vaginal atrophy


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vaginal atrophy

A condition characterised by thinning, drying, and often dyspareunia and irritation of the vagina. Vaginal atrophy most commonly occurs in menopausal and postmenopausal women, and less commonly during breast feeding or in association with reduced oestrogen production in premenopausal women.

Management
Oestrogen creams.

vaginal atrophy

Atrophic vaginitis, see there.
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She said patients will come to her even 10 years after their breast cancer treatment, and they're still experiencing vaginal atrophy. It can damage their marriages, Allen said, especially if they're heterosexual.
Over the past 5 years, medical device makers have marketed laser and radio-frequency machines for procedures that were originally shown to be helpful in a specific group of women, most often menopausal, experiencing suffering from vaginal atrophy, vaginal pain, and irritation not adequately relieved by hormone therapy, or In whom hormone therapy Is contraindicated.
A survey of the therapeutic effects of Vitamin E suppositories on vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.
The authors of the Clarifying Vaginal Atrophy's Impact on Sex and Relationships (CLOSER) survey (Simon et al., 2014) reported data from 4,167 post-menopausal women and 4,174 men who were married to or co-habiting with the surveyed post-menopausal women.
One way to fend off vaginal atrophy is to have sex, another is self-pleasure.
The use of exogenous estrogen (oral, vaginal, or transdermal) improves blood flow to vaginal mucosa, increases local secretions, and thickens vaginal epithelium in patients with vaginal atrophy. Several studies conducted in western countries have shown that using a local vaginal estrogen cream is beneficial over systemic estrogen treatment for patients with vaginal atrophy.
DeGregorio, "Safety and efficacy of ospemifene for the treatment of dyspareunia associated with vulvar and vaginal atrophy due to menopause," Clinical Interventions in Aging, vol.
The report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutics under development for Vaginal Atrophy (Atrophic Vaginitis), complete with analysis by stage of development, drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type.
Understanding the causes of your vaginal dryness will help you treat them and prevent vaginal atrophy, or thinning and shrinkage of the tissue that can lead to severe problems later in life, such as incontinence or thin, bleeding labia.
Diminished estrogen can lead to external and internal vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy, resulting in undernourished, underhydrated, aged skin that leads many women to experience daily personal discomfort, diminished interest in intimacy and a lack of sexual spontaneity."
Vaginal atrophy and the loss of lubrication and elasticity can make sexual encounters painful, depress libido and cause irritation and bleeding during exercise.
Known as Clarifying Vaginal Atrophy's Impact on Sex and Relationships (CLOSER), the survey was commissioned by Novo Nordisk, the maker of a vaginal estrogen treatment.