If you recognize these symptoms, you may have vaginal dryness
If riding a bike feels like sitting on a bed of thorns and even your silkiest lingerie feels as if you are wearing sandpaper, you could be suffering from vaginal dryness due to menopause.
If you have vaginal dryness, you may also experience other vaginal and/or urinary symptoms, such as:
You are not alone!
If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, you are not alone! Although vaginal dryness is not talked about as openly as hot flashes or night sweats, it is the most common bothersome symptom of menopause.
In fact, 79% of postmenopausal
women with VVA
What causes vaginal dryness?
Before menopause, estrogen helps your body produce a thin layer of clear fluid that keeps the walls of your vagina lubricated. As estrogen levels fall during menopause, your body produces less of this lubricant, which can lead to vaginal dryness.
Vaginal dryness after menopause is treatable
The good news is that vaginal dryness due to menopause is a treatable medical condition. Unfortunately, many women suffer needlessly because they:
- Find vaginal dryness a sensitive subject that is hard to discuss with their healthcare provider
- Believe that vaginal dryness is just a natural part of aging that they have to endure
- Think that vaginal dryness will eventually go away on its own, like hot flashes and night sweats
- Are uncomfortable with existing treatment options.
Ask your healthcare provider for an oral treatment