Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (GSM) is due to a decrease in estrogen receptors in the urogenital tract and may occur at Menopause.

That means you may experience one or more of the following:

  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Vaginal Dryness/Painful Sex
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections

There is a treatment. Estrogen. Ask your doctor for Localized estrogen in the form of a cream, ring or tablet.

Leaking Urine is Never Normal

Lifestyle & Behavioral modification 

Kegel exercises

Bladder Retraining/Urge Suppression

Treating constipation

Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness may occur at menopause due to changing hormones

May lead to painful sex and/or urinary tract infections

There are treatments for you!

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

Did You Know…

Women are at great risk of developing a UTI  at menopause because of changing hormones. UTI symptoms such as burning, urgency, leakage is distressing. 

Women over the age of 65 who experience UTIs are at risk of sepsis (an overwhelming infection) that is life threatening.

There are many ways to reduce your risk of getting a UTI.

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Sex at Menopause – All dried up?

Women may love their partner/spouse and still have low sexual desire.

There are risks to a relationship. But you don’t have to risk your relationship in order for your sexual desire to increase.

This is where I come in. I help with sexual dysfunction to help you increase your sexual desire & satisfaction.

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