Never give up…
Fear, dread, avoidance, lack of confidence, sense of loss, relational tension, anxiety about the future, hopeless resignation. Do any of these describe your inner struggle with painful intercourse? Have you given up on creams, gels, and lubricants because they just don’t seem to help enough? Do you long to be the carefree, spontaneous person you once were before age or a hysterectomy began to take a toll? For women who lack enough estradiol or estrogen to maintain adequate moisture in the vagina, once pleasurable intercourse may be gone.
A woman’s ovaries usually produce the hormones estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone. Blood levels of estradiol vary from day to day throughout the menstrual cycle starting low just after menstruation, then rising sharply within the first 8 to 10 days of the cycle. This is followed by a period when estradiol declines somewhat, followed by another surge of estradiol. This may explain mood swings and fluid retention varying from time to time.
So What’s Missing?
Estrogen is very important in keeping the tissues of the vagina lubricated and healthy.1 Normally, the lining of the vagina creates a clear, lubricating fluid. Estradiol is responsible for the vagina to be easily stimulated to produce moisture any time during the female cycle, providing for ease of intercourse. Yet estradiol levels start to decline in menopause, usually between 40 – 50 for most women.
A condition called atrophic vaginitis can develop by decreased estrogen. Without sufficient estradiol, the mucosa of the vagina becomes dry and feels as if it is cracking. Itching, or burning on urination may also occur. During intercourse chafing is inevitable, making intercourse painful and unbearable. Not only is estradiol necessary for maintaining vaginal moisture, but it also performs over four hundred vital functions in a female. Vaginal dryness can also lead to other health concerns such as: Yeast or bacterial infections of the vagina, sores or cracks in the walls of the vagina, and cause pain or bleeding in intercourse.
Solution: Natural Hormone Therapy
Replacement of lost estradiol with natural estradiol through natural hormone therapy restores the body’s own lubrication as opposed to simply providing a covering for stressed tissue with creams and gels. These topical preparations then could be viewed as supplementation to systemic renewal gained replaced estrogen in the system.
Interested in learning more?
Women and even men should not have to suffer in silence. If you have symptoms and want relief, contact someone at MedStudio to find out more. And of course, information is great when evaluating and learning about your health choices. Ultimately, only a qualified licensed medical provider can make a qualified diagnosis and recommendation.
While this document is not to be used to diagnose, treat or cure any type of illness or health condition, we hope it will make you interested enough to seek more information and get your life back.
After all, it’s Your Health. Your Choice. Your Journey.
We are here to guide you through menopause.