Just as the hot flushes begin to disappear, other symptoms manifest themselves such as Sress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) due to weak pelvic floor muscles, but a more discomforting change is known as genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and can affect up to 50% of postmenopausal women. GSM was previously known as atrophic vaginitis.
- The changes, which may cause dryness, irritation, itching and pain with intercourse, are known as the genito-urinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and can affect up to 50% of postmenopausal women.
- Unlike some menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, which may disappear as time passes; genito-urinary problems often persist and may progress with time. Genito-urinary symptoms are associated both with menopause and with aging. Read more detail and suggested treatments in www.menopause.org.au/for-women/information-sheets/975-genito-urinary-syndrome-of-menopause.