Vaginal dryness is a common symptom experienced by women going through menopause AND perimenopause. It occurs due to decreased estrogen levels, leading to a lack of lubrication and discomfort in the vaginal area.
Approximately 50-60% of women going through menopause AND perimenopause experience vaginal dryness. It is a prevalent symptom that can impact sexual functioning and overall quality of life.
The most effective treatments for vaginal dryness include local estrogen therapy, which can be administered as vaginal creams, tablets, or rings. Non-hormonal options like vaginal moisturizers and lubricants can also provide relief and improve comfort during intercourse.
On average, approximately 70-80% of women report a reduction in vaginal dryness symptoms after two months of starting menopause treatment, whether through local estrogen therapy or non-hormonal options.