(Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause)
Women who suffer from ongoing issues such as vaginal irritation, bleeding, itching and discharge, painful or unsatisfying intercourse, urinary urgency or frequency and frequent urinary tract or vaginal infections may not realize that their symptoms could indicate vaginal atrophy. Estrogen levels decrease after menopause as well as other life events such as a hysterectomy, chemotherapy, birth control use or breastfeeding. When the ovaries produce less estrogen, it leads to thinning of the vaginal walls and decreasing healthy vaginal function. This condition can be successfully addressed with a number of treatments including hormone therapy and a simple in-office, painless laser treatment.