Member Log In. Chapter 2: Midlife Body Changes. Genitourinary syndrome of menopause GSM , a syndrome that encompasses symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy VVA , may have a significant impact on the quality of life of midlife women, with effects on sexual function and interpersonal relationships. The presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of vulvovaginitis caused by candida, bacterial vaginosis, or trichomoniasis in postmenopausal women are the same as in premenopausal women.
Ways for Menopausal Women to Deal with Those Pesky Facial Hairs
What Can Older Women Do About Thinning Hair? - The New York Times
We respect your privacy. Menopause can cause the hair on your head to start thinning and the hair on your upper lip or chin to get thicker. Thinning hair happens to about half of all women by age 50, while up to 15 percent of women experience hair growth on their chin, upper lip, or cheeks after menopause, according to the North American Menopause Society. The culprit: changes in estrogen and androgen levels during menopause.
Combating Hair Woes During Menopause
Men, in contrast, have terminal hair, the longer, coarser, darker beard-type hair. The key hormone that controls the type of hair on your face is dihydrotestosterone DHT. Higher DHT levels cause your facial hair to convert from vellus to terminal hair production. During reproductive years, the higher relative levels of estrogen to testosterone usually keep production of DHT low.
The discussion at my book group earlier this week took an interesting twist. We were discussing The Help by Kathryn Stockett which we all really enjoyed. Looking back on your past, what's the most ridiculous beauty regiment you ever underwent? But then one of my friends who has reached menopause started talking about her efforts to stymie the growth of heavy hair on her face.