Can estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis be prevented?

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Although women cannot prevent the onset of menopause or the symptoms that come with it, they can prevent some severe symptoms of estrogen deficient vulvovaginitis. The most recommended prevention technique is frequent sexual activity, which can be aided by lubricants or other moisturizers. This increases blood flow to your vagina and helps your body's natural lubrication system stay active and healthy. Sexual activity also helps keep your vaginal tissue elastic and strong. Another way to prevent symptoms of atrophic vulvovaginitis is to avoid smoking, as that decreases your body's natural amount of estrogen and restricts blood flow.


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Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis

Vulvovaginitis refers to numerous types of infections that can affect the vulva and vaginal area. Causes of vulvovaginitis include yeast, bacteria, parasites STDs and other viruses. If you have symptoms of vulvovaginitis like odor...

, discharge, itching, rash or pain in the vagina, you should call your doctor. You will want to make sure that you are treated for this condition, as it does not always go away on its own.
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