From perimenopause onwards the fluctuations of hormones can result in several changes to our vaginal, urinary and vulval health. Collectively, this is referred to as the genito-urinary system.
aginal concerns can affect almost half of all menopausal women in varying degrees, and can have a big impact on quality of life. The changes that take place in your hormones affect your vaginal and vulval mucous membranes and the tone of the muscles within the pelvic cavity, and the changes in oestrogen affect the vaginal pH which will affect the microbiome balance.
The drop in the levels of oestrogen mean that mucous membranes and skin of the vulva and vagina can age more rapidly, and so may thin and also become drier. These symptoms can affect approximately 13% of pre and 40% of post menopausal women, however it seems that this topic is a bit taboo, as only 20-25% of women actually seek treatment for this.
This module will help you to understand:
- How the vaginal and bladder health changes after menopause and during perimenopause
- Common Infections
- Common Skin disorders
- UTIs and Cystitis
- Bladder weakness
- Changing in Sensation and Libido
Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Supplementation and Lifestyle Interventions are discussed, as well as helping you to understand conventional treatment options. Also included are instructions on making home remedies for vaginal dryness.
This lesson is included as part of the Natural Menopause Support Bundle. If you would like to buy the bundle click here.