Q: Is there a “natural” replacement for Premarin?

In a sense, the most “natural” replacement for lost estrogen is estrogen, which is a prescription product (like Premarin or Estrace vaginal cream, Estring, Vagifem, or the non-estrogen Osphena).

You asked. Dr. Barb answered.If, for a number of reasons, you prefer not to take that path, the next-best option is to maintain vaginal tissues by using a moisturizer regularly, two to three times a week. Moisturizers are designed to bring more moisture--no surprise--into the vagina to prevent the progressive dryness that occurs in menopause with the absence of estrogen.

Both Emerita and Prevaleaf Oasis are natural vaginal moisturizers.

One more option might be an oral nutritional supplement, Stronvivo, which some research shows improves vaginal moisture. It does this by improving blood flow, and that circulation also supports tissue health.

 

 


Dr. Barb DePree
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6 Responses

Caroll
Caroll

October 21, 2019

I have hyperkerotosis/ a urethral caruncle/vaginal and anal prolapse/vulva skin thickening. I was prescribed Premarin 0.625 twice weekly. Are natural moisturuzers as effective as estrogen and what are the side effects of natural moisturizers?

Dr Barb
Dr Barb

October 21, 2019

Caroll-There are no side effects from using moisturizers. Premarin cream should restore atrophic vaginal and vulvar tissues, moisturizers are designed to preserve moisture in the vagina, they don’t really serve exactly the same purpose. Some women using premarin cream also benefit from adding a moisturizer.

Barbara
Barbara

January 10, 2019

Barbara, we carry several options on our website: https://middlesexmd.com/collections/vaginal-moisturizers

Dr Barb
Dr Barb

January 10, 2019

I am not familiar with the term ‘uterine wall weakening,’ that is not a clinical term we use. Maybe there has been some discussion about vaginal wall weakening, that might be a description used for the diagnosis of pelvic organ prolapse (which includes a cystocele and/or rectocele, for instance). If that is the case the pelvic floor exercise devices can be of benefit.

Jackie
Jackie

January 10, 2019

Hi, I have been diagnosed with my uterine wall weakening, Would your product help with the strengthening of the walls? I really don’t want to use Premarin, Thanks, Jackie

Barbara
Barbara

January 10, 2019

Where can I buy natural moisturizer crean

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