Vaginal health is an important factor in all gynaecological issues, but it may not be something you have thought about. As a woman ages the levels of estrogen in her body decreases, and this plays a role in vaginal health. The tissues of the vagina can become fragile, atrophic (less elastic) and dry.
The best way to nourish, strengthen, and rejuvenate vaginal tissue is by using a topical (in the vagina) estrogen treatment. Many women have concerns about using estrogen. This method of using estrogen in the vagina is not hormone replacement therapy. The estrogen prescribed for vaginal application is a small amount, typically used 2-3 times per week. This means that there is enough of the hormone to nourish the vaginal tissue, but not enough to enter the blood stream.
There are many benefits to using estrogen in the vagina. The most important benefit is for women who are having surgery involving the vaginal canal. It has been found that women who are having surgery involving the vaginal canal. It has been found that women who use estrogen before surgery have healthier tissues, increasing the success rate for their surgery. Continued use of estrogen after surgery will promote healing and also impact the success of the surgery. Another benefit is a reduction of symptoms for some forms of urinary incontinence. Vaginal estrogen is also effective in relieving dryness or discomfort during intercourse.