Tag: genitourinary syndrome of menopause

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM)

Menopause, a natural phase in a woman’s life, brings about various physiological changes, one of which is vaginal atrophy. This condition, characterized by a thinning and inflammation of vaginal tissues, can lead to discomfort and reduced quality of life for many women. However, a recent article in The New York Times highlights a groundbreaking study […]

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Understanding and Managing Vulvovaginal Symptoms in Menopausal Women

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive years. However, it is not without its challenges. One of the most common and distressing issues experienced by menopausal women is a range of vulvovaginal symptoms that can significantly impact their daily life. These symptoms, which include dryness, itching, pain during […]

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Urinary Tract Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most common bacterial infections affecting women. Approximately 50-60% of women will experience at least one UTI in their lifetime, and recurrent infections can occur in up to 20% of women. UTIs can cause discomfort, pain, and can lead to serious complications if left untreated. In this article, […]

The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause and CO2 Laser—the latest research!

  We’ve just passed our 3rd anniversary of having the revolutionary MonaLisa Touch CO2 laser in our office.   The Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is a term recently developed by experts in gynecologic health and sexual function to describe the symptoms specific to the vulva, vagina and bladder that result from menopause and some cancer […]

Seeking Help for Vaginal Dryness

“Like Sandpaper”.   Not usually a comment I hear at the hospital, I turned my head to see what the nurses were discussing.   I could not believe it, they were discussing their vaginas. The conversation was between a few peri- and post-menopausal nurses complaining about the state of their vaginas, using words like “sandpaper”, “the desert” […]

Laser therapy for the restoration of vaginal function.

Gambacciani M1, Palacios S2. Author information   Abstract Laser therapy has a therapeutic role in various medical conditions and most recently has gained interest as a non-hormonal treatment for genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and as a non-invasive option for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several therapies are available to alleviate GSM symptoms, including hormonal and […]

Fractional CO2 Laser: From Skin Rejuvenation to Vulvo-Vaginal Reshaping.

  Filippini M1, Del Duca E2, Negosanti F3,4, Bonciani D5, Negosanti L6, Sannino M4, Cannarozzo G4, Nisticò SP4,7. Author information   Abstract BACKGROUND: The CO2 laser has become the gold standard treatment in dermatologic surgery for the treatment of a large number of skin and mucosal lesions. The introduction of the fractional micro-ablative technology represented […]

Sexual function after fractional microablative CO₂ laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy

  Salvatore S1, Nappi RE, Parma M, Chionna R, Lagona F, Zerbinati N, Ferrero S, Origoni M, Candiani M, Leone Roberti Maggiore U. Author information   Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of fractional microablative CO2 laser on sexual function and overall satisfaction with sexual life in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHOD: This […]