Our Naturopathic Doctors often see women complain of symptoms associated with vaginal dryness. Up to 50% of menopausal women suffer from this but few people ever seek treatment. Vaginal dryness is not only uncomfortable, but it can cause painful intercourse, increases the risk of urinary tract infection and make women more susceptible to incontinence and bladder leakage. Who really wants to use adult diapers?! Often times women are told to just put up with the symptoms of menopause and that it’s a part of aging. Hot flashes are one thing but the symptoms of vaginal dryness don’t ever go away without proper care.
So what’s going on down there?! Estrogen keeps the vaginal tissue moist and is responsible for maintaining tissue elasticity. Have you ever tried to use an old elastic band? It’s not as flexible and is far more likely to crack or break when you stretch it. That’s very similar to what happens with your vaginal tissue in menopause. Fear not, Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause is quite common and our Oakville Naturopathic Doctors have a solution that is safe and effective.
As bioidentical hormone doctors, we strive to use the safe and natural approach to keeping your body balanced and healthy. Estrogen comes in three different forms and most medical doctors give prescriptions that give you estradiol. The problems is that it’s not estradiol but rather estriol that helps treat vaginal dryness. Our naturopathic doctors work with compounding pharmacies to prepare the lowest dose and most effective treatment to restore your vaginal health, reduce incontinence, prevent recurrent bladder infections and make you feel good again.