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Posts for: August, 2011

By contactus
August 24, 2011
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Testosterone Is For Women, Too!
If you are a middle aged woman who is post menopause, you may find that your sex drive or libido has decreased to the point of no interest in sexual intimacy.  It doesn’t have to be this way. 
 
When we think of testosterone we usually think of this hormone as only existing in men. However, testosterone is also produced by the female reproductive organs.
A special menopause supplement in the March 1999 issue of the "American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology" recommends the addition of androgen (testosterone) to estrogen for all women undergoing surgical menopause. The use of androgen therapy may also be beneficial to women who experience loss of libido and other symptoms of testosterone deficiency during natural menopause.
 
Medical science now knows that testosterone is produced naturally by the ovaries and smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. Testosterone is an important factor in women's health before and after menopause. Testosterone provides several benefits to women:
•                improves relief of vasomotor symptoms of menopause 

•                increases energy levels

•                enhances of feelings of well-being

•                decreases breast tenderness

•                improves sexual desire

•                increases sexual sensitivity

•                increases the frequency of coitus

•                enhances orgasm
 
Androgen therapy has been around since 1936, however the myths often associated with testosterone therapy in women have placed fear in many women and resulted in few women considering this therapy. Rare, but possible side effects of testosterone therapy include hoarseness or other voice changes, development of facial hair, acne, and over-sexuality. These side effects rarely occur at the low doses most often in use today; when side effects do occur relief is usually achieved by reducing the dose of testosterone.
 
The Symptoms of Testosterone Deficiency?
•                diminished sexual pleasure

•                decreased sensitivity of breast and genital tissues

•                decreased orgasmic response

•                decreased libido

•                low energy

•                depression
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor. Several forms of testosterone replacement are available including oral estrogen-androgen combinations such as Estratest, injections of testosterone, topical gels containing testosterone and, recently, there is an implantable forms of testosterone, Testopel.
Bottom Line: Testosterone is not just for men.  If you are a woman and suffer from a significant decrease in your sex drive or libido, check with your doctor.  You may be a candidate for testosterone replacement therapy.
 
This blog was excerpted from an article, Menopause and Testosterone, by Tracee Cornforth.
http://womenshealth.about.com/cs/menopaus1/a/menotestosteron.htm


Nothing ruins a good night’s sleep more than getting up multiple times to empty your bladder.  Often those millions of American men and women are exhausted in the morning because their sleep was interrupted to many times.  Now there’s a few steps you can take to tame that overactive bladder.

For the approximately 16% of people over the age of 18 who have an overactive bladder (OAB), getting up two or more times a night can become a regular occurrence. Even if they make it to the bathroom in time, they wake up so often to urinate that they aren’t getting a good night’s sleep.

Generally, the amount of urine in our bodies decreases and becomes more concentrated at night, so we can sleep six or eight hours without having to get up to use the bathroom more than once. But many people with OAB have nocturia, the need to urinate several times a night, which interrupts their sleep cycles.

Even worse, there are some men and women who are particularly sound sleepers or can’t get out of bed fast enough can wind up with wet sheets.

Take these steps to prevent accidents from happening:

            Limit your fluid intake before bedtime. Try not to drink any liquids after 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.

            Avoid foods and beverages that can irritate your bladder. If you can’t cut them out entirely, skip them in the hours before bedtime to help prevent nocturia. That includes:

                             Caffeine, which is a diuretic, which increases urine output

                             Alcohol

     Citrus juices

     Cranberry juice -- though it is touted as great for bladder health, it is actually an irritant if you have OAB

     Spicy foods, like curries

      Acidic foods, such as tomatoes and tomato sauces

Chocolate

Artificial sweeteners

Double-void before bed or urinate twice, right before bed. For example, you can go to the bathroom, then brush your teeth and go through the rest of your bedtime routine. Then, just before you’re about to lie down -- even if you don’t feel like you have to go -- try to urinate and see if you can squeeze out another tablespoon or so.

Do Kegel exercises. Done regularly, they help control an overactive bladder. They will trigger a reflex mechanism to relax the bladder. If you feel a tremendous urge to urinate, doing a Kegel before you run to the bathroom will help settle down the bladder spasm and help you hold it until you get there.  Kegels simply involve contracting and releasing the muscles around the opening of your urethra, just as you do when going to the bathroom. You can learn what a Kegel exercise feels like by starting, then stopping, your urine stream. Start with three sets of 8-12 contractions. Hold them for six to 10 seconds each and perform these three to four times per week.

