What is vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis, is a condition that can occur when there is a decrease in the levels of the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is important for keeping the vaginal tissue healthy, lubricated, and elastic. When estrogen levels decline, vaginal atrophy can develop, causing the vaginal tissue to become thin, dry, and inflamed.
Causes for vaginal atrophy?
Vaginal atrophy is a medical condition that can affect women of all ages in our terms It occurs when the tissues of the vagina become thin and dry and can lead to itching, burning, painful intercourse, and urinary problems. Wghile it is not a life-threatening condition, it can be very uncomfortable and significantly impact a woman’s quality of life. Vaginal atrophy is most commonly seen in postmenopausal women due to low levels of estroen.
Symptoms of vaginal atrophy can include dryness, burning, itching, and painful intercourse.
As we age, our bodies go through many changes. For women, one of the most significant changes is menopause. Menopause can cause a variety of symptoms, including vaginal atrophy. Although it is a common problem, there are treatments available to help alleviate the symptoms of vaginal atrophy
Here are some of the most common treatments for vaginal atrophy: hormone therapy, lubricants, and low-dose vaginal estrogen creams or rings. Talk to your doctor about which treatment option is right for you.
If you would like to know more about the Vaginal atrophy, consult our professional London gynaecologist Dr. Sarah Hussain. Contact us to book an appointment.