PRESCRIPTION COMPOUNDING FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
Vaginal dryness is a common problem for women during and after menopause. Vaginal dryness can be a sign of vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis) — which is a thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decline in estrogen.
Your vaginal walls normally have a steady state of vaginal moisture. When you’re sexually aroused, more blood flows to your pelvic organs, creating more lubricating vaginal fluid. But hormonal changes associated with your menstrual cycle, aging, menopause, and breast-feeding may affect the amount and consistency of this moisture. Side effects from medications can also impact proper functioning of lubrication.
Symptoms of Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness may be accompanied by signs and symptoms such as:
- Itching or stinging around the vaginal opening and the lower part of the vagina
- Pain or light bleeding with intercourse
- Urinary frequency or urgency
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
Decreased Estrogen Levels
Reduced estrogen levels are the main cause of vaginal dryness. Estrogen, a female hormone, helps keep vaginal tissue healthy by maintaining normal vaginal lubrication, tissue elasticity and acidity.
Other factors that can cause a drop in estrogen levels include: menopause, childbirth, breastfeeding, cancer treatment, surgical removal of your ovaries, immune disorders, and cigarette smoking.
Vaginal Estrogen – How Compounding Solutions Pharmacy Can Help!
Low-dose vaginal estrogen replaces declining estrogen in vaginal tissues easing symptoms of vaginal dryness, itching, and irritation. Compounding Solutions Pharmacy licensed and trained pharmacist, Pam Bramlett, R.Ph., has the ability to compound vaginal estrogen in a variety of bio-identical forms and strengths. These custom made forms of estrogen are made specifically for your unique physiological needs, and may provide relief of your symptoms with fewer side effects than the massed produced products on the market. Our specialized abilities allow us to create medications that increase your treatment options, and improve your chances of enjoying a successful outcome.
Is a Compounded Prescription Right for Me?
• Talk to your health care provider – Discuss compounding as a treatment option, and let your health care provider know you heard about prescription compounding from Compounding Solutions Pharmacy.
• Contact Us – To inquire about potential treatment strategies, and how Compounding Solutions Pharmacy can help you.
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