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Menopause, GSM & Estrogen Atrophy



Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause (aka estrogen atrophy) happens to many women as they age. With the loss of estrogen, the protective mucous membrane (aka GAG layer) in the bladder and urethra thins, allowing urine to enter and irritate the bladder and urethral wall. You guessed it. Those familiar symptoms of frequency, urgency, pressure and pain can occur.  It's important to ask your doctor to look at your skin "down there" to determine the health of your tissue. Your doctor may discuss the pros and cons of topical (not oral) hormone therapy (i.e. estrogen) that may help your skin.  Look for products that are calming, soothing and support the health of the bladder wall. Neutraceuticals that contain chondroitin are usually preferred.(1) 

Nutraceutical Options


ALOEPATH® - For a soothing and pain reducing effect

BLADDER REST® - The simplest chondroitin quercetin formula for those who struggle with sensitivity

BLADDER BUILDER® - Our most comprehensive formula with chondroitin, quercetin, palmitoylethanolamide, beneficial probiotics.

CYSTOMEND® - Provides a coating effect with chondroitin and hyaluronate with an anti-inflammatory effect from pumpkin seed extract.

PEAORA® - For chronic pain relief

CystoProtek® - The original chondroitin and hyaluronate formula

*It's not unusual for some to have sensitivities to various ingredients. Please review the label carefully for any known allergens. We suggest starting small. Try one capsule and see how your body handles it. If you feel good, try one a day for a week and again assess. If you are doing well, you can gradually increase to the manufacturers recommended dosages. Of course, if you struggle with any side effects, stop the supplement and talk with your physician.

Topical Therapeutics For Dryness
 
V-Magic - For dryness on the vulva

Organic Coconut Oil

For UTI Prevention
Another issue which can emerge with GSM is recurring urinary tract infection. Why? Because the GAG layer also provides a barrier for bacterial infection. Unfortunately, as the GAG layer thins, bacteria have a greater chance to reaching and infecting bladder cells. PRVNT® is stronger and more affordable option than Ellura®.

PRVNT® - For the prevention of urinary tract infections

My Daily D-Mannose

Personal Hygiene


Basis Soap For Sensitive Skin -
For skin made more sensitive due to dryness and estrogen atrophy

Perineal Wash Bottle - To rinse all urine residue from your skin after urination. 

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