How Can A Woman's Sexual Health Change During Menopause?

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Menopause is a new stage in your life, and it comes with new benefits and challenges. While it offers no more menstrual periods and maybe even a new fresh outlook on life, you may also experience some struggles – one of which is unwanted changes to your sexual health. Board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh and the experts at HEALOR Primary Care in Las Vegas, NV are experienced in addressing concerns about female sexual health. By identifying what the problem is, what might be causing it, and how to treat it, you can get back to enjoying your life – and sexual health – during menopause.

What is menopause?

Menopause is the time in your life that occurs 12 months after your last period. Leading up to that point, you might experience anything from hot flashes to changes in your monthly cycles. This stage usually lasts about seven years, but it can last as long as 14 years.

Menopause is a completely normal biological process, and each woman experiences menopause differently. This is because your body’s production of estrogen and progesterone – both hormones made by the ovaries – are unique to you.

Unfortunately, menopause can come with a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms, such as mood changes, weight gain, sleep problems, and sexual health concerns.

How can menopause impact sexual health?

During and after menopause, the drop in estrogen in your body causes many changes – some of which are welcome changes, some of which are less appealing. One change you might experience is with your sexuality.

To start, lower levels of estrogen can lead to a drop in blood supply to the vagina. As a result, you may experience vaginal dryness and painful sex. You may also experience a tightening of the vaginal opening, burning, and itching – all of which are related to the hormonal changes going on in your body.

Menopause can also impact other factors related to sexual health, such as:

  • Bladder control

  • Emotions such as depression, anxiety, and stress

  • Sleep problems

Finally, some medications that are taken for menopause can impact your sexual health, as well.

What treatment options are available for female sexual health?

Your sexual health is an integral part of your relationships and who you are as a woman. While sexual health changes are very common for women going through menopause, you don’t have to live with these symptoms.

Dr. Singh helps ease menopause symptoms in patients to not only improve their sexual health but their overall quality of life, as well. At your appointment in Las Vegas, NV, we’ll discuss your individual situation, including what sexual health symptoms you are experiencing and for how long. Treatment options can range from medication to sexual health tips (such as using lubricant) to other options to alleviate your sexual health concerns.

Our compassionate and understanding approach helps you feel comfortable and honest discussing your sexual health – all while knowing you’re in the hands of experts at HEALOR Primary Care.

Contact us today to improve your sexual health during menopause

No woman should be unsatisfied with their sexual health, including during menopause. Instead of thinking that these changes are inevitable, take your sexual health into your hands with the help of board-certified physician Dr. Raj Singh and the experts at HEALOR Primary Care in Las Vegas, NV. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with one of our highly skilled doctors to ease your menopause symptoms and embrace your sexual health once again.

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