Too many women resign themselves to thinking sex will always be uncomfortable or unenjoyable once they reach a certain age. But, it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether you are experiencing painful sex or low sex drive, the suitable therapies from a compounding pharmacy can make all the difference. So, if you are ready to begin a new chapter with a healthy sex life and pain-free sex, keep reading to get the details.
Common Sexual Health Issues During and After Menopause
If you are going through menopause or have already gone through the change, you may be experiencing one or more of several symptoms.
- Low sex drive
- Painful vaginal sex, also known as dyspareunia
- Thinning and drying of the vaginal tissues, which can lead to tears, itching, and pain
- Lack of lubrication
These symptoms tend to be more severe for women who have had a hysterectomy. As hormone levels crash, women may notice the unpleasant problems and believe they have to suffer through them. Many women don’t realize that there are highly effective treatment options available to help them recover and restore their sexual health.
Compounded Treatments to Rejuvenate Your Sex Life
Estradiol is the hormone responsible for maintaining vaginal wall elasticity, thickness, and lubrication. When estrogen levels fall during menopause or after a hysterectomy, the symptoms tend to start. Today’s top compounding pharmacies offer localized and systemic treatment options—some with estrogenic hormones and some with non-estrogenic hormones—to alleviate symptoms and rejuvenate the vaginal wall lining and lubrication.
Here are some of the treatment options:
Estradiol vaginal cream
Works to replenish vaginal lubrication and heal thinning walls of the vagina. Most OBGYNs can provide estradiol cream.
This cream is an option if the estradiol causes too many unpleasant side effects or if vaginal dryness is mild to moderate; as a weaker estrogen, estriol causes fewer side effects and can help with urinary incontinence. Estriol is only available through a compounding pharmacy.
This non-estrogenic treatment contains the hormone dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which has been shown to help with vaginal wall thinning, lack of lubrication, low libido, sexual satisfaction, and painful sex. It can help heal problems, but it can also lead to improvements in the sexual experience. You can get DHEA cream from a compounding pharmacy.
This non-estrogenic cream can benefit less pain and more lubrication during sex without affecting estrogen levels. As a hormone that impacts desire, higher levels of oxytocin can lead to more intense orgasms. Oxytocin also helps with vaginal atrophy and lubrication, and the cream is available through your compounding pharmacy.
Pain-Free, Enjoyable Sex Is within Your Reach!
Talk to your doctor about these treatment options for low sex drive and painful sex. Our compounding pharmacists at Towne Lake Family Pharmacy can work with you and your doctor to compound the ideal formulation to meet your needs. Contact us directly to learn more about these treatments for a healthy sex life.