Vaginal dryness may be a common side effect of menopause, but you don’t have to be menopausal to find yourself dealing with the issue. Vaginal dryness, which is generally the result of reduced estrogen levels, affects women of all ages and can be caused by a range of factors. Board-certified urologist Dr. Alan Yamada in Arcadia, California, offers safe and effective treatment options for women affected by vaginal dryness. If you live in the San Gabriel Valley or surrounding areas, call Foothill Urogenital Health to schedule an appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
Menopause is set into motion by a decline in the production of estrogen and progesterone, the reproductive hormones that control menstruation and make female fertility possible.
Estrogen also plays a major role in maintaining normal lubrication and vaginal tissue elasticity and acidity.
Although estrogen and progesterone levels begin to decline sometime in your late 30s, menopause doesn’t usually occur until you reach your late 40s or early 50s.
The transition into menopause is typically accompanied by a variety of physical and emotional symptoms directly related to the decreasing levels of reproductive hormones, including:
- Vaginal dryness and sexual discomfort
- Urinary incontinence or chronic UTIs
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Weight gain and slowed metabolism
- Mood changes and sleep problems
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