Women's Health
Menopause
After the menopause many women experience changes to their vagina and genital area; this change is known as Atrophic Vaginitis. The symptoms may include dryness, discomfort during sex and urinary symptoms. These can usually be eased with treatment. Treatment options include: hormone replacement therapy (HRT), oestrogen cream or pessaries, and lubricating gels.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
This means taking oestrogen in the form of a tablet, gel, implant or patches. This may be the best treatment for relieving the symptoms, but some women don't like the idea of taking HRT. There are advantages and disadvantages of using HRT. See separate leaflet called 'The Menopause and HRT' for more detail.

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