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How do hormone changes impact the vagina?

Many women don’t realize how important vaginal health is to their overall well-being, and keeping it healthy has a lot to do with maintaining its delicate pH balance. However, there are a number of factors that can adversely affect the healthy environment that exists there. Fluctuating hormone levels is one factor that influences vaginal health. But just how do hormone changes impact the vagina.

The vaginal milieu
The vagina is naturally acidic, and contains large quantities of good bacteria that help to maintain its pH balance, and fend off infections. When healthy, the vagina is adequately lubricated, and free of irritations and infections.

How hormone changes impact the vagina
Estrogen is a hormone that is particularly important to vaginal health, and levels often decrease during menopause. When hormone levels change, this disrupts the balance of bacteria, and can lead to a range of symptoms including itching, infection, and vaginal dryness.  A fall in estrogen levels can also lead to vaginal atrophy, a condition characterized by the thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Hormonal changes can affect sexual desire, and make intercourse painful.

What’s the solution?These symptoms have traditionally been treated with the use of estrogen creams or vaginal moisturizers, but now there is FemiLift. FemiLift is a minimally invasive laser treatment that can rejuvenate the vaginal tissue.

FemiLift is a safe, painless, and fast outpatient procedure that uses a CO2 laser to deliver thermal energy to the vaginal tissues. This stimulates collagen, and as the tissue regenerates vaginal lubrication improves, and the vaginal pH is normalized.

If you are suffering from vaginal issues brought on by hormone changes, contact Even Better MD, located in Katy, TX. Call us today to schedule a consultation, and find out more about FemiLift laser treatment.

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