Oestrogen best treatment for a dry vagina.

Management of symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy: 2013 position statement of The North American Menopause Society
Menopause, 09/09/2013

This study aimed to update and expand the previous position statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) on the management of symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women. Clinicians can improve the sexual health and QOL of postmenopausal women by educating women about, diagnosing, and appropriately managing symptomatic VVA. Choice of therapy depends on the severity of symptoms, the effectiveness and safety of therapy for the individual patient, and patient preference. Estrogen therapy is the most effective treatment for moderate to severe symptoms, although a direct comparison of estrogen and ospemifene is not available. Nonhormonal therapies available without a prescription provide sufficient relief for most women with mild symptoms. When low–dose estrogen is administered locally, a progestogen is not indicated for women without a uterus and generally is not indicated for women with an intact uterus. However, endometrial safety has not been studied in clinical trials beyond 1 year. There are insufficient data to confirm the safety of local estrogen in women with breast cancer; management of VVA should take the woman’s needs and the recommendation of her oncologist into consideration. Research on the vaginal microbiome may lead to other therapies in the future.

About Dr Colin Holloway

Gp interested in natural hormone treatment for men and women of all ages

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