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Suggest remedy for low libido and dryness in vagina

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: I'm a 63 year old female and have experienced a significant decline in my desire for sex and experience significant dryness which makes intercourse uncomfortable. Is there anything new on the market to help with these conditions?
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Answered by Dr. Luchuo Engelbert Bain (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Low dose estrogens and lubricants, depression management, exercise

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for the query,

I understand this could be very disturbing. It is but natural to experience some decline in sexual desire with age , as well as dryness. This is physiologically attributed to reduced secretion of the female sexual hormone Estrogen.

management involves use of lubricants, moisturizers and Low dose vaginal estrogens . Most of these therapies are available over the counter.

It is important also to consider the psychological component of sex. Severe or moderate depression reduces desire for sex. appropriate management of depression remains important. Exercise could be very enriching and has been described to increase sexual desire in some people. taking off for holidays could help to.

Thanks and kind regards as I wish you the best of health.

Dr Bain
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Brief Answer: Low dose estrogens and lubricants, depression management, exercise Detailed Answer: Hi and thanks for the query, I understand this could be very disturbing. It is but natural to experience some decline in sexual desire with age , as well as dryness. This is physiologically attributed to reduced secretion of the female sexual hormone Estrogen. management involves use of lubricants, moisturizers and Low dose vaginal estrogens . Most of these therapies are available over the counter. It is important also to consider the psychological component of sex. Severe or moderate depression reduces desire for sex. appropriate management of depression remains important. Exercise could be very enriching and has been described to increase sexual desire in some people. taking off for holidays could help to. Thanks and kind regards as I wish you the best of health. Dr Bain