What is Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy

What is Vulvo Vaginal Atrophy
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Involves one in two women in post-menopausal

Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), recently more comprehensively defined as “genito-urinary syndrome”, is a
female pathological condition involving one in two women in post-menopausal, but also younger
women, especially in post partum period.

The VVA symptoms include dryness, irritation, itching, dysuria and dyspareunia.

VVA is still little known and underdiagnosed:
» 63% of the women do not know that it is a chronic condition
» Over 50% of the doctors do not mention it to the patients

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Involves one in two women in post-menopausal

Vulvo-Vaginal Atrophy (VVA), recently more comprehensively defined as “genito-urinary syndrome”, is a
female pathological condition involving one in two women in post-menopausal, but also younger
women, especially in post partum period.

The VVA symptoms include dryness, irritation, itching, dysuria and dyspareunia.

VVA is still little known and underdiagnosed:
» 63% of the women do not know that it is a chronic condition
» Over 50% of the doctors do not mention it to the patients

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It is caused by the hormonal changes

The main causes of the VVA are related to the hormonal changes, which develop morphological and
functional alterations to the vaginal epithelium.

The stopping production of estrogen and progesterone causes:
» Firmness and thickness reduction of the vaginal mucosa.
» Blood vessel reduction that drain the vagina
» Gut microbiota alteration

The Vaginal Health Index, through the analysis of 5 parameters (vaginal elasticity, vaginal fluids, ph, epithelium mucosa, vaginal humidity), allows to define the presence and the severity level of VVA.

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It is caused by the hormonal changes

The main causes of the VVA are related to the hormonal changes, which develop morphological and
functional alterations to the vaginal epithelium.

The stopping production of estrogen and progesterone causes: » Firmness and thickness reduction of the vaginal mucosa.
» Blood vessel reduction that drain the vagina
» Gut microbiota alteration

The Vaginal Health Index, through the analysis of 5 parameters (vaginal elasticity, vaginal fluids, ph, epithelium mucosa, vaginal humidity), allows to define the presence and the severity level of VVA.

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It negatively affects the couple’s relationship

After the loss of libido, VVA is one of the major problems of the sexuality in menopausal. 67% of the women affected by VVA avoid intimacy with their partner.

It can be said that this disease is the “secret killer” of the couple’s intimacy, as it makes the
penetration harder and, in some cases, it could lead to erectile disfunction.
Many men feel sexually rejected, even if the problem is, first of all, physical: without estrogen it lacks the most powerful biological drive to lubrication*.

*For more information www.alessandragraziottin.it

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It negatively affects the couple’s relationship

After the loss of libido, VVA is one of the major problems of the sexuality in menopausal. 67% of the women affected by VVA avoid intimacy with their partner.

L’AVV è una condizione patologica che riguarda circa una donna su due in post menopausa e i cui sintomi principali sono secchezza vaginale e dolore durante i rapporti sessuali.
L’AVV è una condizione patologica che riguarda circa una donna su due in post menopausa e i cui sintomi principali sono secchezza vaginale e dolore durante i rapporti sessuali.
Quasi una donna su due, dopo la menopausa, incorre nell’atrofia vulvo-vaginale (AVV) recentemente definita in maniera più esaustiva “sindrome genito-urinaria”.
I sintomi della AVV comprendono secchezza, irritazione, prurito, disuria (difficoltà nell’orinare) e dispareunia (dolori durante il rapporto) e possono influenzare negativamente la qualità della vita e la sessualità della donna.
Ciò è dovuto a variazioni ormonali che inducono alterazioni morfologiche e funzionali dell’epitelio vaginale.
Dopo la menopausa si arresta l’attività delle ovaie e si riduce progressivamente la produzione di estrogeni e progesterone provocando:
La riduzione del turgore e dello spessore della mucosa vaginale [che diventa più soggetta ad abrasioni]
La riduzione dei vasi sanguigni che nutrono le fibre nervose e apportano linfa e lubrificazione alla vagina
L’alterazione del microbiota intestinale, ovvero dei lattobacilli che sono lo scudo contro i germi patogeni.
Tali disturbi, tuttavia, sono diffusi anche in donne più giovani, spesso nel post partum.
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