Vaginal Atrophy Stem Cell Therapy
A clinical trial using stem cell therapy was conducted with the patients being monitored for over 2 years with all reporting pain reduction and secual function improvement.
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning of the walls of the vagina caused by decreased estrogen levels, commonly occuring after menopause when the ovaries no longer release eggs.
Over-the-counter moisturizers or water-based lubricants can be used to help treat dryness. Estrogen replacement therapy might be recommended for severe cases.
Stem Cell Update
A clinical trial using stem cell therapy was conducted with the patients being monitored for over 2 years with all reporting pain reduction and sexual function improvement.
What is Vaginal Atrophy
Vaginal atrophy is the thinning, drying and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to the body having less estrogen. It usually occurs after menopause or at anytime that the body’s estrogen production declines. Some of the symptoms are:
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal burning
- Vaginal discharge
- Genital itching
- Burning with urination
- Urgency with urination
- More urinary track infections
- Urinary Incontinence
- Light bleeding after intercourse
- Discomfort with intercourse
- Decreased vaginal lubrication during sexual activity
- Shortening and tightening of the vaginal canal
Currently a range of treatments is employed to treat vaginal atrophy, from over the counter purchase of vaginal moisturiser or water based lubricant to extensive hormonal therapies. This methods mostly treat the symptoms and is not suitable for all patients.
Stem Cell Therapy for Vaginal Atrophy
The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injection method of stem cell therapy have been in use to treat vaginal atrophy. The method basically utilizes the patient’s own stem cell, which would be infused back to the affected area, making it a safe, quick and harmless process.
Journal of Women’s Health Care has recently published a report entitled: “Pilot Study of the Effect of Localized Injections of Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for the treatment of Female Sexual Dysfunction“. The report indicated that overall there is positive changes in sexual difficulties and reduction of sexual distress.
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