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Vagina Health Article

Optimal vaginal health during menopause

What is Menopause? Menopause is a transition that all women go through and the vagina is one part of the body that experiences changes.  Menopause is the one day that marks 12 consecutive months without a period and while many may celebrate the end of menstruation, some women have a sense of dread due to all the unwelcome symptoms that many women suffer with. What Happens to Vaginas in Menopause? There are several estrogen receptors in the vagina and pelvis that rely on circulating estrogen to maintain their suppleness.  As the ovaries shut down, the production of estrogen slows which can result in the tissues becoming thinner and drier.  Vaginal dryness affects approximately 80% of women during peri and post menopause and does not improve with time. Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term used to define a collection of symptoms associated with the vulva,

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