The journey into menopause, when your periods stop for good, can be a struggle for some women, interfering with your mental, physical, and emotional health. In some cases, menopause can have a significant impact on your sex life, affecting your own self-confidence and relationships.
There is hope. Several options are available to rebalance your body and improve your overall health and sexual wellness. Drs. Pakideh and Ahadi offer innovative treatment options, including hormone therapies, to relieve the severity of your menopause symptoms and help you enjoy a happy, healthy sex life for years to come.
Negative effects of menopause
As a result of the hormone fluctuations your body goes through on the road to menopause, it creates significant changes in your body. Your hair becomes thinner, your skin drier, and fat may start blossoming around your hips and belly.
Your vagina also goes through changes, thinning out and becoming drier as you lose your natural lubrication ability. Vaginal inflammation and irritation can make sex uncomfortable and even painful.
Hormonal changes can also reduce your desire and interest in sex, which can eventually put a strain on your relationships. You may also feel depressed and frustrated with your situation, putting additional emotional stressors in your life.
Improve your sex life with hormone therapy
There’s no cure for menopause and unfortunately you must go along for the ride. It can take years for your periods to finally stop forever, and throughout that time your symptoms can also get worse.
To address the root of the symptoms you experience as you head into menopause, you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy.
A customized hormone therapy plan can help alleviate your symptoms and offers other benefits to promote good health and wellness as you age.
The many benefits of hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy can safely and effectively rebalance your levels of estrogen and progesterone. Even a slight imbalance in your hormone levels can cause dramatic changes in your moods and physical health.
To create your custom treatment plan, you first undergo a simple blood test where your hormone levels are carefully evaluated to determine what’s missing. From there, a comprehensive health exam, including a thorough review of your medical history, helps determine if hormone replacement is right for you.
Since your hormone imbalance didn’t happen overnight, it can take some time for you and your
doctor to find the right dosage and hormone type to achieve your desired results. As your hormones become more stable and fluctuations are no longer as dramatic, you can expect to experience a relief of your symptoms with long-term results.
Sex becomes more comfortable as your natural lubrication is restored and your vaginal health improves. You may find it easier to maintain a healthy weight and your desire for sex can make a comeback.
Self-care matters, too
Hormone therapy isn’t the only thing you need to consider during your premenopausal years. What you eat, how much you exercise, and the amount of stress in your life all play a factor in how well you navigate the change of life.
A healthy diet and daily activity can go a long way to improving your energy levels and concentration. You can also discuss with your doctor certain exercises that can help strengthen your pelvic floor. These exercises can also reduce episodes of incontinence and make sex enjoyable once again.
Find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you by scheduling a consultation by phone or using the online booking feature.