Category - Vaginal Dryness

22
May

Best Treatment for Vaginal Dryness…And the winner is….

A Best Kept Secret… If there is one best kept secret about menopause, it’s vaginal dryness.   Even though over half of all women between the ages of 51 and 60 are suffering, only about 7% are getting any treatment.   Why Don’t More Women Get Treated? Why?   It’s a communication issue: Women don’t …

21
Jan

Premature Menopause Increases Emotional and Physical Symptoms

Menopause symptoms are no fun. Some of the symptoms are physical, like hot flashes. Others are emotional, like mood swings. Yet others are sexual, like vaginal dryness or decreased sex drive. Would these symptoms be different for women who go through menopause at an earlier age compared with women who go through menopause later in …

19
Dec

A Candid Chat on The Latest on Menopause and Sexual Health

I recently had the pleasure of being invited back to The Autoimmune Hour. Host Sharon Saylor explored with me the latest information on menopause, and a deep dive into the issues of vaginal dryness and intimacy that affects so many women in and around menopause. In this episode, we also had a candid discussion about …

22
Oct

Vaginal Dryness and Painful Sex (GSM) – An Unmet Need

It’s common. It’s painful. But nobody wants to talk about it – vaginal dryness and painful sex. But if you do have it, you’re not alone. Roughly half of women after menopause will have vaginal dryness or painful sex. Doctors call it Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM.   Why Does it Happen? The lower …

10
Dec

When Treatment Causes Menopause

Menopause always comes with challenges. When you are 50ish, the symptoms come on gradually. But when you are younger and still have normal or relatively normal hormone levels, treatment causes an abrupt drop in those hormones, and that causes you to be catapulted into menopause. That large, sudden change in hormones causes large, sudden changes …

16
Apr

Dryness and Pain after Breast Cancer Treatment (GSM) – How to Make it Better

There’s a new medical term for an old and too familiar problem. It’s called Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause or GSM and it is the medical term for a group of symptoms that include dryness of the vagina and skin area outside the vagina, burning, and irritation. It also includes painful sex, urinary symptoms, and recurring urinary …

29
Nov

FDA Issues Warning on Vaginal Laser Treatment

Ever go to the doctor and feel too embarrassed to ask your question?   One very common question that DOESN’T get asked is,   “Are you feeling dry or feeling pain with sex?”   You’re not alone. About half of women in perimenopause and menopause share your frustration.   The bad news is that only about 7% ever …

5
Jun

5 Tips That Add Sizzle to Your Sex Life

Is your mojo is a no-show? You’re not alone. Decrease in desire is the most common sexual problem women report, and it can begin as early as the 30s. One fairly recent solution for women with low libido is a little pink pill called Addyi (flibanserin). The good news is women the FDA finally approved …

4
Jun

HealthRock and Dr. Mache awarded Gates Foundation Award

HealthRock® Media Contact: Info@HealthRock.com HealthRock, LLC Receives Grand Challenges Explorations Grant For Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development   Newton, MA – HealthRock LLC announced today that it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Mache Seibel, MD will pursue an innovative global health and …

24
Apr

Painful Sex, Vaginal Dryness Common In Menopause, Rarely Treated – Estrogen Helps

For women in menopause, narrowing and thinning of the vaginal tissues and vaginal dryness, a condition called vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is one of the most common symptoms.  Though it affects over half of women, only 7% are treated and many are unaware that effective treatments are available. Typical symptoms are vaginal dryness that can lead …

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