Vaginal Health in Your 40s

While many women don’t reach menopause until later in their 40s, many women in this decade—who are also in their sexual prime! — may begin to experience some of the symptoms of perimenopause. These symptoms may not only include irregular periods and hot flashes, but changes that can impact your vaginal health too, like vaginal dryness and yeast infections. Read tips for vaginal health in your 40s, and click the video link to hear what Dr. Alyssa Dweck, OB/GYN, author and expert on women’s health has to say about vaginal health during this decade:

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In your 40s:

  • Decreasing estrogen levels can cause vaginal dryness. Avoid lubricant products that have not been dermatologist and gynecologist tested, as they have the potential to cause yeast infections
  • Listen to your body—if you have symptoms that don’t seem normal for you, talk to your healthcare professional
  • If you experience the symptoms of a yeast infection, try MONISTAT®, which is proven to relieve symptoms four times faster and works on more of the most common strains of yeast than the leading prescription
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