The hot flashes , changes in sleep, skin dryness and decreased sexual desire are often the most common symptoms associated with menopause, the period before and after the submission of themenopause and whose duration ranges from 5 to 15 years. These symptoms are caused by decreased production of sex hormones (estrogens, progesterone, and testosterone). The term menopause refers to the moment when menstruation ceases and occurs at an approximate age of 50 years.
For many women, menopause represents, mainly, the end of the stage in which babies can be conceived. While for some the decrease in hormones reverts to a loss of sexual appetite , for others there is a liberating effect when they know that there is no longer any possibility of pregnancy and their desire skyrockets. However, a symptom that can cause discomfort is dry skin, as it includes dryness of the vulva and vagina and this can produce itching, irritation, and even pain during sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia.
In the 21st century, the trend has finally broken to de-stigmatize this situation and end the myth that, when menopause arrives, sex ends. Procare Health experts recommend not resigning yourself to the fact that the symptoms you experience are normal for age, but to break the taboo and discuss it with your doctor . This stage must be faced as a natural process that offers new possibilities and allows you to enjoy sexuality without worrying about an unwanted pregnancy.
The most important thing is to assume these physiological changes adapting to the new demands of the body itself and to be aware that sexuality can be (and should be) enjoyed at any age. During climacteric, and after menopause, it takes longer to reach the arousal phase and for the vagina to start lubricating . The use of gels with lubricating action, but above all that allow greater hydration of the vaginal area, are very useful in these cases and are a resource that usually enhances erotic play. Procare Health has natural formulations such as Idracare, indicated to hydrate the vaginal mucosa, in addition to rebalancing the microbiota of the vagina. Its function is to reduce irritation, inflammation and / or discomfort before or after sexual intercourse, given its moisturizing action, thanks to hyaluronic acid in high concentration, and its composition based solely on natural components, without hormones, which helps to restore flexibility and the elasticity of the vaginal mucosa.
For situations where vulvar dryness causes discomfort, irritation and itching, Palomacare vulvar gel not only hydrates but repairs the vulvo-genital area, counteracting dryness caused by hormonal changes and protecting against external aggressions that can further aggravate said inconvenience.
On the other hand, it is also important to increase the sensitivity of the intimate area and regain desire when there is a decrease in sexual interest and frequency. For this reason, Procare Health has developed the Libicare range of products, which combine natural ingredients with positive effects in improving the sexual function of women. Libicare Intimate Gel is a non-hormonal stimulating gel that goes beyond lubrication, because it improves the sensory perception of the intimate area, promoting sexual relations, contributing to arousal and accelerating climax. As a consequence, the level of sexual satisfaction increases, which has a positive impact on self-awareness and self-esteem.
In addition, Libicare tablets improve desire and increase the frequency of sexual activity in women who experience decreased desire, low arousal, and orgasmic difficulties. Another advantage of the tablets is that they are made from plant extracts and do not contain hormones, so no side effects have been observed in pre and postmenopausal women.
Another change that occurs during menopause is the loss of muscle tone of the pelvic floor , which results in the contractions that occur during orgasm being less intense and lasting. To strengthen these muscles, pelvic gymnastic exercises can be performed in many centers specialized in this type of treatment. Kegel exercises , which are repeated and periodic voluntary contractions of the perineal muscles , can also be performed for at least ten minutes each day, making them a habit.
Maintaining an active sexuality after menopause can be a very effective therapy to overcome certain negative attitudes or feelings that tend to emerge during that period and that are intensified by hormonal changes, such as becoming aware that you have aged and have changed the forms of the body, or the longing for stages of life that have been left behind. Making sexual practice a habit can help avoid depression and loss of self-esteem, as well as strengthen and enrich the relationship with the partner without the concerns inherent in caring for young children.