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. Vaginal dryness is one of the common gynecological diseases.