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Title: Treatment of vaginal atrophy of women in postmenopausal
Authors: FLORENCIO‐SILVA, R.SIMOES, R. S.GIRAO, J. H. R. C.CARBONEL, A. A. F.TEIXEIRA, C. D. P.SASSO, G. R. D. S.
Citation: REPRODUCAO E CLIMATERIO, v.32, n.1, p.43-47, 2017
Abstract: Symptoms related to atrophy vulvovaginal have a negative impact on quality of life up to 50% of women after menopause. However, some refuse the use of estrogens that is the standard effective therapy due to negative publicity in recent years and other available alternatives therapies. This review assessed the effectiveness of hormonal treatments, herbal oral or topical use to relieve the symptoms of vaginal atrophy in women after menopause. We evaluated studies of Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials using vagina, postmenopause, isoflavones, estrogen, syndrome genitourinária, vulvovaginal atrophy, clinical applications, as keywords. Review studies and randomized controlled trials were included in this study. The data showed that the systemic or local use of estrogens are the most appropriate, and the isoflavones only showed positive effects when used locally. Some non‐hormonal treatments such as moisturizing, lubricating and the use of vaginal laser are also suitable. Another possible treatment is ospemifene, a selective estrogen receptor modulator (SERM) on dyspareunia and vulvovaginal atrophy. Thus, the use of alternatives is beneficial for women with cancer risk related to estrogens. © 2016 Sociedade Brasileira de Reprodução Humana
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ODS/03 - Saúde e bem-estar


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