Has your vaginal health changed? Are you experiencing dryness, pain, or inflammation? As it turns out, there’s a name for that.
Vaginal atrophy is a common occurrence for women both during and after menopause, or as a result of chemotherapy treatment. When estrogen levels in your body drop due to menopausal changes, the vaginal walls thin, leading to dryness and discomfort.
This often happens gradually, with minimal disruption to your daily life. However, as menopause progresses, symptoms can become more prevalent, and may result in genitourinary syndrome of menopause, or GSM. Symptoms of GSM include:
-Vaginal dryness, burning, or itching
-Painful or more frequent urination
-Pain or bleeding during intercourse
Whether you are experiencing mild symptoms or more advanced complications such as those listed above, vaginal atrophy is treatable. Here are three solutions to consider:
1. Topical products such as lubricants and vaginal moisturizers can provide relief from minor symptoms. These are available both over the counter and in stronger prescription formulas.
2. Hormone replacement therapy works to help boost estrogen levels and bring relief from symptoms of GSM.
3. The MonaLisa Touch is a simple laser treatment used to stimulate collagen production, rehydrating the vaginal walls. It is virtually painless and requires no anesthesia.
Your symptoms may have a root cause: vaginal atrophy. But the condition doesn’t have to disrupt your life. At Glow Medical Spa, we have solutions that can improve your vaginal health both today and in the years ahead. Give us a call today!