Menopause and Your Sex Life

Sex may not be at the forefront of your mind like it is for men, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t important to you. Hot flashes and night sweats may be the first thing that comes to mind when someone says menopause. But changing hormone levels also affect your sex life, which may put a strain on your intimate relationship.

The health care team at Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery doesn’t want menopause to mean the end of sex as you know it. We provide treatments to help restore your libido and improve intimacy in the bedroom.

Declining estrogen levels

During the months and years leading up to menopause, which marks the end of your reproductive years, your estrogen levels fluctuate. Estrogen is a sex hormone primarily produced in your ovaries that:

Estrogen also regulates the production of cholesterol in the liver to help reduce the buildup of plaque in your artery walls and may protect against memory loss.

When your estrogen levels decline as you reach menopause, all of these systems are affected.

It’s all about the vagina

When it comes to menopause and sex, much of the lack of interest in sex comes from the effects the low estrogen levels have on your vagina.

Estrogen keeps your vaginal tissue strong, elastic, and well lubricated, all of which makes sexual intercourse enjoyable. The decline in estrogen as you reach menopause affects vaginal health and causes:

The changes to your vaginal tissue may put a real damper on your sex life, making it feel more like torture than pleasure.

Bringing back your libido

Menopause doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life, which is why we’ve made your sexual health such an important part of our medical practice. We offer a number of options to help restore vaginal health and your sex life.

Hormone replacement therapy

Restoring hormonal balance may significantly improve vaginal health and your sexual pleasure. We provide bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets to raise estrogen levels.

These pellets, which we surgically implant under the skin in your buttocks, are designed to meet your specific hormonal needs so you get the most benefits. Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy, BHRT is a more natural replacement, created from hormones found in yams and soy.

Vaginal rejuvenation

To assist in improving vaginal health, we also offer laser treatment with the diVa® Laser Vaginal Therapy system. This treatment gently heats your vaginal tissue, which may help stimulate your body’s own natural healing powers to restore vaginal health, including improved elasticity, strength, and lubrication.

Orgasm shot

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a blood product made from your own blood that is rich in proteins and platelets that stimulate healing and rejuvenation. The orgasm shot is a special treatment we offer at Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery that injects PRP into your vaginal tissue to help revitalize and restore function and pleasure.

Sex isn’t over after menopause. If you’re struggling with intimacy in your life due to discomfort caused by the change in hormone levels, we can help. Call us today or schedule a consultation using the online booking button.

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