Vaginal dryness is a common complaint – and not just in postmenopausal women. Symptoms often include painful sex, itching, burning, and a feeling of pressure. Hormone imbalance is usually responsible, although side effects from medications and some autoimmune diseases can also cause vaginal dryness. Many treatments include naturopathic suppositories and the use of estrogen creams applied to the vagina.
Estrogen applied to the vagina is absorbed into the bloodstream and affects the total load of estrogen in the body. It is critical to maintain an optimal estrogen to progesterone ratio, as the relationship is vital for sleep, mood, and energy.
At ALETRIS, we always to measure salivary hormone levels before prescribing hormones that are appropriate for each patient’s unique hormone profile.