50-million women – 40 percent of all women in America — suffer from it. And many don’t even realize they have a problem. They think it’s just a normal part of growing older – like grey hair, or wrinkles.
Until recently there wasn’t much that could be done to help women with symptoms of sexual dysfunction: lack of libido, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, difficulty reaching orgasm. Most suffered in silence, having unsatisfactory sex – or no sex at all.
Then, about five years ago, doctors began trials to see if Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP therapy could help woman who suffered from sexual dysfunction. The results were promising and now the “Orgasm shot” – or “O-shot” — is available to women across the country.
PRP therapy involves using platelets extracted from the patient’s own blood. There are no drugs, or hormones involved and since it comes from your own body there is no risk of an allergic reaction. The platelets are injected back into the body where they are most needed to help rejuvenate aging tissue.
The “O-shot” is done in a doctor’s office – the entire visit takes less than an hour. The doctor uses a topical anesthetic to numb the area then injects the platelets into the patient’s vagina. This stimulates the body to grow new cells that make the area more sensitive.
After receiving the “O-shot”, women see results in about a week. Patients noticed a more frequent and increased desire for sex. Some report stronger and more numerous orgasms. Other results include increased natural lubrication and less painful intercourse. As an added benefit, treatment has also helped some women who suffer from urinary incontinence.
PRP therapy is also helping men who can’t or choose not to take Viagra or other erectile dysfunction drugs. To find out more about the “P-shot”, click here.