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Hello welcome to -- -- I'm not -- it's a sensitive subject that women do not like to talk about.
But provide little dry and -- happens to 40% of postmenopausal women.
He had to give us solutions is hormone expert and author doctor Jennifer Landon who happens to be one of the -- so did you lands in the planet.
So thank you for being here mean look this should topping that I know a little bit you know more -- -- me.
Watch what happens when a woman goes into that post and -- -- and face.
What what is the vaginal meet -- dries up when he comes atrophy.
You know I'm so excited that we're talking about this topic Manning because as OB GY ends you know as well as I do.
How many women suffer from -- but it's one of those conditions that.
My patients -- we say to me.
I knew I was gonna have hot flashes I knew I wasn't going to be able to sleep I might have been moody but I had no idea my vagina was just going to.
Shrink up and literally almost shrivel up right so what causes it is the withdrawal of -- as women go through menopause.
They lose their estrogen and testosterone in protest turned TH -- they all play a role and they all drop banana -- And and these tissues are is this a 100% that that's the fertilizer that -- -- stations definitely -- absolutely that is in the heart those tissues have hormone interceptors all over them.
When they get the withdrawal of -- -- they've literally the cells absolutely shrink right.
My patients actually say.
Well something happened here and I don't think it's got my husband greatly help I think I'm good at -- -- care all right -- couldn't.
-- But you know let's talk a little bit about the emotional -- as -- you know it affects 40% women and at that they don't they keeping to themselves how does that affect their lives I mean you don't.
-- -- it dramatically because.
What women a lot of women they'll just kind of put up with that they don't realize there is any available treatment so wouldn't -- sex gets more and more painful.
And as sex gets more painful of course they withdraw from -- they don't want to do it.
And that affects the relationship and it minutes -- so painful even when you don't have sex.
Oh absolutely I have patient and actually who I have to treat who aren't sexually active -- all right it's someone comfortable that just the feeling underwear against the right and -- against -- trying to.
Can be so irritating they can't walk down the street without.
You and they have also irritation and.
Problems with -- -- in their bladders.
Rock and defecation mean all of that is just in all of that goes I -- that the loss of the hormones can affect the continent's.
And also the big question a lot of women have is you know it is.
You know there's a lot of people wanna go on natural I get it but I'm diet and nutrition -- they play a role.
They absolutely do even if patients want to go non hormone all right number one hydration so drinking enough water throughout the day too many of us are very dehydrated.
Making sure you avoid dehydration beverages like alcohol coffee at -- Other dietary things it's making sure you get those facts that we need from the diet.
In for example -- like -- not some ominous or avocados certain fishes like salmon.
Just make sure not to overdo it on those foods because they are highly caloric might -- -- they -- calorie dense so you wanna eat a small amount -- -- wanna make sure not to -- them all together right.
Things like solely.
Yes you like silly you know -- is controversial I -- he -- say it really is there's a stack of evidence about this high that shows that -- is great trust.
But then there's a stack of evidence may -- about this high.
That shows that soy might cause detrimental effect right.
A lot of women feel batter menopausal women especially when they eat a diet rich in -- But then -- some controversy as far as -- breast cancer risk and -- -- increase our risk of breast.
So let's get the most specific treatment which is really hormone replacement therapy how would you deal I'm 55 years old.
Heidi I had my last period like eight years ago and now all I am.
Very uncomfortable and I feel that I have vaginal -- it's very painful to have sex with my husband and I -- and sometimes even a little.
Bleeding her mom.
I'm very typical scenario right now -- how would you treat me.
You know I offer women several different options there's an estrogen that conventional gynecologists in America we don't use it all that often but their studies from Japan and overseas that -- that vaginal street all that's that's east for every.
Can be very very helpful in treating vaginal dryness.
But vaginal -- dial as extremely good as well and that's a natural -- estrogen that's natural and a body that's available in many different preparations.
I sometimes -- a compound of preparation just because I can get them to concentrate the -- -- into a smaller volume.
Because the conventional -- out there are a lot of women complain because it's too much -- and it's going to it's like yeah and it's very Massey and they complain about that.
So I give them just one ML of cream which is just about that much.
And I tell them to really rub it into the -- rub it into the inner vaginal.
Tissues and into the -- of all the the Levy and the entrance to the vagina and they do extremely well with that and sometimes -- even asked.
Testosterone to the -- and there are some good news -- talking about using DHT -- that's kind of a mother hormone Bryant vaginal.
What about oral estrogen.
Oral estrogen does help.
And I don't typically used oral estrogen because oral estrogen has been shown to increase the risk of clots like strokes and pulmonary analyst so I use estrogen through the skin so I would use let's say AM a patch or something like that.
And so giving back kind of estrogen therapy can help with a vaginal.
But I find if they really have vaginal dryness or what -- she -- call atrophy and then he really wanna give the estrogen right due to the -- placed directly to the spot -- and how soon have to treatment would you start seeing effects that's the what was wonderful thing about it really almost immediate I have music daily for the first two weeks.
By the end of that two weeks most women are already starting to see significant relief.
All right what can people get more information about this they can go to and I.
I tried one more natural thing that I -- -- I'm waiting for an extra virgin coconut oil it is.
I'd be all end all solution I -- love it he really doctor Oz talks about it for blood sugar so I tell them you need three chance you need one in your kitchen to cook what.
Indeed one in the Sharon 'cause it's a great moisturizer for the -- and one by the bedside horror.
Thought I patent I'm an -- of Africa command that -- part Ryan where can people get more information.
They can get more information at body logic MD dot com or at doctor Jennifer -- -- dot com.
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