Vaginal Health 101: Dryness, Hormonal Replacement Therapy (HRTs) and Viagra for her

Akima Taylor | 4/28/2015, 6 a.m.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy: Lubricant, Rings and “Viagra for Her”

Over-the-counter, there are many products available to use. Just stroll down the aisle and you will find that it has a variety of products that make many promises… So, look for what you are desiring. If it is sexual, they have that. If it is just for everyday lubrication, they have that too!

Seeking medical advice for your dryness related to hormonal imbalance may give you more structured solution. It has been studied, that in general, treating dryness is more effective with topical applications rather than by taking a pill or applying a skin patch. There are Estrogen Creams, Estrogen Rings and Estrogen Tablets your medical practitioner can prescribe.

I often shake my head in awe at the number of laughs a crowd can inspire with the sheer mention of the work “Viagra” in a commentary! I was telling my sister, “I think people are just nervously laughing. Surely a women finds sexual pleasure a priority.” I continued, “At our age, I am sure we do not care what he does. Just do what-EVER it is you have to do to ‘keep the car going’”! I got a resounding “YES GIRL” from her! And in my years of nursing, I cannot find, in my memory bank, one women who would disagree with the above statement. However, with the use of Viagra for men, women seem to have been left in the dark.

Viagra has been a common use in heart health for a very long time, until in 2008 it was introduced as a “cure-all” for male erectile dysfunction (ED). Women became curious at its effects on their own sex life and so it was tested and trialed. Viagra works on a woman’s clitoris in the same manner it works on a male penis. In women it increases the blood flow allowing orgasms to be reached and to be reached quicker. It does not affect the arousal or desire to have sex… but it is not intended to do that in men nor women. For increase in desires, I will direct you to a sexual therapist.

In conclusion, I must remind you: PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE…. Do not reach into the medicine cabinet of your loved one and pop a few of his “little blue pills” and expect it to work and work for you. As you know, I am not an advocate for sharing medicine! That is a No-No! You will need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor regarding your heart and hormones before prescribing the correct dose for YOU!

As always, I pray this information has given you the tools for health! As with every week’s article, my focus is to make medical information make sense. I pray this article finds you in perfect peace.