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Vaginal Dryness and Vaginal Atrophy : Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, Treat...



During menopause, estrogen production slows and then
stops. When that happens, a number of changes -- many of them unwelcome --
happen in a woman's body. Periods become irregular and then stop. You may
have hot flashes, mood swings, a deeper voice, and an increase in facial
hair.
Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of
menopause -- and close to one out of every three women experiences it while
going through "the change." And it becomes even more common after
menopause. Vaginal dryness also can occur at any age from a number of
different causes. It may seem like a minor irritation. But the lack of
vaginal moisture can have a huge impact on your sex life. Fortunately,
several treatments are available to relieve vaginal dryness.

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