A recent study conducted on a woman’s
sexuality shows that 50 per cent of postmenopausal women have serious problems
in the bedroom.
The study reveals that majority of
postmenopausal women find no pleasure within their sexual relationships, mostly
because they experience vaginal discomfort during an intercourse due to the
dryness. Dr Trudy Smith and Dr Carol Thomas, experts specialising in women’s
health say a lot of women suffer in silence thinking that there’s something
wrong with them. The experts say that there are treatments available, making
the condition manageable.
“The changes that happen in the
body as a result of menopause are normal, and there is no need to suffer in
silence. Women need to be encouraged to ask for assistance, and not to be
embarrassed. Convenient treatments are available and consumers need to speak to
their doctor or pharmacist about their options,” Carol explains.
the 21 percent women who participated in the research, most of them had
positive things to say about the treatment, and their men were also happy about
the results. Trudy says patients have an option to choose a treatment that’s
convenient for them, she says the local oestrogen therapy be directly
administered directly into the vagina, or patients can be given vaginal
tablets, cream or ring.
“Only small doses of oestrogen
are needed to treat vaginal symptoms of menopause, and the vaginal response to
local oestrogen therapy may be long-lasting, provided that you take it as
indicated,” she explains.