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On Menopause

Does every woman whose goes through menopause experiences vaginal dryness? Or is this just a myth?

Vaginal dryness among menopausal women is not a myth. When you experience menopause, you will experience a hormonal shift that causes hormonal imbalance. Upon transitioning to menopause, your progesterone (a female hormone) levels may drop, while your estrogen (another female hormone) levels go up. With this, you might take progesterone supplements to balance the shift. Sometimes, both your estrogen and progesterone levels drop. With this erratic cycle–a drop in estrogen levels being the frequent circumstance–less lubrication is produced. When your estrogen levels are fluctuating, the vaginal walls become thinner, decreasing lubricant production from your mucus membranes and resulting in vaginal dryness.

Take the time to take care of your vaginal health even at this stage. It will allow you much more room for personal growth, comfort and a fulfilling life.

I've been having excessive vaginal discharges ever since I've entered menopause. Is this normal?

"Normal" wouldn't be the word for it, since an occurrence like this means an infection is present. Excessive vaginal discharge is "common" among menopausal women, because during these times, hormonal imbalance takes place, making the vagina more prone to bacterial infections—a primary cause of discharge. But a cure is always available for vaginal infections, whether you're menopausal or not. Visit your gynecologist and ask for advice on any and all of your vaginal problems. Also, don't forget to use the right kind of Feminine Hygiene Wash to aid in keeping your vagina well-moisturized and healthy.

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