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Sexual health focusing on hormonal, sexual and emotional balance optimisation

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There is no age limit to enjoying a full life, and that includes sexual health.

The WHO has defined health as the state of psychological, physical, emotional, social, spiritual and sexual well-being in all spheres of human activity. With that inspiration, we announce a new unit at SHA dedicated to the study of sexual function and well-being. "From now on we will proactively ask all patients about their degree of satisfaction, activity or inactivity in the sexual sphere," says Cynthia Molina, psychologist at SHA and head of the new service.

The unit will address sexual health with a multidisciplinary approach to optimise the foundations on which desire, self-esteem and sexual function are built. "Hormone balance has an impact on various functions of human activity, not only sexual, but also on the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Our unit will work to restore balance and improve sexual well-being," explains Dr Molina.

Our Sexual Health Unit has the experience of prestigious specialists in different medical areas. The cornerstone of the service is an initial consultation with Dr. Molina, who will be responsible for the comprehensive assessment of the patient, both physical and emotional and psychological aspects. From there we will make an initial diagnosis to define the referrals to the rest of the disciplines, including Gynaecology and Urology to treat possible pathologies, Regenerative Medicine to address therapies based on stem cells, or Gynaecoaesthetics to improve the vascularisation of the internal area of the vagina and the production of collagen, using state-of-the-art technology and devices based on non-invasive radiofrequency and fractionated laser. The unit also offers a treatment based on longitudinal shock waves to tackle erectile dysfunction in men, as well as specialised physiotherapy sessions on the pelvic floor which, with a variety of devices based on electromagnetic energy, strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

In the Hormone Treatment consultation, Dr. Rafael Navas, an expert in Integrative and Hormonal Health, will evaluate the patient's complete hormonal axis and define an individualised approach, based primarily on hormone precursors and bioidentical hormone therapy. "Sexual well-being is a manifestation of overall health. Everything is interconnected: cardiovascular health, presence of chronic low-grade inflammation, orthomolecular and metabolic balance. At SHA we work to optimise general health and therefore sexual function," explains the specialist.

Our aim is to integrate sexual wellbeing into the rest of the patient's health goals. In this sense, the Sexual Health Unit is a more comprehensive service than hormone replacement therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone supplementation, and already included in our portfolio of services.

Hormone replacement therapy is usually decided in a single consultation, and involves using tools, such as oral precursors and creams, to restore the previous hormonal state.In contrast, the new unit will take a holistic approach to all the issues that may be hindering sexual well-being, from the physiological and hormonal to the emotional and psychological. A comprehensive look whose ultimate goal is to achieve a full and satisfying sex life in a healthy body.

"Until a few years ago, sexual function was a concern until the age of 50 or 60, but now the average sexual life span is lengthening, there are more changes of partner throughout life, people divorce and remarry. From the age of 40 or 50 you can start a new life, and patients demand to be well at all levels," says Dr. Navas.

Most patients find it difficult to approach sexual issues naturally, which is why another of the aims of this unit is to solve problems of shyness or lack of knowledge by taking a proactive approach to sexual health. "We will ask about sexual satisfaction in the same way as we are interested in the figures for arterial hypertension, because it is all part of the integral approach to health that we have developed at Sha," explains Dr Molina, and adds: "with the increase in life expectancy, sexual expectations are also growing, and if you reach 80 years of age with a high level of quality, it makes no sense to give up sexual activity at 60 years of age.

Why resign yourself to living 20 years without sex?"

Sexual health changes with age, but with a holistic medical approach these changes can be realistically adapted to improve sexual satisfaction and fulfilment, so that well-being accompanies patients throughout their lives.

Source: SHA Wellness Clinic