After menopause, your body stops producing estrogen. The loss of estrogen can cause a variety of physical symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
However, another common, chronic condition associated with menopause is called atrophic vaginitis, or “vaginal atrophy”. Vaginal atrophy affects the vagina and the surrounding tissues during and after menopause. It can cause vaginal dryness, itching, burning, or pain during sexual intercourse.
Vaginal atrophy affects millions of women and, if left untreated, can have long-term effects in some women.
The good news is that treatments are available to relieve these symptoms. Your healthcare provider can identify this condition by performing a pelvic examination.
If the diagnosis is confirmed, your health care professional may recommend a treatment option for you. This may include an estrogen therapy option that can help relieve the uncomfortable symptoms and help restore your vaginal health.
Click here to learn more about a prescription treatment option that can help relieve the symptoms and discomfort of vaginal atrophy.