All About Vaginal Health During MenopauseMenopause
If you’re experiencing menopause, there are some important things to know about vaginal health including dryness and atrophy. The good news is lube and having sex during menopause may help! Learn more about vaginal health during menopause here.
Having sex regularly may help during menopause.
Menopause is marked by a decrease in estrogen levels, which may cause the lining of the vagina to become thinner and less flexible. This condition, known as vulvovaginal atrophy, can make the vagina shorter and narrower after refraining from sex for an extended period of time. Try to get it on with your partner on a regular basis to help limit discomfort.
Use a personal lubricant.
Lower estrogen levels can also cause vaginal dryness, which may result in uncomfortable sex. A personal lubricant can temporarily relieve vaginal dryness, whether you use it immediately before intercourse or for daily relief. Try a condom compatible lubricant like ASTROGLIDE Gel or ASTROGLIDE Liquid.
Be honest with your doctor.
Many women avoid discussing the symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy or vaginal dryness with their doctors out of fear of embarrassment. But if the effects of menopause are interfering with your daily life, you might need to talk to a healthcare professional. Don’t be afraid to describe your symptoms and ask questions. Your doctor will be able to provide options to help alleviate discomfort, from lifestyle changes to herbal supplements to hormone therapy, if necessary.
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