How Menopause Symptoms Can Affect Your Sex Life

Whenever you thought about menopause, you figured hot flashes would be your biggest problem. Now that you’re in menopause, you realize that “the change” has altered your sex life, and not in a good way. MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers can help you put the zing back into sex after menopause. 

What is menopause?

Sooner or later, all women experience menopause, the release of their last egg and the end of their periods and reproductive life. 

For some women, menopause is liberating. No more tampons. No more worrying about unwanted pregnancies. No more hot flashes, the bane of the time leading up to menopause.

But menopause for many women is a pain. The drop in estrogen, which is a hallmark of menopause, can cause or feed many health problems including osteoporosis, heart disease, bladder and bowel problems, and poor muscle tone and skin elasticity.

How does menopause affect sex life?

The decrease in your estrogen and testosterone levels during menopause cause your vagina to atrophy. Vaginal walls thin and lose their tone. The inside of your vagina becomes dry and produces less lubrication during intercourse. These conditions can make sex less satisfying and painful. And who wants to have painful, frustrating sex?

Some women find other conditions that can accompany menopause also contribute to their diminished libido. These include:

What are some treatments for sexual problems after menopause?

Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to treat sex problems that occur after menopause.

Low libido

The North American Menopause Society says the first thing you should do when your libido lags is to examine your relationship and what may be turning you off. It may not be menopause.

If your relationship is satisfying, maybe medications you’re taking, like antidepressants and blood pressure drugs, are dampening your desire. Talk to your doctor, who may be able to reduce your dose or recommend a different drug.

Vaginal dryness

Having more sex can cure your vaginal dryness problem. Good sex increases blood flow down there, which improves lubrication.

You can also try vaginal lubricants and moisturizers, hormone replacement therapy, or low-dose vaginal estrogen creams, rings, or tablets.

How can women’s rejuvenation help your sex life?

Women’s rejuvenation includes surgical and noninvasive procedures that improve overall vaginal health and enhance clitoral stimulation and orgasms.

Procedures include:

If you want to revive your sex life after menopause, contact MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers. Call us for a consultation at 949-339-1624, or use the online booking tool.

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