Sexual Health & Wellness
What is Sexual Health & Wellness?
Sexual health and wellness is not simply freedom from disease; it’s about the ability to enjoy your sexuality throughout your life. It’s an integral part of physical and emotional health.
Sexual problems occur for both men or women. Correcting these problems can improve sexuality and strengthen relationships. Belmar offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and other medication solutions that can help support male and female sexual health.
Benefits of Sexual Health & Wellness Support
Increased Sex Drive
If you’re in good physical and mental health, there’s no reason you shouldn’t continue to enjoy a good sex life throughout your years. While psychological, social, and physical factors all play a role in sexual desire, hormones are definitely part of the mix. Maintaining good estrogen or testosterone levels at any age can keep your libido humming.
One of the common problems women face during and after menopause is vaginal dryness, which can make sex uncomfortable, even painful. With better lubrication, women can have more enjoyment and desire.
Solution(s) may include Estrogen Replacement Therapy.
More Intense Arousal
If weak physical responses are the problem, there are treatments for both men and women that are designed to boost sexual arousal and blood flow.
Solution(s) may include oxytocin and stimulant topicals.
Sex is more than a physical activity. It is an important ingredient of emotional bonding. Oxytocin is a peptide hormone normally released by your body during sex and other intimate gestures like hugging or holding hands. Studies show that treating women or men with this hormone can increase attraction and social interaction between partners.
Solution(s) may include oxytocin.
Who May Benefit?
Everyone deserves a healthy sex life. You may benefit from sexual health support if:
- Lack of desire or performance is negatively affecting your relationships and lifestyle
- Changes in hormone levels have affected your sex life
- Sex is uncomfortable
- You are in a long-term relationship and want to preserve the spark
Who Should Avoid These Medications?
Although not every medication is appropriate for every patient, in general, you should only avoid sexual health support if your doctor advises that you are not healthy enough for sexual activity.
Definitely wait to have sex if you have:
- Advanced heart failure
- An ICD that has produced shocks
- Severe valve disease
- Uncontrolled arrhythmia
- Unstable angina
- Unstable or severe heart disease with symptoms
Once your condition is under control, then you and your doctor can discuss when it’s safe to resume sexual activity. Most people can, once their symptoms are gone, so don’t miss out because of fear alone.
Belmar’s Sexual Health & Wellness Solutions
The following medication solutions currently fall within our BHRT formulary:
- Tadalafil/ Oxytocin
- Estradiol (E2)
- Estriol (E3)
- L-Arginine/ Tadalafil/ Testosterone
- L-Arginine/ Pentoxifylline/ Testosterone/ Ergoloid Mesylate
- Aminophylline/ L-Arginine/ Sildenafil
- L-Arginine/Sildenafil Citrate/Testosterone
- L-Arginine/Sildenafil Citrate
- L-Arginine/Pentoxifylline/ Testosterone
Common Dosage Forms
At Belmar, our expert pharmacists dispense sexual health medications in a variety of dosage forms to suit different conditions and patient preferences. These include:
- Oral Tablets
- Sublingual Tablets
- Vaginal Cream
- Vaginal Tablets
Learn More About Sexual Health & Wellness
If you’re dealing with or concerned about one of the conditions listed above, visit our Conditions page to find resources and guides to help you discuss compounding solutions with your doctor.
If you’re a clinician who’s interested in prescribing compound medications for your patients, visit our Treatment Options page to find a formulary and learn more about the solutions Belmar offers.
Contact Belmar Pharma Solutions
If you’re a patient, we’re here to help you fill prescriptions or provide you the information you need to work with your doctor to help decide if a compounded prescription might be a good treatment for you.
Prescribers, for a complete formulary or access to our clinical resources fill out the form below and one of our Solutions Engineers will be in touch shortly. If you are new to compounding, you may also find our page on How to Write a Compounding Prescription helpful.
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