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6 Benefits of IV Therapy May 1st, 2022

Modern intravenous (IV) therapy is less than a century old, but the basic idea of injecting fluids into the body through veins has been around since the 1660s, when we have the first recorded attempt at a blood transfusion.  The devastating impact of the two world wars in the 20th century...

You Don’t Have to Live with Erectile Dysfunction. There’s Help! Apr 1st, 2022

Erectile dysfunction (ED), the inability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sexual intercourse, can be a source of embarrassment, but it’s not uncommon. ED affects about 30 million American men. It’s also rarely a standalone condition, usually occurring as a symptom of other health problems. The one good...

What to Expect During Your LEEP Procedure Mar 1st, 2022

Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women around the world, according to the World Health Organization.  It was once one of the most common reasons for cancer death in American women, but with the increased use of the Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) screening, it’s now...

What’s Causing Your Urinary Incontinence? Feb 1st, 2022

You may think that urinary incontinence is a taboo topic, but a lack of bladder control is something a large part of the population faces. The more you know, the faster you can seek effective treatment for it.  Older women are the hardest hit group, with estimates of more than...

Using Radiofrequency Energy to Rev Up Your Sex Life Jan 1st, 2022

Your sexual health is an important part of your life. If your vaginal tissue is lax or dry, sex may be uncomfortable or downright painful, and your enjoyment may suffer. Don’t worry, though, radiofrequency (RF) energy can be just the thing to rev up your sex life. At Viva Health...

6 Delivery Systems for Bioidentical Hormones Dec 1st, 2021

If you’re a woman going through menopause, or a man going through andropause, your hormones are in a state of flux. This affects all aspects of your body, and it can send you on an emotional roller coaster. One way to diminish the effects of these “changes of life” is...

Understanding the Different Types of Anti-Aging Treatments Nov 1st, 2021

What do fine lines, wrinkles, fatigue, and memory loss have in common? They’re all signs that you’re getting older. Can you do anything to halt the signs of aging? Absolutely! At Viva Health Group, with locations in Clifton and Linden, New Jersey, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Aleksander J. Bodnar and the...

How Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Can Treat Your Erectile Dysfunction Oct 4th, 2021

Erectile dysfunction (ED) occurs when a man either can’t achieve an erection or can’t maintain one long enough to engage in sexual intercourse. While this can be a source of embarrassment, it’s not uncommon; one study found that about 52% of men experience some form of ED. At Viva Health,...

The Many Benefits of Vaginal Rejuvenation Sep 1st, 2021

As you get older, your skin loses strength and tone, which leads to wrinkles, creases, and lax tissue on your face, neck, hands, and other parts of your body — including your vaginal tissue. Vaginal tissue is especially prone to atrophy and laxity as you reach perimenopause and pass through...

Can Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Stop My Weight Gain? Aug 5th, 2021

As women enter menopause and their post-reproductive years, and as men enter andropause during middle age, their bodies undergo a lot of changes, many of them unwanted.  One thing that both men and women experience is weight gain. Without enough estrogen to keep the body reproductive-ready, or testosterone to pack...

Your Sexual Health Matters, and Votiva® Can Help Jul 11th, 2021

Sexual health matters; it’s an important part of your overall health. If you’re having problems with the form or function of your vaginal tissues, it’s important to address them with your doctor. At Viva Health, board-certified OB/GYN Dr. Aleksander J. Bodnar offers vaginal rejuvenation procedures that can ease uncomfortable symptoms...

Stay One Step Ahead of Aging Jun 23rd, 2021

Anti-aging treatments aren’t just a collection of procedures and therapies to make you look young — they’re a way to convince your body you’re younger than the number of years on the clock.  With the right treatments, you’re not only able to show off glowing skin, but you can improve...

Your Treatment Options for Sexual Dysfunction May 20th, 2021

Sexual dysfunctions are anything but rare, and their causes are diverse. In America, about 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men report some level of sexual dysfunction. Despite numbers this high, sexual dysfunction feels like a taboo subject, even at the doctor's office. We want to change that...

Understanding Vulvodynia Apr 13th, 2021

If you struggle with vulva pain, it can be a sign of vulvodynia, a type of chronic pain. The onset of vulvodynia can occur early in childhood or puberty, or it begins with or after an infection. Sometimes there’s no apparent trigger. Often the pain is limited to a small...

Is Vaginal Dryness Normal? Mar 11th, 2021

Vaginal dryness occurs when its natural moisture content is reduced. Additionally, the blood circulation in the vagina plays a decisive role in ensuring adequate moisture. Therefore, a lack of blood circulation is often another indirect trigger of vaginal dryness.  Vaginal dryness is normal in some circumstances, such as when you’re...

5 Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Feb 12th, 2021

Did you know hormones are an important part of your biology well past puberty and the trying teen years? Hormones regulate many of your body functions, including your metabolism, immune system, mood, and libido.  When your hormones aren’t balanced, your health is at risk, and aging can trigger these imbalances...

Bothered by Chronic Pain? Consider Acoustic Wave Therapy Jan 25th, 2021

Did you know that acoustic waves have the power to transform your body? FDA-approved acoustic wave therapy offers a non-invasive, pain-free way to treat many health conditions, including chronic pain. If you’ve struggled with chronic pain that traditional therapies haven’t resolved, Aleksander Bodnar, MD, and our team at Viva Health...

5 Game-Changing Anti-Aging Treatments Dec 13th, 2020

If you’re lucky, you’re aging every day. But time doesn’t have to leave its mark on your face. We offer a host of noninvasive anti-aging treatments to help you look younger, have more energy, and improve your memory. At Viva Health Group, board-certified OB/GYN and anti-aging specialist Aleksander J. Bodnar,...

Frequent Urination Is More Common Than You Think, But We Have Solutions Nov 16th, 2020

You probably don’t think much about urination when you only pee a few times a day. But when urination becomes a frequent activity, it preys on your mind and body.  Urination is the main way your body removes waste fluids. Urine contains uric acid, urea, toxins, and water, which your...

Give Your Overall Health a Boost With IV Fusion Therapy Oct 9th, 2020

You eat well. You exercise regularly. You get plenty of sleep. Still, you have little energy and are easily distracted. If only there were a natural way to give you some oomph, work with your body, and respect your time. There is! An intravenous (IV) infusion could be the answer....

Here's How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Can Reboot Your Sex Drive Sep 1st, 2020

If you’re a man struggling with low testosterone levels, you’re not alone. Low testosterone affects about 2 in 100 American men, who suffer the loss of muscle mass, energy, sleep, and sex drive.  We don’t have to tell you that your testosterone levels and libido are highest when you’re in...

Myths and Facts about Erectile Dysfunction Aug 21st, 2020

If you have trouble getting and maintaining an erection, you’re not alone. Erectile dysfunction (ED) affects as many as 76.5% of men worldwide. Unfortunately, many sufferers can’t separate ED fact from fiction. That’s where we can help. Aleksander J. Bodnar, MD, at Viva Health Group wants you to live a...