After Vaginal Infection Feeling Cured is Good, Being Cured Is Better!
the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), including the chronic condition of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). The atrophy rises the vaginal pH and the cells of the lining of the uterus lose the ability to produce the glycogen food supply for the healthy vaginal bacteria. Thus yeast infections are more likely to occur, and the infections are less likely to ber self cured as the vaginal environment looses it's ability to fight infections. With the vaginal changes of the GSM and VVA, the symptoms begin to increase including vaginal dryness, irritation, itching, infection, painful sex, lack of arousal, lack of being able to maintain arousal, as well the propensity to have chronic and low grade yeast infections. It's important that if you have menopausal changes, don't assume that self treatment has produced a cure, you need to be evaluated by a gyno. Because the sexual consequences of an uncured or chronic form of yeast infections are so important, the sexual side effects can include diminished physical and emotional sexual satisfaction, and relationship issues. Thus yeast infections in menopause can progress from an annoyance to a significant medical issue. Just treating the fungal infection itself will not always resolve the issue. Restoring vaginal health with better nutrition, appropriate restoration of your gut microbiome, your immune system, the healthy use of pH balanced lubricants, and treatments of the menopausal state such as with Osphena, estrogen, PRP, or MonaLisa Touch Therapy. Come in to gab with your gyno to see if you are doing all you can to prevent yeast infections in the future.