dinners, parties, and pictures. Who doesn’t want to look good and feel appreciated and desired? It’s not just about having the perfect dress or the ideal hairstyle. A common condition that plagues women is hormonal imbalance. When hormones are disrupted, women suffer with skin conditions, mood swings, weight gain, health-related issues and painful intercourse due to vaginal atrophy.

If you want to get your youthful glow back, lose weight, feel amazing and enjoy your life again, countless women have seen rapid changes take place with bioidentical hormone replacement.

In the U.S., Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT) has been used since the 1930s. And based on hundreds of current medically thorough studies, the results for patients overall quality of life and dramatic changes in their hormonal symptoms are astounding.

Bioidentical hormones are equal to our body’s natural hormones on a molecular level. The difference between synthetic and identical hormones is that synthetic hormones do not match human hormones on a biological level. For example, a very common synthetic estrogen cream that many physicians prescribe is made from a pregnant horse’s urine. Most people can see why the body would not fully accept this substance.

Made from plant sources, bioidentical hormones are readily received by the body as natural and healthy. They are much more therapeutic and effective than synthetic hormonal substances. Bioidentical progesterone will provide the most efficient way to mesh with the body’s natural progesterone receptors. This is critical because body receptors are structure specific. A few of the benefits from bioidentical progesterone are an increase in bone health, protection against breast cancer and endometrial growth, an antidepressant effect, controlling blood clotting and an increased libido.

On the contrary, Progestin (synthetic) doesn’t have quite as many benefits. In fact, it has more negative effects, like, miscarriages, weight gain, decreased sex drive, increased risk of breast cancer, high risk of fractures and osteoporosis, increased blood clotting risks, anxiety, depression, migraine headaches and other health-related disorders.

In addition to the benefits of bioidentical hormones, Dr. Vahora, a Board-Certified Gynecologist, works directly with a compounding pharmacy, to get you a precise dosage and strength made specifically for you. Bioidentical hormones are precisely compounded, to be more patient specific than synthetic hormones. Highly regulated and certified compounding pharmacists make them for each patient on an individual basis. Consequently, with personalized medicine, Bioidentical hormones can be traditional FDA pharmaceuticals or compounded bioidentical hormones, because both allow your physician to tailor your treatment to your specific needs.

Hormonal Imbalance Causes Vaginal Vulvar Atrophy
Due to the limited estrogen supply, the walls of the vagina start to thin out, causing dryness, burning, and inflammation. This can make intercourse very painful, cause urinary disorders, and can even interfere with daily activities due to the extreme pain and discomfort that it can cause.

As mentioned there are many options for women, like creams, medications, and surgery, but they all pale in comparison to an innovative procedure that has no side effects and only takes a few minutes to perform in your physician’s office.

The ugly truth is that many women, both post and pre-menopausal and even some women after giving childbirth, have vaginal disorders, pain, and issues that they often times withhold and keep to themselves. They think that it’s just a normal part of the hormonal process, but there are many options to relieve vaginal vulvar atrophy.

What Can You Do?
Although, hormone therapy is used to treat vaginal vulvar atrophy, unfortunately, sometimes it does not work for VVA and dyspareunia (painful intercourse). There is a better way! If your hormone therapy does not improve your vaginal issues, an advanced technique that has helped countless women is available.

This advanced technology is called the MonaLisa Touch®. It is a new laser therapy for the vagina and vulvar. There are no medications, not cutting and no lengthy healing times with this procedure. It’s similar to having a basic Pap smear test done. The laser does not hurt or cause any pain. You will only feel tiny vibrating sensations from the machine, and the best part is that the entire procedure is accomplished in an outpatient, office setting.

The laser assists with the bodies cell renewal and will regenerate the mucous membrane and help with the restoration of collagen and renewing the proper trophic balance to the membrane.

Now it’s possible to have relief from vaginal and vulvar atrophy due to the MonaLisa Touch’s® ability to gently improve the tissue of the vaginal mucosa. The laser stimulates the production of collagen, improving the functionality of the treated area and restoring the proper trophic balance to the mucous membrane.

Dr. Parveen Vahora states, “I inspire women to live their best life by providing compassionate care. Women should not suffer with symptoms of menopause including hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, and pain with intimacy.”

To look and feel your best, schedule an appointment to discus what options are best for you. Please call (727) 376-1536.


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