Nearly half of older women surveyed said they suffer from vaginal atrophy, which causes decreased lubrication, itching or discomfort, and 41 per cent admitted that sex was painful because of it.
What does VA stand for?
VA stands for Vaginal Atrophy
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Postmenopausal amenorrheic women with signs and symptoms of vaginal atrophy made up the study population.
Fernard Labrie and coworkers at Laval University, Quebec, showed that intravaginal DHEA was highly and rapidly effective for the treatment of vaginal atrophy (Menopause 2009; 16:907-22), significantly improved the patients' libido and sexual function (Menopause 2009; 16:923-31) and did so with no suggestion of an increase in serum sex steroid levels (Menopause 2009; 16:897-906).
Very low dosages of transvaginal oestrogens in the forms of creams, tablets and rings are effective for vaginal atrophy and urinary incontinence.
Byline: Dee Atkinson REDUCED oestrogen levels after menopause lead to a thinning of the vaginal wall, known as vaginal atrophy.
It is approved for hot flashes and night sweats, and for vulvar and vaginal atrophy.
In various studies it has been shown to relieve hot flashes, depression, and vaginal atrophy.