WOMEN'S HEALTH

During the menopausal period dryness of the intimate area – both inside (in the vagina) and outside (on the vulva) – is caused by decreasing production of female sex hormones (particularly estrogen). Less vaginal fluid is produced inside the vagina and the skin becomes thinner and more prone to injury. These are perfectly normal changes but they may be associated with considerable discomfort. Thus, vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health. You should know the signs and symptoms of vaginal problems and what to do to protect your vaginal health. Those vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence are the common gynecological diseases.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Q: What is vaginal dryness?

A: Vaginal dryness is a common condition which results from the hormonal change that occurs at menopause and after childbirth.

 

50% of all women will experience one or more symptoms of vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness and discomfort are often experienced by breastfeeding women. Prescription medications such as those used to treat breast cancer, high blood pressure and depression can also contribute to the problem.

Q: What are the symptoms of vaginal dryness?
  • Vaginal itching 

  • Burning sensation

  • Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse) 

  • Inflammation

  • Urinary problems

Q: What are the treatment options of vaginal dryness?

A:

  • Systemic or topical estrogen treatment

  • Local treatment with a product capable of hydrating the vaginal mucosa (E.g. vaginal moisturizing gel)

Q: What is the advantages of vaginal moisturizing gel?

A: 

  • Non-medicine and for long term use

  • The North American Menopause Society recommended non-hormonal vaginal use of long-term moisturizer for the first line to alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness.

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