Vaginal dryness is a hallmark sign of menopause, also known as atrophic vaginitis or vaginal atrophy. In this condition, vaginal tissues become thinner and has less blood supply and more easily irritated .
The reason being the natural decline in your body’s estrogen levels during menopause.
Vaginal moisturizers applied every few days to moisturize and keep vaginal tissues healthy.
Vaginal lubricants applied at the time of sexual activity to alleviate pain during intercourse.
A low-dose vaginal estrogen cream, tablet or ring, to rejuvenate vaginal tissues,if vaginal dryness and related symptoms persist. This is contraindicated in breast cancer patients or if at risk of Breast cancer.
Ospemifene (Osphena), a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) medication taken by mouth is used to treat painful intercourse associated with vaginal atrophy. This medication is contraindicated in patients with breast cancer or who are at high risk of breast cancer.
Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), in the form of a nightly vaginal suppository is a treatment that may ease painful intercourse in menopausal women.
Regular sexual activity also helps maintain healthy vaginal tissues in women after menopause.