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Estrogen is a hormone that illustrates a woman's life. It plays a role in puberty, menstrual and

sexual health, and pregnancy. Ultimately, when the tiring ovaries stop the production of

estrogen, a new phase of menopause begins.


The loss of estrogen brings about an array of problems for woman, inflicting both the mind and

body. One of the essential functions of estrogen is to maintain vaginal health.


It ensures:

  • the vaginal secretions are adequate, thereby maintaining lubrication

  • walls of the vagina are thick, elastic, and flexible

Therefore, when the estrogen levels begin to fall, the vaginal health declines. Menopause is not

the only cause of estrogen loss. Other reasons may be:

  • due to surgical removal of both ovaries

  • chemotherapy or radiotherapy

  • medications such as anti-estrogenic (tamoxifen), leuprolide (hormonal treatment of fibroids), nafarelin (hormonal treatment for endometriosis)

As a result of this decline, vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis, occurs. Vaginal

atrophy leads to a collection of symptoms known as a genitourinary syndrome.

  • vaginal dryness, burning, and itching

  • vaginal discharge

  • an increase in urinary frequency and urgency

  • urinary incontinence (leakage of urine due to activities that put pressure on the pelvic floor muscles, such as laughing, running, sneezing, etc.)

  • burning sensation with urination

  • recurrent urinary tract infections: the pH of the vagina becomes less acidic, promoting the growth of harmful bacteria and reducing the number of good bacteria

  • painful or uncomfortable sex

  • inadequate vaginal lubrication during sex

  • bleeding or spotting after sex

In the state of vaginal atrophy, the vagina is vulnerable to infection, inflammation, or mild

trauma; henceforth, why damage to the vaginal tissues can occur during sexual activity.

However, sexual activity also maintains vaginal health. By increasing the blood flow to the

vagina, regular sex will increase vaginal elasticity and improve lubrication. Sexual activity also

keeps the vagina more acidic, thereby decreasing the risk of vaginal infections.


However, do not fright! There are several solutions present for this problem. And one of them is

vitamin E suppositories.



Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that is popularly known for its antioxidant and

anti-inflammatory properties. Benefits are:

  • prevents cardiovascular diseases

  • prevents cancers

  • supports immune health

  • supports the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Additionally, vitamin E is also known to improve the symptoms of menopause by maintaining

estrogen levels; because it takes part in the production of hormones and hormone-like substances. It increases vaginal elasticity, improves dryness, and burning due to vaginal

atrophy.



Vitamin E heals the atrophic vaginal tissue by influencing vaginal tissue recovery. As a result, this decreases pain during sex. This vitamin also keeps the arteries flexible and improves blood flow to the vagina, consequently increasing the metabolism of vaginal connective tissues. This function of vitamin E enhances the moisture and flexibility of vaginal walls.


A study revealed that vitamin E suppositories adequately treated vaginal atrophy. Therefore,

women who do not want to use topical estrogen creams can opt for vitamin E suppositories.

This statement is supported by physicians as well. Moreover, physicians suggest that the daily

use of vitamin E will protect the cervix. It will also reduce the risk of complications of vaginal

atrophy, such as vaginal or urinary tract infections.


Vitamin E is present in many food sources such as sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts,

fruits, bell pepper, spinach etc. Although these food sources may complete our dietary

requirements of vitamin E however, suppositories will directly supply the vaginal tissue with

vitamin E at the target site.


The lack of estrogen may not be the only culprit of vaginal dryness. An unhealthy diet,

inadequate intake of water, certain medications, and a combination of other factors can also

result in vaginal dryness.


Menopause associated vaginal atrophy may be inevitable. But the solution to this is present in

the imminent vitamin E. Vitamin E suppositories are a favorable alternative for those who do not

prefer hormonal therapy and want to deal with their symptoms as safely as possible.



Check out our Vitamin E product page for more information!





REFERENCES

1) Bleibel B, Nguyen H. Vaginal Atrophy. 2021 Feb 2. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL):

StatPearls Publishing; 2021 Jan–. PMID: 32644723.



2) Parna n Emamverdikhan, A., Golmakani, N., Tabassi, S. A., Hassanzadeh, M., Sharifi, N., &

Shakeri, M. T. (2016). A survey of the therapeutic effects of Vitamin E suppositories on vaginal

atrophy in postmenopausal women. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 21(5),

475–481.


3) Ziagham, S., Ab baspoor, Z., Safyari, S., & Rad, P. (2013). Effect of vitamin E vaginal suppository

on atrophic vaginitis among postmenopausal women. Jundishapur Journal of Chronic Disease

Care, 2(4), 12-19.


4) Parnan emamverdikhan, A., Golmakani, N., SharifiSistani, N., Taghi Shakeri, M., Hasanz ade

Mofrad, M., Sajadi Tabassi, A. (2014). Comparing Two Treatment Methods of Vitamin E

Suppository and Conjugated Estrogen Vaginal Cream on the Quality of Life in Menopausal

Women with Vaginal Atrophy. Journal of Midwifery and Reproductive Health, 2(4), 253-261.






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