Should I Consider Vaginal Hormone Therapy?

Hormone imbalance is a common problem among women, causing symptoms that are not only uncomfortable, but also detrimental to your quality of life. 

If you’re a woman seeking relief from symptoms of hormone imbalance, vaginal hormone therapy may be an effective treatment option for you. By supplementing your natural estrogen levels, vaginal hormone therapy can bring your body back into balance. 

Candidates for Vaginal Hormone Therapy

Vaginal hormone therapy is generally used for women who are experiencing:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal itchiness
  • Vaginal burning or pain during sex

For systemic symptoms of menopause and hormone imbalance in women, such as hot flashes, mood swings, sleep disturbances, memory loss, fatigue, cognitive issues, and low sex drive, vaginal estrogen generally isn’t effective. For these symptoms, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is likely a better option. 

Vaginal Hormone Therapy Risks

If you’re considering vaginal hormone therapy, it’s imperative to understand the risks involved. If you still have a uterus, vaginal estrogen has a risk of endometrial cancer. High-dose, long-term vaginal estrogen use can also increase your risk of stroke and cancer. 

Vaginal Hormone Therapy Options

While vaginal hormone therapy only uses estrogen, there are many different methods available here at Hermann Aesthetics & Wellness. Vaginal suppositories and tablets, rings, and creams are all options for hormone replacement therapy at our clinic. You can choose to use one of these methods alone or combine multiple methods for a varied approach. 

Determining If Vaginal Hormone Therapy Is Right for You

To determine if vaginal hormone therapy is right for you, visit our office for an initial consultation. A member of our staff will review your health history, complete a physical exam, and learn about your goals for treatment. After completing blood work and discussing what to expect from vaginal hormone therapy, you and your provider will determine whether it’s the right option for you. 

To schedule a consultation for vaginal hormone therapy, contact our office today.