I tried to reply but the website said it was unavailable and erased the whole answer I had for you! Go to the website of Doctor Oz show, as yesterday he talked about clitoril atrophy and how Docs don't know about it.View Thread
I saw on the Dr. Oz show a couple days ago that the clitoris does atrophy as we age. The whole show was on gynecology, so go to the Dr Oz website and see if you can find that recent show. He advises ALL of us women to take a look at ourselves down there. The color of the vagina inside indicates what stage in life we are in. Before the age of 40, the vagina is dark pink, but becomes lighter in color as we age. If it has no pink anymore, menapause has taken over, and where before you could insert a pin in the walls and not feel it, now you can actually tear a hole in it. He advises us to get estrogen suppositories and if you also have NO sex drive, you need to have the testosterone levels checked. If they are bottomed out, then they need to be replaced, so get to a Doctor. Once the sex drive returns, keep it at a very low dose. The MD's only have abt 4 hrs training on hormones, so seek out a specialist who treats menapause. As a matter of fact, when our bodies stop producing hormones, a signal is sent to the brain to begin killing us off, and that is what starts the whole disease process! Why Doctors don't first check hormone levels for depression and a whole range of symptoms shows their lack of knowledge, but then if we get sick, they make money!!! As for me, I am turning to Bio-identical Hormones like Suzan Somers does. My appt is next week and I cannot wait. Sorry if I came off as a know-it-all, I am just the messenger LOL!View Thread
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