Is the thinning of the walls of the vagina caused by decreaced estrogen levels. Sometimes it maybe caused by other situations such as chemotherapy or other medications.
Affecting up to 50% of post-menopausal women.
The symptoms may include burning, dryness, irritation, also sexual symptoms such as lack of lubrication, discomfort or pain and urinary symptoms such as urgency ( need to urinate quickly), disuria (pain whilst urinating) and recurrent urinary tract infection.
All the symptoms may interfere with sexual funtion and quality of life.
The treatment can focus on symptoms or the underlying cause.
Over - the - counter moisturizers or water -based lubricants can help treat dryness.
If symptoms are severe may recommend estrogen replacement therapy ( HRT) . Estrogen can be taken either topically or orally.
Nowaday, there is a new treatment which is an innovative and unique non-invasive laser therapy for the symptoms of vaginal atrophy
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