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Monday, September 22, 2014
Any vitamins or herbs that will help?
I am 50 and I had a complete hystorectomy 5 yrs ago for heavy periods. I take no hormones,I am slowly gaining weight,and sex is not comfortable . Is there something that I need vitimans or herbs that will help.
The symptoms you are experiencing are a common occurrence with aging. Most women find they must eat less and exercise more to stay the same weight. Use of a lubricant with intercourse is helpful after menopause. Many women use a vaginal moisturizer like Replens or Silk-E once or twice a week. It is also important to have intercourse on a regular basis after menopause to "stay in shape". If these measures are not sufficient to restore comfortable intercourse, talk with your clinician about the option of low dose vaginal estrogen.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati