Life-Changing Secrets Every Menopausal Women Should Know


Dr. Diana Jaime’s , comfort and self-confidence has been restored after receiving the non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure with Dr. Francisco Garcini.

For two years, New Lenox resident and internal medicine physician, Dr. Diana Jaime, suffered with increasing vaginal discomfort due to dryness. Simply wearing jeans or driving a car for a while would cause her to experience more symptoms. Dealing with menopause goes beyond hot flashes, it interferes with your activities and family time. For Diana, bike rides and zumba classes were off her to do list. Her discomfort was due to severe vaginal dryness. She tried water-based lubricants and low dose hormonal creams, but found no relief. Unfortunately, she was not a candidate to take oral hormones since this type of medication caused her blood to clot. After trying what she thought were the only options to get relief for menopausal dryness, she figured she would just have to live with it. Then her life dramatically improved after talking with a girlfriend. Her friend suggested she see Dr. Francisco Garcini who could help her find relief through a new non-surgical procedure called vaginal rejuvenation.

“I am so glad that I decided not to suffer in silence anymore and talk with my friend. I’m so thankful for her suggestion, and I am forever grateful to Dr. Garcini for changing my quality of life through the vaginal rejuvenation procedure,” said 52-year-old Dr. Diana Jaime. “Immediately after my first treatment session, the dryness was gone and the increased vaginal moistness soothed my genital area eliminating any discomfort.”

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation?

Vaginal Rejuvenation is a non-surgical procedure that uses a flat probe to deliver controlled thermal energy to the external and internal vaginal tissues. It is performed in three separate treatments over a series of three months with results after the first treatment.

“Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure involving the tightening of the soft tissues of the vagina and vulva,” said Francisco Garcini, M.D., Ph.D., who is Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Silver Cross Hospital. “My patients have had positive outcomes after each vaginal rejuvenation session. This life-changing procedure can improve some of the effects of child birth, aging, and menopause. For those cases where these effects are present in a more severe fashion, a surgical repair may be indicated.”

Dr. Jaime knows she is not the only woman going through menopause that is experiencing severe vaginal dryness. “I want to share my experience so other women can learn about the vaginal rejuvenation procedure and no longer suffer. I now can wear jeans, ride a bike and enjoy intercourse without any discomfort. This procedure has allowed me to project more self-confidence and live my life to the fullest!”

Free Lecture

Join Dr. Francisco Garcini, board certified gynecologist, Co-Director of the Center of Excellence for Minimally Invasive Gynecology at Silver Cross Hospital for wellness discussion about Restoring Your Vaginal Youth—the Surgical and Non-Surgical Approach. This free program will be held Thursday, April 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Silver Cross Conference Center, 1890 Silver Cross Blvd.,New Lenox. Register to attend at 1-888-660-HEAL (4325)

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This blog is published by Silver Cross Center for Women’s Health to provide general health information. It is not intended to provide personal medical advice, which should be obtained directly from your physician.

* Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care. These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and are not the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services.

Nutritional Needs at the Start of Pregnancy

Are you pregnant or planning to be? You’ll need antenatal vitamins; the same goes if you’re breastfeeding.

Antenatal vitamins are specially formulated vitamins that include supplements like vitamin D and folic acid. Unfortunately, healthy eating is not enough to achieve the daily recommended requirements for antenatal vitamins in pregnant, pregnant-to-be or nursing women.

Folic acid is an essential nutrient that aids in proper development of the baby, particularly in the areas of the spinal cord and brain. Deficiency may result in birth defects like spina bifida.

For women planning to get pregnant, it is highly recommended that they take 400 mg of folic acid every day prior to conception. This should continue through the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Women who have not started taking folic acid should do so as soon as possible before they get started on the pregnancy.

There are certain women whose babies are at a higher risk of spina bifida and similar birth defects. A higher dose of folic acid is advisable. Wondering who is at risk for neural tube defects?

  • Women who previously had a baby with this birth defect
  • Women with male partners with a family history of neural tube defects
  • Diabetic or obese women (or those with a BMI over 30)

Women under epilepsy medication will need to consult their doctor if they need a higher dose of folic acid. For those expecting twins, the same folic acid dose may be taken as those expecting a single child, unless otherwise advised by their doctor.

Vitamin D is also an essential nutrient prior to or during pregnancy or while nursing. It is crucial for the development of healthy bones and teeth. Deficiency can lead to complications like pregnancy diabetes, preeclampsia and low birth weight.

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