Vaginal dryness is a common condition that affects many women. It refers to a lack of moisture and lubrication in the vaginal area, leading to discomfort and potential complications. Here are some important facts and figures about its causes and symptoms:
Vaginal dryness can affect women of all ages, but it is more common during and after menopause. It is estimated that up to 50% of postmenopausal women experience this type of concern adn discomfort at some point in their lives.
The causes and symptoms dryness int he intimate are are not always openly discussed, unfortunately, and this leads to many women suffering in silence. It is important to know that dryness in the intimate area can be caused by various factors, including reduced oestrogen levels, which commonly occur during menopause. Other causes include certain medications (such as hormonal contraceptives), breastfeeding, smoking, chemotherapy, and stress.
– Dryness, itching, or burning sensation in the vaginal area.
– Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia).
– Light bleeding or spotting after intercourse.
– Increased frequency of urinary tract infections (UTIs) or urinary incontinence.
– Vaginal irritation or redness.
Well, it can significantly impact a woman’s sexual health and quality of life, potentially leading to a decreased libido, discomfort or pain during intercourse, and difficulty achieving orgasm.
Fortunately, several treatment options are available to manage and alleviate the symptoms. These include:
– Over-the-counter vaginal moisturisers and lubricants to provide temporary relief.
– Prescription oestrogen therapy as part of a Hormone Replacement Therapy plan
– Non-hormonal therapies like vaginal laser treatments or Votiva radiofrequency therapy.
– Injectable treatments with Desirial.
Lifestyle changes, such as wearing cotton underwear, staying hydrated, and avoiding irritants like scented products are a wise strategy to support your treatments, as well.
If you are experiencing symptoms of vaginal dryness, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional. They can evaluate your symptoms, provide a proper diagnosis, and recommend appropriate treatment options based on your individual needs. At Vie Aesthetics, we have a comprehensive programme of female health services and Menopause Services led by our medical team in all our clinics. Book a consultation to find out more.
Remember, vaginal dryness is a common condition that can be effectively managed with the right treatment and support. Seeking medical advice is crucial for accurate diagnosis and to explore the best course of action to improve your intimate health and overall well-being.
As with any concern, at Vie Aesthetics, you will ALWAYS first be treated to a no-obligation consultation. Your concerns will be listened to, your situation will be analysed, and your options discussed.
Our medical team and skin aestheticians work in unison, ensuring that treatment plans are tailored especially for YOU. Our unique collaborative approach means we often combine treatments, helping you to achieve optimal results in the shortest possible time. We also advise on home aftercare regimens so that you can enjoy your results for longer.
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