Vaginal dryness is a condition that affects many women, and it is generally distressing to deal with, because it contributes to painful intercourse and urinary tract infections. Dryness of the vagina can affect women of any age, but is most frequently seen in post-menopausal women. But what’s the best solution for vaginal dryness?
What causes vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is typically caused by a decline in the hormone estrogen. Estrogen is a vital hormone in the body that keeps the vagina moist, and sustains the elasticity and thickness of the vaginal lining. When estrogen stores decline, the vaginal tissues become dry and less elastic, which is a condition that is known as vaginal atrophy. A drop in estrogen often occurs at the onset of menopause, but factors such as stress, excessive exercising, and borderline or low body weight can also play a role.
Best solution for vaginal dryness
The best solution for vaginal dryness will depend on the cause. Fowler GYN International (FGI) has developed the vaginal fluid analysis (VFA) test, which can be used to determine if estrogen deficiency is the underlying cause of vaginal dryness.
The VFA test identifies the vaginal constituents, and after a careful analysis, the experts in vaginal healthcare at FGI, will be able to confirm if there is in fact an estrogen deficiency. Once the results of the VFA test are in, FGI will recommend a customized treatment plan to restore estrogen levels.
Estrogen deficiency is commonly treated with bio-identical hormone therapy, but in order to achieve the best results in some women, the estrogen must be compounded to satisfy the unique requirements of each patient.
Do you need help with vaginal dryness?
Contact Fowler GYN International, Paradise Valley, AZ for a consultation.
You can go to www.fowlergyninternational.com/contact-us to request a pre-registration call, or call 480-420-4001 to schedule a consultation.