From the time menopause approaches a loss of oestrogenic hormones can cause changes in the structure and function of the vagina.
The walls of the vagina lose collagen, become thinner and the natural elasticity and blood supply is reduced. The protective mucosa of the vagina can lose hydration and thickness, causing a loss of lubrication and changes in the natural balance of the internal environment. This can cause symptoms such as:
- Vaginal itchiness & burning
- Dryness and loss of lubrication
- Incontinence and urinary urgency
- Prolapse and laxity
- Vaginal and vulval pain
- Painful sexual intercourse
These symptoms can have a negative effect on your general well-being and, in many cases, place stress on your intimate relationship.