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Solve the Burning, Itching and Discomfort Problem

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Solve the Burning, Itching and Discomfort ProblemHere's the Problem: Vaginal Dryness. Burning. Itching. Discomfort.

Good Solution

Treat the symptoms: Personal moisturizer may work. Over time you may realize that it just isn’t enough.

Best Solution - Treat the cause!

During menopause, it’s not uncommon to experience some vaginal dryness and discomfort. You may have chronic irritation, burning, itchiness, and overall vaginal discomfort leaving you feeling miserable throughout the day. It may also negatively impact your sex life, making intercourse uncomfortable and thus something you try to avoid. VVA – Vulva Vaginal atrophy is no picnic.

Your first plan of action has probably been trying over the counter products form your local drug store. They may bring some relief, but only if you use them continuously. While over the counter moisturizers and personal lubricants can relieve some of your symptoms related to vaginal dryness, they don’t treat the underlying problem–lack of estrogen.

Decreasing estrogen levels during menopause affect your body is many different ways. Estrogen is an essential ingredient for healthy skin, including the vaginal tissues. It’s an important ingredient for keeping your vaginal walls healthy, moist, and elastic. Without enough estrogen, the vaginal tissues can become dry, thin, and less elastic, causing vulva and vaginal atrophy and further discomfort. Your urinary tract can also be affected, further increasing discomfort in the vaginal and pelvic regions.

So even if you have been managing hot flashes without estrogen, it could be time to talk to your doctor about a change in plan if you are dealing with some long term vaginal dryness concerns. There are a variety of estrogen choices you can consider in several different hormone delivery systems, including lower dose vaginal estrogen applied directly to the affected vaginal tissues.

You don’t have to suffer needlessly during menopause. Vaginal estrogen for vaginal and vulva atrophy and vaginal dryness can be a solution to help you overcome vaginal discomfort during this time of your life, improving your qualify of life so you live each day to the fullest.


08-09-2018 - 07:26 PM


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