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A Life Changing Treatment For Urinary Leakage And Better Sex

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By Brian J. Shiple, D.O. & Kelly P. Shiple, PA-C

Although urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction affect over 50% of women, many find these topics far too embarrassing to ever bring up to a healthcare professional. With limited treatments available for both conditions, there are not many good options practitioners can offer their patients if they do decide to start this conversation. Treatments currently available for symptoms from mild urinary leakage to uncontrollable wetting involve conservative therapy with adult diapers and aggressive therapy such as surgery – neither of which are cures. Female sexual dysfunction, which affects greater than 50% of all women and is an equally taboo topic of discussion, is often treated with antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications. Male sexual dysfunction can be treated with penis pumps, medications like Viagra, implants, and other surgeries. Isn’t it about time women had a chance to rejuvenate their reproductive system, restore their sexual health, help control urinary incontinence, and stop letting the aging process ruin their lives?

There is now a treatment that is safe, simple, nearly painless, effective, and does not involve risking complications of surgery or wearing diapers as an adult. This procedure is called the O-Shot ®. The first person in the world to use blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina to improve sex and stop urinary incontinence was Dr. Charles Runels of Fairhope, Alabama in 2011. He now teaches practitioners from all over the world to perform this life altering procedure.

The O-Shot® involves specific injections of your own concentrated blood platelets. We start the process by drawing your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. This creates a substance called platelet rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then activated to release growth factors that are part of the body’s wound-healing cascade when it is injected into specific areas in the clitoris and vagina. Pain is minimized with topical numbing cream as well as a lidocaine block.

Over the next weeks to months, the growth factors from your PRP help to enhance vaginal rejuvenation by creating new blood vessels, increasing blood flow, and enhancing the collagen content of the skin in this area. The results of this procedure are many and include greater arousal from clitoral stimulation, younger, smoother skin of the vaginal lips, tighter vaginal opening, stronger orgasm, more frequent orgasm, increased sexual desire, increased ability to have a vaginal orgasm, decreased pain for those with painful intercourse, increased natural lubrication, and decreased or elimination of urinary incontinence. These important benefits can be seen within a few weeks after a treatment and continue for months.

While some may require more than one O-Shot® to see optimal results, many are happy after just one treatment. The severity, timing, and type of symptoms one has can help determine the success rates of the procedure. On the contrary, you do not have to have problems with urinary incontinence or sexual dysfunction in order to be a candidate for this treatment. The O-Shot® is also for those who are simply looking for increased sensitivity and better sex. In any of the above cases, it is important to make sure hormones are balanced to achieve optimal results. Hormonal deficiencies can contribute to low libido, vaginal dryness, as well as urinary incontinence and these should be evaluated and treated, if necessary, so as not to interfere with the results of the O-Shot®.

There are so many women in the world who suffer from incontinence, who are forced to plan their days around the nearest bathroom, and who are restricted from living their lives to the fullest. In addition, there are many women who are silently suffering both emotionally and physically because of low libido, decreased sensitivity, the inability to orgasm, or pain with sex. Who do you know whose life could be changed by this simple, yet effective treatment for both of these complex issues?


“As a young, new mom it’s hard to juggle everyday life, let alone being a wife and wanting a sex life. Mentally and physically wanting and maintaining a sex life has always been difficult for me and even more difficult for me to admit. The idea of the O-Shot scared me when I read about it, but after talking to Kelly at Chadds Ford Wellness she made me feel very comfortable with the process and it wound up being nearly pain free. Since having the O-Shot I have experienced an increased sex drive and increased sensation with orgasm. After having a baby I never thought this would be possible, but thanks to Chadds Ford Wellness I am experiencing a new piece of myself.” – G.G.

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