International Women’s Day warns about women’s health and explains how vaginal problems should not be treated as taboo

Dryness, burning, itching, discomfort, pain and bleeding during intercourse. These are the symptoms of vaginal atrophyalso known as v.atrophic aginitis – result of lack of production of estrogen (female hormone), which causes thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Is common state which affects, in Brazil, about 56%[1] postmenopausal women, the period after the natural cessation of menstruation.

The good news is that there is a treatment, and the earlier the diagnosis is made, the better the results. The disturbing news is that many women are unaware of the disease and still choose not to talk about the symptoms, suffering in silence and, as a result, losing their quality of life.

like menstruation, postmenopause is a natural process the aging of the body and although it is inevitable, accompanying changes should not interfere with women’s self-esteem and quality of life. For this, the follow-up of a professional health it’s essential. “The dialogue between the patient and the doctor is essential. Any perceived event or change from normal to abnormal should be reported to aid in the diagnosis of the condition, which is confirmed by clinical examination and vaginal exams. It is remarkable the number of women who do not realize that this problem is linked to menopause or the lack of female hormones, and do not report it to the doctor”, reinforces the gynecologist Luciano Pompei.

The various existing treatments contribute to restoring women’s security, confidence and self-esteem. These include vaginal lubricants without hormone active ingredients, hormones in the form of vaginal cream or eggs, and the recently launched estradiol tablet. Given intravaginally, the therapy provides a gradual, controlled release of the substance (a type of estrogen that the body produces) into the cells of the vaginal lining. “The ease of solving the problem should serve as an incentive for dialogue between women. neglect the health the vagina can cause both physical and psychological trauma,” Pompeii concludes.

Learn more about menopause and post-menopause: Menopause is the name given to the last period, which usually occurs between the ages of 45 and 55, marking the end of the reproductive phase of a woman’s life. women. This is when the female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) stop being produced by the ovaries. With this, the women enters a new phase: post-menopause. Some symptoms are characteristic during this time, including hot flashes, fatigue, depression, headaches, irritability, sweating, palpitations, cardiovascular disease, bone loss, urinary tract infections, and heart disease. vaginal atrophy.

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