Far too many women believe that vaginal dryness is just part of aging and they have no treatment options. Or, they mistake their symptoms for a UTI or yeast infection and don't realize dryness is to blame.
If your symptoms caused by vaginal dryness, there are easy treatment options that can offer almost immediate relief.
Over-the-counter and prescription lubricants are a first step in treating superficial and sexually related symptoms. Your provider can recommend the best type of lubricant for your vaginal health issues.
Hormonal treatment options include supplementing estrogen by using topical creams, a vaginal ring or oral supplements. However, some women are sensitive to hormones or are unable to use hormone therapy because of medical conditions such as an increased risk of certain cancers or potential side effects impacting cancer treatment. Your provider will advise you about the safety of hormonal treatments and which would be the best fit for your needs and lifestyle.
DHEA is converted to hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, by the body. It can be used to balance hormone levels for women who are experiencing vaginal dryness along with other symptoms of hormonal imbalance. DHEA therapy is not a hormone but is still not recommended for women who cannot use hormone therapies.
Vaginal dryness doesn’t have to disrupt your daily life and intimate relationships. The expert team at the Coyle Institute can determine the cause of your vaginal concerns and develop a treatment program that will provide relief and put you back on the road to long-lasting vaginal health. Schedule your consultation today.