Vaginal dryness is a concern for many menopausal women. In this video, Dr. Andrew Rubman, naturopathic physician and author of Bottom Line’s “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary” blog, suggests a short-term and a long-term solution for vaginal dryness. First, he recommends women use squalene, an effective lubricant and moisturizer, if vaginal dryness is making them uncomfortable or if they plan to be intimate. For a longer-term solution, Dr. Rubman recommends DHEA vaginal suppositories, which help replace vaginal lubrication. DHEA is a hormone precursor that creates estrogen but does not affect circulating levels of this hormone, so it is completely safe for women.
Andrew Rubman, ND, is a teacher as well as a physician, helping his patients make better-informed choices about their healthcare and become better consumers of both traditional and conventional medical options. He is also a member of the Bottom Line Personal Panel of Experts. For more great tips from Dr. Rubman, check out his other videos and Bottom Line blog “Nature Doc’s Patient Diary.”