No, it is not the overrated topic. Problems in your vajayjay (vagina) are real and some of them exist because you have never done sex through the past years. Vaginal atrophy or Atrophic vaginitis is a common but treatable condition that causes the vaginal wall to become thin. It is a really painful condition that leaves you itching and burning down there— and guess what? It is not a sexually transmitted disease.
You have to take this very seriously. Though sex isn’t the major reason, but it is, of course, one of the reasons why women may encounter vaginal atrophy. Vaginal atrophy can also occur in women who have been treated for cancer, especially in those who have had hormone treatment for breast cancer as per Mayo Clinic.
There are various other reasons responsible for this problem and that’s why we are trying to make you aware of it. And not just that we’ll cover the symptoms but the treatment too.
#1. Symptom#1: Dryness In Your Vajayjay.
The main symptom that women face which points around the blood flow. Blood flow actually increases oxygen supply to the vajayjay, which means it is less likely to become inflamed, thin or dry. But if this is not proper, then vaginal dryness is sure to happen.
#2. Symptom#2: Pain or Discomfort Down There.
Postmenopausal atrophic vaginitis normally occurs after menopause which is one of the reasons of vaginal atrophy. It can lead to increased vaginal infections and is painful for the vaginal area.
#3. Symptom#3: Vaginal Itching.
Vaginal itching is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptom that often occurs due to irritating substances, infections, or menopause. It may also occur as a result of certain skin disorders.
Now let’s figure out the causes.
#4. Cause #1: Drop-In Oestrogen Level.
One of the causes of atrophy in your vaginal area is because of the drop in estrogen levels around the time a woman begins menopause. When estrogen levels fall, the symptoms of VVA (vulvovaginal atrophy) may become more severe.
#5. Cause #2: Lack Of Intimacy.
Lack of regular sexual activity may cause the decrement in your overall vaginal health. The increased blood flow can help keep your vaginal tissues healthy and so it is one of the major reasons you may face atrophy down ‘there’.