OAB and Your Sex Life

OAB can interfere with sexual intimacy another important activity that takes place in the bed. There’s nothing that can shut down an intimate moment faster than realizing you’ve lost control of your bladder during sexual intimacy -- something that happens for many people with OAB. About 15% of my patients report having incontinence during sex.

When you’re being intimate, you’re used to secretions and moistness, but the thought that it’s actually urine leakage is really upsetting and uncomfortable.  Usually it’s the female patient who has the leakage, and it’s actually more bothersome for her than for her partner.

Tips for Getting Your Groove Back

There are some things you can do to ward off discomfort or embarrassment during sex.

Talk about it. First, know that your partner will probably be a lot more understanding than you expect. Then bring it up before you have intercourse. Plan and prepare for sex, just as you do for bedtime. Double-void, cut back on fluids, and avoid foods and beverages that are likely to irritate your bladder. This means passing up that romantic glass of wine to get you in the mood.

Keep up the Kegels. Doing these several times a day -- and even during intercourse -- will help prevent urine leakage during sex.

All of these approaches can help you manage your overactive bladder at night, letting you get a better night’s sleep and have a more active and satisfying sex life.

Bottom Line:  An overactive bladder can wreck havoc with sleep, your sex life, and your entire life.  I suggest you try these few self-help ideas.  If they do not resolve the problem, then contact your doctor, urologist or gynecologist.  Help is available.   You don’t have to be embarrassed and tired because your overactive bladder is controlling your life.

This article has been modified from “Putting an Overactive Bladder to Bed-Insights for Good Sleep and Good Sex”

By Gina Shaw

http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/oab-11/sex-and-sleep


By contactus
August 22, 2011
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For patients who have failed on Viagra®, Levitra® or Cialis® and who cannot or will not self inject medicine with a needle, TriMix-GEL® has been used as an alternative to restore your sexual health.

For a patient who failed on PDE5 inhibitors and cannot use a needle to self inject his penis, TriMix-gel® has been used as an alternative.

Many ED sufferers cannot take PDE5 inhibitors for a variety of reasons.  Contraindications include patients on nitrates, certain beta blockers or patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropthy (NAION).  Still other patients cannot tolerate the side effects, which increase when dosage is increased.  At the point PDE5 inhibitors are eliminated as a viable option, of the remaining options, penile injections with vasodilators prevail as the most effective non surgical alternative.  There are some patients who are not receptive to this alternative because they cannot self inject the penis.

TriMix-gel® is an easy to apply gel used before sexual intercourse. Each dose contains trimix in powder form which is energized into a gel at time of use. Trimix ingredients (alprostadil, phentolamine, and papaverine) have been tested and widely prescribed for many years for improvement of sexual health.

  • There are no needles, pellets, or pills
  • Can be carried by the patient at room temperature
  • ED-gel® Easy Applicator (pat. pending)

Typically, the trimix for injection version of the compound would have to be refrigerated and then self injected with a needle at time of use. But the compound in gel form, called TriMix-gel®, allows the patient to carry the medicine at room temperature. More importantly, an erectile dysfunction patient wil not have to use a needle to self inject his penis before sexual intercourse.

Precautions

  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to alprostadil/prostaglandin or any other drugs.
  • Tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have ever had anemia, bleeding disorders, sickle cell disease, leukemia, cancer, kidney or liver disease.

The effects of TriMix-gel® should last no longer than one hour. We have found that this is satisfactory for most men who live in the Gulf Coast area!

Bottom Line:  If you suffer from ED and the oral medications are not working, there are still options that help nearly every man so they don’t have to suffer the "tragedy of the bedroom".


A new test could reliably detect early increases in prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels -- a biomarker commonly used to measure the recurrence of prostate cancer -- in men who have undergone prostate cancer-treating surgery. Earlier detection of these rising levels would allow men with cancer recurrence to undergo earlier, more effective treatment for potentially better outcomes.

The new test is the "AccuPSA, which is a simple blood test that can tell your doctor important information about prostate specific antigen levels after radical prostatectomy or removal of the entire prostate gland.  AccuPSA has the potential to eliminate unnecessary treatments and enable earlier detection of recurrence, which may lead to earlier treatment, better outcomes.

After undergoing radical prostatectomy, many men remain at a significant risk for cancer recurrence. Because of this, patients are monitored very closely for rapid increases in PSA, which may signal cancer recurrence.  Once the prostate is surgically removed, PSA levels are usually undetectable using standard tests.  This new test is able to detect PSA with unprecedented sensitivity, and at much lower levels than standard PSA tests because it can selectively capture and measure individual PSA molecules.

What this new test  might mean for a post-radical prostatectomy patient is that a low level of PSA could indicate if the patient is effectively considered cured.

Excerpted from: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110808104618.htm