Women's Health

5 Treatment Options for Vaginal Atrophy


What is vaginal atrophy?

Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy

Should you seek treatment?

Treatment option 1: Vaginal moisturizer

Treatment option 2: Water-based lubricant

Treatment option 3: Take your time during intercourse

Treatment option 4: Topical vaginal estrogen

Treatment option 5: Systemic estrogen therapy

Research on other types of treatment

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Dorian Martin writes about various topics for HealthCentral, including Alzheimer’s disease, diet/exercise, menopause and lung cancer. Dorian is a health and caregiving advocate living in College Station, TX. She has a Ph.D. in educational human resource development. Dorian also founded I Start Wondering, which encourages people to embrace a life-long learning approach to aging. She teaches Sheng Zhen Gong, a form of Qigong. Follow Dorian on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram at @doriannmartin.