Vaginal Atrophy

Falling hormone levels due to age (menopause), surgery, chemotherapy or breast-feeding may lead to a deterioration in the thickness and resilience of vaginal and surrounding tissues as well as necessary moisture production.  This may cause feelings of itchiness, dryness or burning as well as pain during intercourse.  Some may also find it makes them prone to urinary incontinence, recurrent infections, or a degree of prolapse, although other factors may also influence these symptoms.