The link between vaginal atrophy and estrogen depletion

Impaired estrogen is the main cause of vaginal atrophy. These two phenomena together cause many health problems and the sex life of the woman.

1. What is vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy is a condition in which the vaginal city is thinned, dry and easily inflamed. This phenomenon most often occurs in women of menopause.

2. What is vaginal atrophy associated with estrogen depletion?

Estrogen depletion is the main cause of vaginal atrophy. The decrease in the amount of estrogen produced in the body causes the vaginal tissues to become thinner, drier, less elastic than usual.

The reason vaginal atrophy is associated with estrogen depletion is due to the important role of this hormone for the vagina. Estrogen has the effect of stimulating the development of the vagina to the size of adults, thickening the wall of the vagina, increasing the acidity at the vagina to limit bacterial infections. Moreover, estrogen also helps to lubricatethe vagina , facilitating the process of sexual contact.

Vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy and estrogen depletion are intimately related

3. What are the consequences of vaginal atrophy?

Vaginal atrophy causes pain during intersoing. Difficult intercourse will reduce libido ,weakening of the sex. Vaginal atrophy also causes painful symptoms in the urinary tract.

Vaginal atrophy is a common symptom in women. In it mainly occurs in men go menopause, post-birth, lactation period. Specifically, about 50% of meningausal women have vaginal atrophy, 46% of post-birth women have symptoms of dryness and the rate may increase during breastfeeding.

4. How to treat vaginal atrophy?

Lubricants are used to help relieve pain during sex. However, you should choose the right lubricant to avoid the risk of infection and damage to the condom.

In addition, another measure used to replenish estrogen deficiency in the body is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Hormones are introduced into the body in various forms such as drugs, gels, patches or implants. This measure usually brings positive changes to the woman but also risks some side effects.

Local hormone replacement therapy is used to directly heal the damaged vaginal area. Low-dose estriol cream therapy stimulates rapid reproduction and repair of vaginal carel cells. Vaginal steering can also be placed inside to provide estrogen to the vaginal area.

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Hormone Replacement Therapy

5. Prevention of vaginal atrophy

  • Regular exercise helps blood circulation and increases blood circulation to the genitals, including the vagina.
  • Enhance estrogen supplements: Estrogens in foods such as flaxseed, fish oil and black cohosh can help reduce the risk of vaginal atrophy.

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