Vaginal atrophy, also called atrophic vaginitis, is thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to your body having less estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause, but it can also develop during breast-feeding or at any other time your body's estrogen production declines.
For many women, vaginal atrophy makes intercourse painful, and if intercourse hurts your interest in sex will naturally decrease. In addition, healthy genital function is closely connected with healthy urinary system function.
Simple, effective treatments for vaginal atrophy are available. WISH, a division of Urology Associates, P.C., is one of the few practices in Tennessee that offer the latest treatment for vaginal atrophy, MonaLisa Touch laser therapy. Reduced estrogen levels result in changes to your body, but it does not mean you have to live with the discomfort of vaginal atrophy.
To learn more about the new, minimally invasive, MonaLisa Touch laser therapy visit our MonaLisa Touch site committed to reversing the symptoms of vaginal atrophy.
The Women's Institute (WISH) is dedicated to diagnosing and appropriately treating your sexual health concerns in a confidential manner.
*This information does not replace a provider consultation. You should schedule an appointment with your provider if you experience any of these symptoms.
*Information provided by the Mayo Clinic