7 Secrets for Aging Women . . . Staying Young, Staying Healthy

Available for Interviews: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist, an associate professor of urology & OB/GYN at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, and is an expert in women’s health and men’s & women’s sexual wellnessShe is also the editor and co-author of the newly released, A Woman’s Guide to Her Pelvic Floor.

What Dr. Eilber Can Say about
Aging Secrets for Women

While we wish there were a Fountain of Youth, or at least at a bare minimum, some magic bullet to keep us young and healthy, the best way to stay looking and feeling young is to consistently care for yourself physically and mentally.  As women and doctors, here are some of our recommendations to help you age gracefully:

    • Retinol. The closest thing we have to a “magic bullet” for skincare. This form of vitamin A is a powerful tool for anti-aging and treating acne. Retinol increases collagen production to increase the “plump” appearance of the skin, helps with exfoliation, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Can be purchased over-the-counter or with a prescription from a physician. 
    • Preventative Botox. While most people wait to have Botox injections until after they see wrinkles, there is a trend towards preventative Botox starting as early as in someone’s 20s. By injecting muscles in the areas that commonly get wrinkles, such as around the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows, preventative Botox may delay the development of wrinkles in these areas. Unfortunately, Botox can only slow the development of wrinkles. It doesn’t totally prevent wrinkles from happening.
    • Pelvic floor muscle exercises. Keep your pelvic floor strong and vibrant with pelvic floor muscle exercises (Kegel exercises) to help prevent urinary incontinence (leaking urine) and pelvic organ prolapse (dropping of pelvic organs out of the vagina). Your pelvic floor muscles are also important for sexual intercourse and orgasm, so keeping them toned can also help enhance these functions.
    • Vitamin D. Low vitamin D levels have been found to increase a woman’s risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Vitamin D is also important for bone health because it helps absorb calcium. 
    • Exercise. Reduces the risk of developing high blood pressure, colon cancer, and diabetes, maintains healthy bones and joints, helps to build lean muscle to replace body fat, and reduces anxiety and depression.
    • Healthy diet. Beyond 40, your metabolism starts to slow down, and you may start to lose muscle mass, so maintaining a healthy, balanced diet becomes very important. You also want a diet that helps to prevent osteoporosis, high blood pressure, diabetes, and cancer. 
    • Stress reduction. Chronic stress has been associated with many health conditions, including anxiety, depression, heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Activities that help reduce stress include exercise, mindfulness, a healthy diet, time in nature, and maintaining a sense of community.

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Interview: Dr. Karyn Eilber

Karyn Eilber, MD, is a board-certified urologist with sub-specialty board certification in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and has over 20 years of experience taking care of women’s most intimate needs. She is an Associate Professor of Urology and Obstetrics & Gynecology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and is the Associate Program Director for the Cedars-Sinai Urology Residency Training Program. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Eilber served at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Urology Department, where she gained extensive experience in pelvic reconstruction following cancer treatment.

​Dr. Eilber’s research focus has been in the field of urogynecology, and she has published multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters. In addition to being a member and past president of the Los Angeles Urologic Society, Dr. Eilber is a member of the American Urological Association, the Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction, the American Urogynecologic Society, and the Society of Women in Urology. She is also a Founding Medical Partner of Doctorpedia.

Dr. Eilber earned her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, which was an accelerated 3-year premedical program that allowed her to matriculate into the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine (UCLA). She completed a general surgery internship, a urology residency, and a female pelvic medicine fellowship at UCLA. 

Jo Allison
Managing Editor
Director of Public Relations
Success In Media, Inc.

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