Hormone replacement therapy, HRT, is truly one of the most effective treatments for female dryness, dyspareunia and other menopause symptoms. But studies have shown that HRT also poses serious risk to users, increasing the risk of certain cancers. Now, scientists are taking a second look at hormone replacement therapy — and some say it may be a safe treatment after all. Confused yet?
Female dryness and menopause cures
Hot flashes, painful sex, night sweats and mood swings — oh my! Menopause is pretty serious business, and the symptoms it brings are extremely unpleasant. Female dryness leads to dyspareunia, which can keep women from enjoying a healthy, normal sex life. Living without sex is unhealthy for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is the risk of vaginal atrophy. There are all sorts of reasons women are looking for a cure for their menopause symptoms, but modern medical studies haven’t been very promising.
Natural cures, like soy and flaxseed, have recently been debunked as viable menopause solutions. Suddenly, the old solutions are feeling new again. Some physicians are advocating the use of hormone replacement therapy to treat female dryness and other, undesired menopause symptoms. But, most scientists and studies agree that the risks are still present. HRT does still increase the risk of cancer in women, though there’s no question that it is extremely effective in managing menopause. The treatment is viable and still used in the United States. If you want to pursue HRT, consult with your physician to become apprised of the various risks.
You should always speak with your physician before beginning any treatment program, no matter how mild it may seem. Even over the counter and herbal medications may have bizarre reactions with prescriptions you are already using.
Treating female dryness
Medication and herbal therapy aren’t your only options for treating female dryness. HRT and other drug therapies are effective in treating an array of menopause symptoms, but you always have the option of specifically treating each one of your symptoms separately. There are many different options for overcoming female dryness and avoiding dyspareunia.
Natural lubrication may be supplemented with commercial products, which are available at any grocery or pharmacy. Vibrators for women may also be used to treat female dryness, by providing natural lubrication through stimulation. Sometimes, extended foreplay alone is enough to improve and overcome female dryness. Sex after menopause is possible, and still enjoyable, but sometimes it takes a little extra work.