by Jared Guichard, MD

Reclaiming Sexual Health: A Guide to Pelvic Floor Therapy and More

April 4, 2024 | Wellness Treatments

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At JAG Medical Spa, we recognize that sexual health is a vital component of overall well-being for both men and women. Issues such as pelvic floor dysfunction can significantly impact sexual wellness and quality of life, leading to discomfort, embarrassment, and decreased confidence. That's why we're committed to providing comprehensive solutions that address these concerns and help both women and men reclaim their sexual vitality.

Pelvic floor health plays a crucial role in sexual function for both men and women. The pelvic floor muscles support the bladder, bowel, and sexual organs, helping to control urinary and fecal continence, as well as contributing to sexual arousal and orgasm. However, factors such as childbirth, aging, and certain medical conditions can all weaken the pelvic floor muscles, which can lead to issues such as urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, and sexual dysfunction.

Signs You May Need Pelvic Floor Treatment

Recognizing the signs that you may need pelvic floor treatment is crucial for addressing potential issues early and maintaining your pelvic health, both of which aid in optimal sexual health. Here are some common signs that may indicate the need for pelvic floor treatment:

  • Urinary Incontinence: If you experience leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising, it could be a sign of weakened pelvic floor muscles. Urinary incontinence can occur due to various factors, including childbirth, aging, obesity, and certain medical conditions.

  • Fecal Incontinence: Difficulty controlling bowel movements or experiencing leakage of stool can also be indicative of pelvic floor dysfunction. Fecal incontinence may result from weakened pelvic floor muscles or nerve damage, leading to difficulty in maintaining bowel control.

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse: Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs, such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum, descend into the vaginal canal due to weakened pelvic floor support. Symptoms may include a sensation of pressure or fullness in the pelvic area, vaginal bulging or protrusion, and discomfort during intercourse.

  • Pelvic Pain: Chronic pelvic pain, including discomfort or pressure in the pelvic region, pain during intercourse, or pain with bowel movements, may indicate underlying pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic pain can be caused by muscle tension, inflammation, or nerve irritation within the pelvic floor muscles.

  • Sexual Dysfunction: Changes in sexual function, such as decreased libido, difficulty achieving orgasm, or discomfort during intercourse, can be linked to pelvic floor dysfunction. Weak or tense pelvic floor muscles may interfere with sexual arousal, sensation, and satisfaction.

  • Difficulty Emptying the Bladder or Bowels: Straining or feeling incomplete emptying when urinating or having a bowel movement may suggest pelvic floor dysfunction. Weak pelvic floor muscles can impair the ability to properly contract and relax, leading to urinary or bowel retention issues.

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasms: Experiencing involuntary contractions or spasms in the pelvic floor muscles, known as pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, can cause pain, discomfort, and urinary urgency or frequency. Muscle spasms may result from muscle tension, stress, or nerve irritation.

If you're experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, it's essential to consult with a qualified healthcare provider or pelvic floor specialist for evaluation and treatment. Pelvic floor therapy, including exercises, manual techniques, and advanced treatments like Emsella Pelvic Floor Therapy or Non-Invasive Laser Therapy, can help address pelvic floor dysfunction and improve symptoms effectively. Don't hesitate to seek help and take proactive steps to prioritize your pelvic health and overall well-being. You are not alone if you struggle with any of the above, and it’s important to discuss any concerns you have, whether with our trusted professionals at JAG, or your healthcare provider.

Treatments to Improve Sexual Health

Our innovative treatments, such as Emsella Pelvic Floor Therapy and Non-Invasive Laser Therapy, offer promising solutions for individuals struggling with pelvic floor dysfunction, and the sexual health problems they may encounter as a result. Emsella utilizes electromagnetic energy to stimulate thousands of contractions in the pelvic floor muscles, helping to strengthen and tone these muscles over time. By stimulating deep pelvic floor muscles and restoring neuromuscular control, Emsella can help to improve bladder control, reduce urinary incontinence, and enhance sexual wellness.

Similarly, Non-Invasive Laser Therapy targets the vaginal tissues to improve elasticity, lubrication, and overall vaginal health. This can be particularly beneficial for women experiencing vaginal dryness, discomfort during intercourse, or decreased sexual sensation as a result of menopause, childbirth, or other factors. By restoring vaginal health and function, Non-Invasive Laser Therapy can enhance sexual satisfaction and overall well-being.

Both Emsella and Non-Invasive Laser Therapy offer convenient, non-invasive treatment options that allow individuals to address pelvic floor dysfunction and sexual health concerns with minimal discomfort and downtime. These treatments are safe, effective, and performed in a comfortable and discreet setting, allowing individuals to feel empowered and confident in their sexual wellness journey.

Whether you're a man struggling with urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction, or a woman experiencing pelvic floor issues or vaginal discomfort, our team at JAG Medical Spa is here to help! Schedule your free consultation with us today to learn more about our innovative treatments and discover how we can help you reclaim your sexual vitality and confidence.

About the author, Jared Guichard, MD

Dr. Jared Guichard is owner and medical director of JAG Medical Spa. With over 10 years’ experience in anti-aging medicine, he is committed to providing clients with the best in Aesthetics care and Anti-Aging treatments. He has a passion for all areas of medicine and continues to practice as a medical doctor in local hospitals in the Charleston area.

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