A lagging libido can go hand-in-hand with menopause. But it doesn’t have to.
That’s why obstetrician/gynecologists often start the conversation.
“If you’re not comfortable talking about it, find an OB/GYN who makes you comfortable talking about it,” said Meaghan Shanahan, MD, CHI Health OB/GYN.
Together, you can improve the side effects – fatigue, hot flashes, depression – which dampen desire.
You can also address physical changes – vaginal dryness, thinness and lack of elasticity – which can cause discomfort.
“I really like vaginal estrogen, it quickly improves dryness and vaginal atrophy,” said Shanahan.
Be open with your partner, who might also be experiencing age-related problems.
“What I hear sometimes is “It’s been so long…,” Shanahan said.
It’s never too late to rekindle that flame.
For more, visit CHIhealth.com/MenopauseIntimate