Women’s Feminine Health: Vulva and Vaginal

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The Kátha-Soma Health Blog provides dialogue about women’s gynecologic health; some topics include:

● Vulva Vaginal Changes With Age
● Postmenopause Vulva and Vagina Changes (part one and part two)
● What is Vulvodynia?
● What is Vulvar Dystrophy?
● What is Vulvitis?
● Sexual Arousal in the Vulva
● Vulva Eczema

Keirá Feminine provides relief for women with vulva dryness, inflammatory vulvodynia, vulva psoriasis, vulva dermatitis/eczema, lichen sclerosis, and Sjogren’s Syndrome. Keirá is also formulated for post menopause labia/vulva dryness, and women with cancer treatment induced labia/vulva dryness. To learn more about Keirá Feminine click here.

A few gynecological health conditions are noted below, for more detailed information about each condition see the specific blog section or use the search bar.

 The Vulva is a woman’s outside genital area, the vagina is a woman’s internal genital. The vulva and vagina have different cell/tissue structure. A woman’s vagina consists of three layers of tissue: the epithelium, the lamina propria and the muscularis. Vulva skin consists of three primary layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. When estrogen levels are low the vulvar and vagina tissue become thinner and fragile resulting in symptoms and discomfort.

● Vulvitis is not a disease, but refers to the inflammation of the soft folds of skin on the outside of the female genitalia, the vulva.

 Vulvodynia is the medical term used to describe unexplained and persistent pain in a woman’s genital area (the vulva).

 Vulvar Vestibulitis pain. irritation to the area surrounding the entrance to the vagina (introitus).

Vaginismus the muscle walls of the vagina contract or spasm in response to attempted insertion, for example with a tampon or penis.

 Dyspareunia painful intercourse; often due to low levels of estrogen, such as post menopause.

 Atrophy is a medical term meaning the tissue becomes thin and fragile (much like when fabric or the sole of a shoe wears away). For example, after menopause due to diminished estrogen production from the ovaries, the vulva losses thickness/padding and natural moisture contributing to dryness and discomfort for many post-menopause women.

 Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: enlarged/swollen varicose type veins around the uterus and ovaries.


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