“Vaginal dryness is also called vaginal atrophy. It is common problem for women and affect at all ages but specially at the age of 40 and 65 during or after menopause. It happen due to the unsufficient vaginal lubrication. There is inflammation of the vaginal walls and might be itching due to the decline of estrogen.
Estrogen aid the membranes(mucus membranes) in producing the lubricant which makes the vagina moist and it also protect the vagina from bacteria and infection as contain slight acid. The decline of the estrogen during the menopause produce less mucous and which cause the vagina dry and thin. Its also affects the acid level which is protecting the vagina from the invasion of microorganism but due to this is it easy for them to invade and cause infection.
The symptoms of the vaginal dryness are:
1)It causes uncomfortable and painful sexual intercourse without natural mucus.
2)Due to dryness vagina becomes dry and weak and cannot handle rough penetration.
3)It causes bleeding after sex.
4)It causes itching.
5)It causes Odor that may be fishy-smelling
6)It causes Pain or discomfort, such as rawness, soreness, tenderness or throbbing
7)There is menstrual irregularities
There are number of the causes of vaginal dryness such as decreased estrogen levels (such as occurs during menopause),douching – the process by which vagina is cleaned with a liquid preparation can disrupt its normal chemical balance and cause inflammation, chronic yeast infection, vaginal bacterial infection, Medications(such as Cancer treatment medications, Allergy medication, Ulcer medications, Antidepressant medication, High blood pressure medications,Sexually transmitted diseases, Vaginal trauma, Benign or malignant tumor).
For the treatment of post menopausal symptoms such as Vagina dryness and Itching Vagifem is considered to be the best, most trusted and recommended medicine by the doctor and health care professional. After menopause, the sex hormone in females called Estrogen does not get produced in required quantity, hence causes a condition called Atrophic Vaginitis. Vagifem helps boosting up Estrogen levels in the body and relieving of menopausal discomforts. The main ingredient of this medicine is Estradiol. Vagifem is a prescription medicine. This medicine is available in form of tablet and cream. It can be use for other medical condition as prescribe by doctor.
As it is a prescription medicine so you should know full information about the medicine to avoid any side effect. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to this medicine or to its ingredient. Vagifem can lead to the cancer of uterus, Prostegins should be used coupled up with Estradiol to avoid the risk of cancer. If Vagifem is used for a longer period of time, it may cause heart stroke. It should not be used if the person has excessive bleeding in the vagina. It should not be used by people suffering from or who have had suffered from uterus cancer or any other cancer. Use of this medicine is not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding mother as use of this medicine may harm the health of unborn baby or nursed child.
Before using this medicine you should inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription, non prescription and herbal medicine to avoid any side effect. The dosage initially recommended for vagifem medicine is as 25 mcg tablet everyday. The Vagifem tablets can be inserted into the vagina using the one time use applicator. The applicator should be gently inserted into the vagina and then the tablet should be released from the applicator to insert it into the vagina. Once done, the applicator should be disposed off.”