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Diane Brzezinski, D.O. FACOI

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Sexual Health Seniors

The Link Between Sexual Health and Overall Health in Seniors

If you’re a senior, let’s talk about sex.

If you’ve been hearing buzz about how the O Shot® can help rejuvenate your vaginal health and reinvigorate your sex life, you might be wondering what is the O Shot®? If you haven’t heard of the O Shot® perhaps we can spark your interest by noting that the name is the registered trademark for “Orgasm” shot.

The name stems from the O Shot’s® proven ability to increase women’s ability to climax, as well as the intensity of sexual intercourse. In fact, the O Shot® has successfully helped many women who struggle with reaching climax reach orgasm for the first (and successive) time(s).

Internal medicine specialist Dr. Diane Brzezinski notes that her Naples, Florida-area patients who’ve tried the O Shot® have reported numerous benefits from the therapy that has enhanced both their sex lives and boosted their genital health. In addition to treating women experiencing sexual health problems related to menopause and childbirth, Dr. B has used the O Shot® to treat a range of sexual health related issues in women of all ages. Reported benefits include:

  • Increased sexual sensitivity
  • Enhancement of sexual desire
  • Increased lubrication
  • Relief from dyspareunia (painful intercourse) symptoms
  • Reduction in urinary incontinence
  • Easing of chronic pain resulting from episiotomy, mesh or surgical scarring
  • Easing of symptoms relating to lichen sclerosus and lichen planus       

The O Shot® is a Form of Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy

Platelet rich plasma therapy has emerged in recent years as a new form of regenerative medicine that uses a patient’s own enhanced blood to promote healing and enhance the overall health of various tissues. Also known as “thrombocytes,” platelets help the blood form clots to promote healing and otherwise enhance cell regeneration. The normal range of platelets in the blood ranges from 150,000 to 350,000 per liter. Platelet rich plasma therapy uses centrifugal processing of the patient’s own blood to boost platelet concentrations of up to 1,000,000 per liter of blood.

When injected into specific areas of the vagina, the enhanced plasma improves vascularization of the area, increases blood flows, and promotes healthy tissue growth. This in turn boosts the health and functioning of tissues responsible for sexual response in the vagina.

Your O Shot® Procedure with Dr. B

Performed in-office, the O Shot® procedure typically takes less than 30 minutes and does not require any special preparation. The procedure begins with blood withdrawal that is then put through the centrifuge to separate and isolate the platelet rich plasma. During this time, Dr. B applies a numbing gel to the targeted injection sites, with the full numbing effect usually in play by the time the plasma is processed and ready for injection.

Patients rarely report experiencing any pain or discomfort during the procedure and the therapy does not cause any side effects, other than minor spotting that usually subsides within an hour or two. Patients can resume all normal activities—including sexual intercourse—immediately after the procedure.

With the therapy working in conjunction with the body’s natural tissue regeneration, it typically takes a couple of weeks to start noticing any significant enhancements to sexual health. The full effect of the treatment is usually in place within three months, by which time the body will have had enough time to fully utilize the boost in platelets. Most women find that the full benefits of the O Shot® last for about 12 to 18 months, and many opt for follow-up treatments to maintain these benefits.  

Consult with Dr. B to Learn More About the O Shot®

Dr. B can assess your vaginal and sexual health in a private consultation to determine whether the O Shot® might benefit you. In addition to tailoring a plan designed to address any sexual health issues, Dr. B’s holistic approach typically proves beneficial for boosting overall health. You can contact Dr. B’s Naples-based internal medicine practice today through our easy online form, or by calling (239) 261-9990.