Tag - 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 …

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 …

26
Jan

Women's Sexuality in Menopause

A few years ago Karen Giblin asked me to write a theme song called Red Hot Mama for her Red Hot Mama’s menopause organization. One of the lines in it goes – “Just because I’m in the ‘Pause doesn’t mean I’m dead.” That line underscores what a number of studies show; that sexual activity is alive …