Navigation Links
NAMS issues new guidance on vulvovaginal atrophy
Date:8/28/2013

CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 29, 2013)Symptoms of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA), such as lack of lubrication, irritated tissues, painful urination, and pain with intercourse, affect as many as 45% of women after menopause. That's according to The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), which today published new guidance for diagnosing and treating VVA. The Society's Position Statement "Management of Vulvovaginal Atrophy" appears in the September issue of Menopause.

"The symptoms of VVA can significantly impair women's quality of life and relationships, yet few women whose lives are affected get help. This new Position Statement gives clinicians the information they need to address these problems," says Margery Gass, MD, the Society's Executive Director.

The Position Statement explains that bothersome symptoms can be treated successfully, and many treatments are available, ranging from over-the-counter products to prescription hormonal and nonhormonal products. Which therapy to use depends on how severe the symptoms are, whether the therapy is safe and effective for the individual woman, and what she prefers.

Simple vaginal lubricants and moisturizers along with regular intercourse (or use of vaginal dilators) can be effective and are considered first-line therapy by NAMS. When these are not effective, estrogen, either applied locally or as part of systemic hormone therapy, remains the therapeutic standard. A nonhormonal option, the selective estrogen-receptor modulator ospemifene, was recently approved for moderate to severe painful intercourse.

For hormonal therapy, low-dose vaginal estrogen is the preferred approach when VVA symptoms are the only bothersome menopausal symptoms a woman has. Generally, women who use a vaginal estrogen do not need to take a progestogen to protect the uterus if they have not had a hysterectomy.

For a woman who is a survivor of breast or endometrial cancer, the choice of treatment depends on her preferences, needs, understanding of potential risks, and consultation with her oncologist.


'/>"/>

Contact: Eileen Petridis
epetridis@fallscommunications.com
216-696-0229
The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Online USA Doctors Announces a New Male Treatment Program For Sensitive Male Health Issues
2. Transvaginal Mesh Multidistrict Litigation Update: Court Issues New Pretrial Order that Moves Ethicon Inc.’s Discovery Forward, Notes Parker Waichman
3. Research examines parents use of bibliotherapy to help children struggling with social issues
4. DrugRisk Update: Court Issues Latest Decision in Pradaxa Bleeding Litigation
5. Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio - Fifth Year Anniversary Show on "Success Tools, Professional Mental Health & Physical Fitness Advice, Social Justice Issues, Soulful Guests"
6. AED.com Issues Warning to Consumers Concerning AED Scams
7. Stryker Hip Lawsuits Proceed in New Jersey Litigation as Court Issues New Case Orders, Reports Wright & Schulte
8. Medicationdiscountcard.com Issues Advisory: Health Insurance Plans Do Not Cover Many Common Prescription Medications
9. Search Technologies Issues New White Paper Summarizing the Top Ten Applications for the Google Search Appliance
10. Da Vinci Surgical Robot Update: FDA Issues Class 2 Recall of Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci Robot due to Possibly Inadequate Testing of 30 Units, Notes Parker Waichman LLP
11. AAPCC Issues Statement on Decision of Procter & Gamble to Redesign Tide Pods Packaging
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... DDL, Inc. announced today it has expanded ... (A2LA) to include ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2 testing for conical (Luer) fittings. ... connection between two medical devices (e.g. a syringe and hypodermic needle) that carry small ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... diagnostics device that enables unprecedented portability and convenience. , The Cube is exceptionally ... cubed in size, the Cube fits easily into any space, whether in a ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... The successful implementation of “lean manufacturing” in ... well. However, laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing environments. , In order ... lab, METTLER TOLEDO has developed the Lean Lab Checklist . This checklist will ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... FL (PRWEB) , ... May 31, 2016 , ... The ... wellness industry, today released ten predictions on the future of wellness, travel, spa and ... of top travel, spa and beauty companies to leading economists and researchers - to ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... energies can describe personality traits in humans. Using presidential candidate Donald Trump as ... and vitality. , “AstroNumerology is not about adding numbers up,” says Kalsi. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/31/2016)... 31, 2016 Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: ... conversation slated for June 7, 2016, to take a closer ... noon to 1 p.m. ET, will focus on a man ... the road to wellness. The event is ... patients and health care professionals, talking about triumphs and the ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... May 31, 2016   Plexus Technology Group, ... anesthesia information management systems (AIMS), is pleased to ... as Vice President of Technology. In this new ... aspects of the company,s technological development. He will ... to determine the expansion of new products, product ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... York , May 31, 2016 ... essential ingredient in food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, with global ... revenues worth US$ 1.6 Bn. Demand for ... products, juices, and yogurts will continue its upward momentum ... trend will also boost positive sentiment on aloe vera, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: