As we approach midlife and menopause, we may start to experience menopausal symptoms far beyond hot flashes. Many women experience insomnia, early morning awakening, anxiety and mood changes as well.
Menopause may also bring about dry skin or hair and also a subject that many women are too embarrassed to discuss, vaginal dryness. Feminine dryness not only feels uncomfortable but can cause pain during intimacy and also increase incidence of Urinary Tract Infections.
Thinning of the vaginal tissue, pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence and trouble emptying the bladder can lead to an increased chance of Urinary Tract Infections during midlife. UTIS cause bladder pain and can often become recurrent due to bacterial resistance.
When your body is lower in estrogen, the thinner and dryer vaginal tissue can also be more sensitive. Women can even experience symptoms when sitting and walking due to tissue changes. Pain from intimacy is often experienced as well. Even...