Having a urinary tract or vaginal infection occasionally is irritating and uncomfortable, but normal. Chronic infections, however, can interfere with your life and comfort. At MonaLisa Touch SD, urologist Dr. Scott Brown and OB/GYN Dr. Elise Brown can help you address chronic urinary tract and vaginal infections so you find comfort. Women in the La Mesa, California, area can call the office to learn how to address chronic infections and experience relief.
Lifestyle habits, such as hygiene and persistent douching, can lead to chronic infections of the urinary tract and vagina. However, you’re even more at risk of getting an infection when the tissue inside and outside your vagina is dry, inflamed, and thinned.
These changes in your vaginal tissue often occur as a result of hormonal changes, such as the drop in estrogen that occurs as you approach and go through menopause. The female sex hormone called estrogen helps keep your vaginal tissue elastic, strong, and moist. As estrogen levels decline, your vaginal tissue grows thinner and drier. This compromised tissue is more vulnerable to infection.
The symptoms of a urinary tract infection include pain in your lower back and below your ribs. You may also experience:
Chronic bladder infections are uncomfortable and can lead to serious complications if left untreated.
If you have chronic vaginal infections, you’re probably familiar with the itching, discomfort, and unusual vaginal discharge that accompany them.
The doctors at the La Mesa office tailor treatment to address the cause of your infection. They may offer medications or lifestyle changes to help alleviate some of the causes of chronic urinary tract or vaginal infections.
If you have thin, inflamed vaginal tissue resulting from a drop in estrogen, the doctors recommend MonaLisa Touch® laser treatments. The treatments improve the health of your vaginal tissue both inside and outside the area, creating a healthier vagina and urethra that are less vulnerable to infection.
MonaLisa Touch is a laser procedure that delivers gentle energy to the internal and external vaginal areas. The energy stimulates tissue remodeling and healing, so you achieve greater tone and elasticity. Your vagina is healthier and less vulnerable to infection as a result.
MonaLisa Touch treatments are noninvasive and require no downtime, so you don’t have to take time away from your busy life to recover.
Call the office to learn how Drs. Scott and Elise Brown can help you resolve chronic vaginal and urinary tract infections.