The most common problem you’ve never heard of: GSM

GSM (genitourinary syndrome of menopause) affects women after menopause as the pelvic structures weaken with lost estrogen. Estrogen maintains healthy vaginal membranes, pelvic floors, and bladders. With estrogen gone, those tissues weaken and lose their normal function, leading to dryness, irritation, difficult or painful sex, and low sex drive. Vaginal problems plus weakening of the…

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Advancements in Treatments for Arthritic Pain

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PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) injections relieve pain in weeks and last about a year. According to the American Arthritis Foundation, more than 50% of us over 65 have arthritis. As a doctor, I can tell you that’s just silly – 100% of people over 65 have arthritis somewhere (how much they complain about it varies, but…

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The RegenCen Platelet-rich Fibrin Mobility Shot for Arthritic Joints

If you have arthritis, you’ve probably heard about “cortisone shots,” where steroid are injected into arthritic joints to reduce inflammation and improve function. “They work great, for a while,” says Dr. Gustav Lo, MD, RegenCen’s Medical Director. Steroid injections are considered a short-term solution, reducing inflammation and pain for a few weeks to a few…

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Bladder Control Problems Underestimated?

Embarrassing medical conditions are particularly frustrating because people feel like discussing it is taboo. And when they can’t talk about it, they feel very isolated. Then they feel both embarrassed AND alone, which makes them clam up about it even more. It should be no surprise then that the number of women with of bladder…

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The Prevalence of Osteoarthritis

According to the American Arthritis Foundation, 1/3 of all adults under 65 have arthritis- that’s 10s of millions of people who are actually pretty young! Over 65, it’s reported to be more than 50%. But we know these numbers greatly underestimate the prevalence, because many of those statistics are based on a formal diagnosis from…

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