RELIEF AND REASSURANCE
AS WOMEN GO THROUGH MIDDLE AGE, THEY WILL EXPERIENCE MENOPAUSE— THAT’S A FACT. A LESSER-KNOWN FACT IS THAT THE MAJORITY OF THEM WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE REAL ISSUE OF VAGINAL DRYNESS. THANKFULLY, EASY-TO-USE PRODUCTS FROM REPLENS™ CAN HELP.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?
As women age, they progress through several important life stages, including menopause. This natural process comes with some common changes and symptoms, such as hot flashes and insomnia. But there’s one symptom that still bears an embarrassing stigma: vaginal dryness. Many women aren’t aware of the issue or avoid discussing it altogether, even with their doctor. It’s a real problem—just as our skin dries out and requires constant moisture, so too does this area.
WHAT’S THE CAUSE?
When women enter menopause (Greek for “a pause or a cessation of monthly menstruation”), their estrogen levels take a nosedive. This decrease in estrogen production leads to a loss of fluid and reduced tissue elasticity. The result? Women experience progressive vaginal dryness that can be painful, whether you’re sexually active or not.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
When left untreated, vaginal dryness can cause skin irritations, increased discharge, vaginal and urinary tract infections, such as bladder infections, plus it can make intimacy painful.