Treating Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy
By Dr. Sherry Ross | Originally Published April 20 on Health US News
Up until the Mona Lisa Touch Laser, there has not been a successful non-medication alternative treatment option for vaginal dryness, also known as vulvo-vaginal atrophy, or VVA. Women in menopause or those who cannot take estrogen, including our breast cancer survivors, often suffer in silence when their vagina decides to completely dry up and lose its moist and supple lining, causing disruptive symptoms. It can affect your ability to do everyday activities such as exercise and engage in sexual contact and intercourse due to pain and discomfort.
Symptoms of VVA include dryness, burning, irritation, itching, urinary incontinence and urinary frequency. These symptoms are mainly caused by a condition called vaginal atrophy, which is due to menopause or peri-menopause or occurs after child birth.