Bioidentical Hormone Doctors Offer Practical Solutions for Vaginal Dryness

As women get older, they may lose interest in sex, it may not feel as great as it once did and they may be less willing to put forth the effort for unsatisfying rewards. But it doesn’t have to be this way. According to Kansas City bioidentical hormones expert, Dr. David Shuck, by treating any physical barriers and changing their outlook on sexuality, women can have a more enjoyable and fulfilling sex life. One physical barrier that many middle aged women will face is vaginal dryness.

Kansas City, KS, August 18, 2011 --( A woman’s body needs a lot of moisture and often comes up short. Women may experience dry skin, dry eyes, dry hair and, yes, even dry lady-parts. Vaginal dryness can occur at any age, but is particularly common during and after menopause. But it’s not something you have to live with — it can be easily treated.

"Vaginal dryness is the chief complaint of many of my female patients,” says Dr. Shuck, who specializes in the treatment of hormonal imbalances. “When a woman has too much progesterone and not enough estrogen, it can result in the thinning and drying of the vaginal wall, making sex uncomfortable and sometimes downright painful. By balancing these hormones with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), it’s possible to counteract the effects of vaginal dryness and other symptoms that may be affecting your sex drive.”

In many cases, vaginal dryness occurs alongside vaginal atrophy. This condition is caused by low estrogen levels and is characterized by thin, inflamed vaginal walls and may lead to itching and stinging in and around the vagina, even without penetration. In mild cases, vaginal dryness can also be alleviated with personal lubricants. There are many different options available to help women experience satisfying, fulfilling sex! So if you feel like you’ve tried it all and nothing seems to be working, it might be worth a visit to your doctor to have your hormone levels evaluated to determine if your hormones are to blame.

More about Dr. Shuck
Dr. Shuck received his undergraduate in Biology from Hastings College in 1971. After studying physical therapy at Iowa University, Dr. Shuck attended Medical School at the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1975. Dr. Shuck fulfilled his Internship at Firelands Memorial Hospital in 1980 and later completed his Residency in Osteopathic Obstetrics and Gynecology at Grandview Medical Center in 1987.

More about BodyLogicMD
Founded in 2003, BodyLogicMD physician-owned practices make up the nation’s largest and fastest growing network of the most highly trained physicians specializing in natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Integrated with fitness and nutrition programs, BodyLogicMD’s medically supervised programs are for men and women suffering from hormone imbalance associated with menopause and andropause. BodyLogicMD is currently featured as an expert resource on; Suzanne Somers’ latest bestselling books “Knockout: Interviews With Doctors Who Are Curing Cancer And How To Prevent Getting It In The First Place” and “Breakthrough: Eight Steps to Wellness” lists BodyLogicMD as an expert resource, and her book, “Ageless: The Naked Truth About Bioidentical Hormones” dedicates an entire chapter to BodyLogicMD. Florida Trend cover story December 2009, features BodyLogicMD as the national leaders in the growing anti-aging industry; BusinessWeek cover story March 2006, features the BodyLogicMD business start-up story.

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Jill Swartz