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The Food and Drug Administration recently approved Vyleesi (bremelanotide) to help women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or low libido, which affects 8% to 10% of all women. The new drug, which will be available in September, has been referred to as “female Viagra.” However, that’s a misnomer. Viagra works on blood vessels; whereas, Vyleesi acts on brain receptors.
Vyleesi is intended to treat low sexual desire that is not due to existing medical or psychiatric conditions, problems within the relationship, or the effects of a medication or other drug substance. Patients using Vyleesi will inject themselves under the skin of the abdomen or thigh at least 45 minutes before anticipated sexual activity.
On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Stephanie Faubion, an internal medicine physician and the Bill and Penny George Director, Center for Women’s Health at Mayo Clinic, will discuss Vyleesi. She’ll also have a warning about over-the-counter treatments for menopause symptoms. Also on the program, Dr. Erica Knavel Koepsel, a Mayo Clinic diagnostic radiologist, will explain treatment options for uterine fibroids. And Dr. Peter Rhee, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic surgeon, will explain surgical treatment options for upper motor neuron syndrome. Dr. Rhee’s patient, Bret Dzubay and his father, John Dzubay, will join the conversation to share how surgery has improved the quality of life for Bret Dzubay, who has cerebral palsy.
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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Helath Minute, Dr. Karthik Ghosh tells us, no matter what your personal risk is, there are ways that may help lower your chances of getting the disease. To listen, click the link below.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic dietitian tells us why blueberries might be the best example of how good things come in small packages. To listen, click the link below
It’s estimated that 20 million Americans are sniffling year-round because of an indoor culprit: dust mites. They may be the most common cause of ongoing allergy and asthma attacks, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Rohit Divekar tells us, you can fight back.
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Mon, Jul 15 1:15pm · Brisk walk good for women's hearts: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
Wouldn’t it be great for women to have access to an easy, heart-healthy exercise they could do just about anywhere at any time? Well, that activity does exist. It’s walking. New research shows that women who walk briskly can improve their heart health.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Amy Pollak tells us about how much walking women need. To listen, click the link below.
Sun, Jul 14 11:12pm · Ventricular assist devices offer hope for heart failure patients: Mayo Clinic Radio
When one of the heart’s natural pumps isn’t working well, a ventricular assist device can be used to increase the amount of blood that flows through the body. A ventricular assist device is an implantable mechanical pump that helps pump blood from the lower chambers of your heart (the ventricles) to the rest of your body. It is used in people who have weakened hearts or heart failure.
Although a ventricular assist device can be placed in the left, right or both ventricles of your heart, it is most frequently used in the left ventricle. When placed in the left ventricle, it is called a left ventricular assist device. Having a ventricular assist device implanted can improve quality of life for people with weakened hearts, heart failure or for those who are awaiting a heart transplant.
In this Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. John Stulak, a Mayo Clinic cardiovascular surgeon, will cover ventricular assist devices and heart transplant. Also on the program, Dr. Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy and Dr. Eric Edell, Mayo Clinic pulmonologists, will explain endoscopic lung volume reduction, which is a minimally invasive treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. And Dr. Kristina Butler, a Mayo Clinic gynecologic oncologist, will discuss diagnosing and treatment options for ovarian cancer.
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