Are you struggling with menopause symptoms like vaginal dryness, itching, irritation and even painful intimacy?
If so, you’re not alone. About 40 to 60% of menopausal women in a recent study complained of vaginal issues that make intimacy difficult or even painful.
As I mentioned in my last post, the hormone estriol has been used for years in Europe, to help relieve vaginal atrophy caused by the loss of hormones at menopause.
Canadian endocrinology researcher, Dr. Fernand LaBrie, is conducting clinical trials using DHEA in menopausal women with vaginal atrophy. 1
DHEA is a hormone that’s converted within the tissues into estrogen or testosterone when they’re needed. Dr. La Brie has published groundbreaking research in “Intracrinology,” this study of how hormones work within the cells. His research shows that DHEA, when given as a vaginal suppository, dramatically improves vaginal health, reduces painful intimacy and helps vaginal lubrication.
Women receiving vaginal DHEA showed no increases in the levels of DHEA or other sex hormones in their overall circulation. 2
DHEA is in Phase 3 Clinical Trials, which means the drug manufacturer is hoping to have a vaginal DHEA product on the U.S. Market in the next couple of years, pending FDA approval. DHEA is currently classified as a nutritional supplement by the FDA. It can also be compounded by a specialized pharmacy into a vaginal suppository or a cream.
Talk with your doctor to see if you might be a candidate to try DHEA for your vaginal menopause symptoms and you’ll also receive a report I’ve written about what I think is the best combination therapy for menopause.