Menopause is a natural process of aging, but the changes that accompany it aren’t always pleasant. Vaginal dryness is one of the most common symptoms that women going through menopause experience. And since this process is natural, a lot of people believe that they must simply live with it—forever. But forever is a long time, especially when you don’t actually have to suffer. Not all natural processes are worth suffering through—like migraines and kidney stones.
Instead of leaving your sexual health after menopause up to fate, let’s talk about how to reconnect with yourself before, during, and after menopause. Here’s to better living through science!
What Happens During Menopause
What we think of as menopause really happens in three separate phases: perimenopause, menopause, and postmenopause. Perimenopause is a period of about eight to ten years before menopause, and, for most women, this starts in their 30s or 40s. Keep in mind that chemotherapy or some medications can bring about early-onset menopause, so this timeline varies based on the individual’s medical history. During perimenopause, women’s estrogen begins to slow, and eventually, the ovaries stop releasing eggs. Some of the symptoms that come along during this time of life are hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and perhaps emotional changes due to the hormonal fluctuations.
If we’re speaking strictly scientifically, menopause only lasts for one day: it’s the day that marks the passing of a full year since a woman’s last menstrual period. At this point, the ovaries are not producing as much estrogen as they used to, and a significant portion of the female population experiences vaginal dryness. But, a lot of them started experiencing it during perimenopause.
The postmenopausal phase lasts for the rest of your life. So does the decreased amount of the estrogen you’re producing, unless your doctor prescribes an estrogen replacement. Unfortunately, this means if you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, chances are, it’s not going to go away on its own. The good news is that you can address this symptom safely and effectively, and you don’t have to face an eternity of discomfort.
Beyond a New Normal: Sexual Health After Menopause
The idea that “life begins at 50” is true, and it even has science behind it. To treat this as a period of decline would be such a shame. Women in any phase of menopause are ready to live their best life—not ready to accept that sex is now painful, and it’s always going to feel uncomfortable. So, if you have symptoms that you believe are related to menopause, be sure to mention them to your doctor! Finding a treatment that suits your lifestyle is one of the most empowering ways to embrace this new phase of life. You deserve pleasure and the best quality of life imaginable.
How Membrasin® Can Help
Membrasin® is uniquely able to help women maintain or improve their sexual health after menopause. It’s the only clinically studied oral supplement that helps combat vaginal dryness. (If you’re into science, read the whole study!) Plus, it’s estrogen-free, so it’s safe for women who have cancer or can’t take hormones for other medical reasons. Membrasin® offers two products to help you combat vaginal dryness: the Vitality Pearls (an oral supplement) and the Intimate Moisture Cream. Try Membrasin® with SBA24® today to find out why Membrasin® is the #1 vaginal moisture supplement in the world.