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Perimenopause and your sex life with Dr. Shyama Mathews

Mar 29, 2024

Dr. Shyama and Dr. Kate talk about perimenopause and the effects on one’s sex life, sex drive, sexual desire, mood and body. They cover the pros and cons of various hormone replacement options. Perimenopause can bring with it changing bodies, lowered libido, painful sex, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, fogginess and emotional ups and downs.


00:00 – 02:08 Intro of Dr. Shyama

02:09 – 04:49 the signs into perimenopause

04:50 – What symptoms are menopause and what symptoms are adrenal imbalances?

06:58 – 09:35 What happens hormonally when you’re experiencing menopause?

09:36 – 11:28 what are other diagnostic conditions that people might be curious about if they are unsure if they are experiencing perimenopause?

11:29 – 14:15 How to avoid being medically gaslit and advocate for yourself

14:16 – 19:37 Does it make sense to explore something like hormone replacement therapy?

19:38 – 21:00 When would someone except to start experiencing a decrease of lubrication?

21:01 – 24:20 How to address changes in desire

24:21 – 27:44 Discussing vaginal atrophy

27:45 – 29:27 Diet and exercise habits that can help with symptoms

29:28 – 33:37 Advisor to the Playground and how it helps folks with perimenopause

33:38 – 35:10 Outro and devices of Dr. Shyama Dr.

Shyama Mathews is a Board Certified OB/GYN, NAMS Certified. Menopause Specialist, and the Chief Medical Advisor of Playground, a Woman’s sex and wellness company. You can find it at www.Helloplayground.com SPONSORED BY ADDYI Go to www.Addyi.com and use code GETNAKED for a $10 telemedicine appointment to find out if Addyi is right for you.

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