Women who suffer from vaginal atrophy and its accompanying symptoms have new hope, according to Jill Miller, M.D., medical director for IOIO Studio in Woodmere.
According to Dr. Miller, vaginal atrophy presents with a number of symptoms, ranging from simply annoying to very painful. These symptoms include vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, but also stress incontinence (leakage of urine when laughing, coughing, sneezing, doing sports, or heavy lifting), vaginal laxity, itching and burning, and urinary tract infections.
“Vaginal atrophy is becoming epidemic,” said Dr. Miller. “It is estimated that 46 million women have these symptoms, but only about five percent of them recognize the symptoms as vaginal atrophy.”