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At Every Age, You Need To Know About Vaginal Health
- Sep 18, 2018 -

As you get older, your body will experience many changes. Including your vagina. Your vagina is a soft tissue tube. Your vaginal opening is part of the vulva, which also includes your clitoris, labia and pubic bones. Your internal vagina connects your vulva to your cervix and uterus. Your vagina may appear and feel different throughout your life. In order to maintain vaginal health, it is important to understand what is happening there.


1At the age of 20, your vaginal state

The 20s are the best years of your vagina, mainly due to the peak of sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Estrogen is responsible for maintaining vaginal lubrication, elasticity and acidity. There are two sets of skin folds around your vagina called the labia and labia. The labia has a layer of adipose tissue. In the 20s, the outer layer becomes thinner and may look smaller.

2At the age of 30, your vaginal state

In the 30s, your labia becomes darker due to changes in hormones. If you are pregnant, vaginal discharge may increase and appear milky white. It may have a slight odor, but it should not be green, yellow, or smell bad or sloppy. After giving birth, your vagina may lose some elasticity and stretch more than usual. Over time, most vagina will return to almost large prenatal. Kegel exercise can help by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and restoring vaginal tension. Oral contraceptives can cause vaginal changes such as increased vaginal discharge, vaginal dryness and breakthrough bleeding. These symptoms usually resolve on their own. If they still exist, please consult your doctor. You may need to try some oral contraceptives to find the right oral contraceptive that is right for you.

3At the age of 40, your vaginal state

Because of the menopause, your vagina has undergone a major change in your 40s before you stop the menstrual period. As the level of estrogen in the body decreases, the vaginal wall becomes thinner and drier.

Regular sexual life helps slow the progression of vaginal atrophy, increasing blood flow to the vagina and maintaining its elasticity. Over-the-counter vaginal moisturizers or vaginal estrogen creams can also help fight vaginal dryness. Vaginal estrogen can be provided in the form of a tablet or as a replaceable ring. If you prefer a natural route, olive oil and coconut oil can help keep the vagina moist. In your fourth decade, your pubic hair may become thin or gray.

4Vaginal health in your 50s and beyond

By now, you may have stopped menstruating and your estrogen levels are low or exhausted. Your vulva may shrink. Vaginal atrophy is a common problem in many women in their 50s. Low estrogen may change the acidity of the vagina. This may increase your risk of infection due to excessive bacterial growth. Low estrogen will not only affect your vagina. It also affects your urinary tract. Your urethra may shrink, causing leakage of urine, excessive bladder activity and frequent urination. Postmenopausal women are at risk of vaginal prolapse. Long-term delivery and vaginal delivery are also risk factors. Vaginal prolapse occurs when all or part of the vaginal canal falls into the vaginal opening. Vaginal prolapse usually involves other organs such as the bladder, rectum and uterus.

Symptoms of vaginal prolapse may include severe sensation in the pelvis, vaginal discomfort, and low back pain that improves when you lie down. Vaginal prolapse treatment is a pelvic floor movement in which a pessary (support device) is inserted to hold the prolapsed area in place or as a last resort for surgery.


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