Tag Archives: vaginal atrophy

How physio can help your pelvic floor

From prolapses to peeing when we sneeze – find out how the right advice from a physiotherapist could change your life. ‘Are you doing your Kegel exercises?’ It’s a question we often hear when it comes to problems with the waterworks, but is it the right question? Women’s health physiotherapist Fiona Mitchell has been working with women (and men) with pelvic floor concerns for many years and she says there is no ‘one size fits all’ to improving its function. And, we shouldn’t be looking at it in isolation – it is affected by stress, trauma, muscle imbalances and tension…

Me and My Menopausal Vagina – Jane Lewis on Vaginal Atrophy

Can’t walk, can’t sit, can’t have sex – welcome to the debilitating world of vaginal atrophy. Author Jane Lewis knows it well and explains what it is and how you can get through it. Our Vaginas go through a lot – childbirth, periods, infections… but with menopause you’d finally start to think they were going to get a break – but hell no! In the lead up to menopause (when our periods finish), and beyond it, our oestrogen levels decline and our vaginas start to ‘atrophy’. What that means is the vagina shortens and the walls become thinner and less…

Cancer treatments and menopause; are you getting the info you need?

System failure: women with cancer aren’t being told about the effect treatments can have on their sex lives   Having breast cancer is undoubtedly a lot to deal with, but the aftermath of can be hell as well. And it seems we are failing women miserably. Research carried out by the charity Breast Cancer Now shows that more than three-quarters of women with breast cancer are not being warned about the impact treatments could have on their sex lives – and that means they aren’t getting the advice they need that could help them. The survey of more than 1000…

Oils, lubes and your dry vagina: what really helps?

It might be ‘natural’ but should you use cooking oils to soothe your dry vagina? Women’s Health GP, Dr Shahzadi Harper finds out.   These days there is a plethora of internet sites targeting menopausal women offering a variety of ‘natural’ solutions for the symptoms of menopause – and one of the most prevalent of those although it’s rarely spoken about is vaginal dryness. A dry vagina is an uncomfortable menopause symptom but something that can be hard to pin point as it can present in many ways. It can cause an itching and burning sensation that can make it…

Menopause – What is GSM?

What is GSM and what can help?  This probably isn’t the best way to start a conversation, but do you have an itchy, dry vagina? Do you have more frequent urinary tract infections or thrush-like symptoms more often? Do you pee when you sneeze, laugh or jump? Or has sex become painful? If you’re heading toward menopause, or are menopausal, and you answer yes to any of these questions, there’s a chance you have what is now called GSM – or Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause. The term has actually been around since 2014. Previously it was called either vulvovaginal atrophy…

The O-shot

What is the O-Shot®? The Orgasm-Shot® or O-Shot® is an injection for women directly into the vaginal walls and just below the clitoris, which was developed by Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of the Vampire Facial and P-Shot, to treat symptoms of female sexual dysfunction such as pain during or after sex, vaginal dryness, decreased sensitivity and associated low libido. It also claims to alleviate stress incontinence and as well as the symptoms of Lichen Sclerosus, a long-term dermatological condition affecting the genitals. The O-Shot® is a non-invasive, vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation treatment which uses a patient’s blood to derive Platelet-Rich…

Home Harley Street Emporium

Harley Street Emporium is a website where you can find a doctor, find information on perimenopause and menopause, women’s health and skin care. We feature the best anti-aging skin care products and the best acne products as well as information on how to treat various skin conditions. Consumers can also book with some of the UK’s best menopause doctors, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic practitioners. Harley Street Emporium features editorially independent information about skin care, skin conditions and treatments. The site also features a glossary of ingredients telling consumers what each one does and if there are any safety concerns…