What is postmenopause?

Postmenopause is the time after menopause when a woman has not experienced a period for over a year. Once you are postmenopausal, your hormone levels will remain at a constant low level.

Postmenopause and health concerns

  • Heart health – decline in estrogen may increase your risk for heart disease.
  • Bone health – postmenopausal women are more likely to develop osteoporosis.
  • Vaginal health – the vagina thrives on estrogen. When estrogen levels decline, vaginal atrophy can happen.
  • Metabolism – lower estrogen may lower your metabolic rate.
What is postmenopause?

Postmenopausal vaginal atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is the thinning of the vaginal walls due to decreased estrogen.

This can cause:

  • Lack of lubrication
  • Soreness
  • Tightness
  • Burning
  • Pain inside the vagina
  • Pain during sex

How to care for yourself in postmenopause

It’s important to stay on top of your health in the postmenopausal years. The risks of osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases rise after menopause. Make sure you are:

  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Exercising regularly
  • Continuing to see your gynecologist

If you are experiencing symptoms of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy be sure you:

  • Have sex regularly whether you are flying solo or with a partner to increase blood flow to the pelvic region.
what is postmenopause

Is a vaginal moisturizer right for you?

Find relief from vaginal dryness

Join the FemmePharma community

Don’t miss out! Sign up for the health articles, exclusive offers and product launch details!

    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop