Can estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis be cured?

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Most women who display symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis respond well to treatment. Women who are breastfeeding and experience a drop in estrogen levels can take oral medication or simply wait for their hormone levels to regulate themselves after the child is weaned. In postmenopausal women, a few lifestyle changes should be made in order to control and prevent vaginal inflammation and urinary complications. These include using daily moisturizers and water-based lubricants during sex. Postmenopausal women who wish to increase the frequency of sexual intimacy should also keep in mind that they may need a longer period of time to get aroused than they used to. However, allowing more time for female arousal pays off because your natural lubrication system can help your vaginal tissue stay healthy and elastic.

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