About 40 percent of women between the ages of 50-60 suffer from vaginal discomfort. Although this phenomenon is extremely common, it is very taboo and therefore less recognized. Most women are too embarrassed to discuss this issue with their doctors and even between themselves.
Vaginal discomfort occurs as a result of estrogen decline in the body. As estrogen levels decline over time, there is a decrease in the production of the protective discharge, the vaginal walls get thinner, drier and less acidic – which in turn expose the vagina to infections and inflammations.
Aside from the health ramifications, such as increased exposure to urinary tract infections, vaginal infections and sores, vaginal discomfort has a great effect on the quality of life. It is accompanied by an itching sensation which causes great discomfort during intercourse.
Discomfort during intercourse will often lead to decreased libido which can also cause a decrease in self confidence.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with this phenomenon. There are steps that you can take in order to restore quality intercourse, and quality of life in general.