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Dr Naomi Potter: the use of topical oestrogen to support menopause health

15th September 2021

Thank you to Dr Naomi Potter for sharing with Adore Your Pelvic Floor with a concise clear explanation about the use of topical oestrogen to support menopause health.

Topical Oestrogen is oestrogen that is applied to the vagina and or vulva. The form is a cream or pessary and is used to treat a condition called GSM or genitourinary syndrome of the menopause also known as vulva- vaginal atrophy.

Many women are symptomatic as oestrogen drops at menopause. Symptoms can be:

  • Vulval itch and soreness
  • Vaginal dryness soreness
  • Discharge
  • Recurrent vaginal infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Urinary symptoms such as going more often , getting up at night and leakage.

Using these products can help. They normally come with an unhelpful leaflet that is factually incorrect and scary. The truth is that these products are extremely safe to use in practically every scenario, can be used indefinitely and in conjunction with other forms of HRT.

They can also be extremely useful in curing embarrassing and debilitating local symptoms.

Check out https://menopausecare.co.uk/ for heaps of information regarding menopause health


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