What Is It?
Vaginal atrophy is a change of the vagina that develops when
there is a significant decrease in levels of the female hormone
estrogen. The condition also is called atrophic vaginitis.
Estrogen, which is produced by the ovaries, plays a vital role in
keeping vaginal tissues lubricated and healthy. When levels of
estrogen are low, vaginal tissue becomes atrophic
- thin, dry and shrunken. The vagina may become
more prone to inflammation in an atrophic state. Common conditions