If you are going through menopause your body is going through many changes. Two of these changes may be low libido and hot flashes. Both things can disrupt your life and cause you many problems. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help your body get back to normal. Below is more information about this to help you get started.
As you go through menopause your vagina may become very dry. This will make sex very painful. Because of this, you may never want to have sex.
The reason you become dry is the wall of your vagina becomes much thinner and dryer during menopause because estrogen levels drop. To help, you need to build up the vaginal wall, which will make it much thicker and wetter. To do this, your doctor can prescribe estrogen, which is also known as the sex hormone.
Your doctor will likely suggest that you use estrogen cream. This is inserted into your vagina via a tube or a pill. You generally do this every night for a few nights and then only every few days, such as once or twice a week.
If you do not want to worry about placing the estrogen into your vagina on your own, your doctor can insert a ring inside your vagina that will release small amounts of estrogen at a time. You do have to have the ring removed and replaced periodically.
Hot flashes can greatly disrupt your life. This is because you can have one of these flashes at any time during the day or night. When this happens your face flushes red and you sweat profusely. You have hot flashes because your hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, are not in balance. To help with this, your doctor can prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Your doctor will give you a blood test to determine the hormones your body needs to help them prescribe you the right HRT.
HRT has been known to cause health problems with women. Because of this you may not want to take these hormones. If not, there are other options for you. One type is known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This medicine is using natural hormones that are identical to the hormones in your body. This medication is made in a lab from chemicals found in soy and yams.
Bioidentical hormones can also help with low libido so if you choose this you may not need to use an estrogen cream at all.
This comes in pill form and your doctor will tell you how often you need to take it.
Your doctor can go over these two options with you in much more detail, so you can decide what you would like to use. For more information about medications for menopause treatment, visit the Camelback Compounding Pharmacy.