Sharon J. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer. Women may also be concerned that there is not enough time during their appointment to address such a sensitive and multifaceted topic. Find articles by Sharon J.
Sexual health is as important as any other facet of health and should receive the same level of attention. Who is a Good Candidate for Pellet Therapy? Can the Keto Diet Help with Menopause?
How the supplement works is parallel to many of the male enhancement supplements. Accessed Feb. All of these should be monitored carefully. The annoying symptoms represent big changes in the lives of those who experience them.
The problem with the pharmaceutical approach to using testosterone to increase libido is partly the side effects. These symptoms can be managed using medications, including hormonal replacement therapy HRT. One way is to treat the underlying hormone changes with hormone therapy HRT.
Others may feel depressed, irritable, or moody. Stress relief techniques should be explored extensively as well.
Menopause ; 13 —56 [ PubMed ] [ Google Scholar ]. Physical factors that can affect libido include endocrine issues such as hypothyroidismthe effect of certain prescription medications for example flutamideand the attractiveness and biological fitness of one's partner, among various other lifestyle factors.
More specifically, HCP training should focus on integrating knowledge about sexual health with skills for counseling patients and shared decision-making based on individual needs and goals. Baumeister, Kathleen R. In particular, many women do not recognize GSM as a common consequence of menopause, especially because symptoms, including vaginal dryness and dyspareunia, often do not present until several years after they stopped experiencing menstrual cycles.
Truth 8: Your Vaginal Walls May Thin a Bit "One of the biggest issues with sex after menopause is that declining estrogen levels can lead to thinning of the vaginal walls," says Dr. Office-visit time constraints may contribute to HCP hesitating to raise sexual health concerns, especially if they have not received training and tools to help conduct these conversations in an efficient manner.
Published online Apr Collectively, these issues often lead to inadequate sexual health outcomes for women. See also: Hyposexuality and Hypersexuality.