Treatment effect on vaginal pH was less for older women when comparing 60 vs ≥60 years
Between-group difference –0.19; P=0.0003
Local estrogen therapy improved symptoms and signs of vaginal atrophy in women in both age groups
Cell maturation and pH studies indicate reduced cellular responsiveness to treatment among older women
The authors state
It is important that women are made aware that, in general, vaginal ET is the preferred mode of delivery when vaginal symptoms are the only complaint and can provide sufficient estrogen to relieve vaginal symptoms with minimal systemic absorption compared to systemic treatment
These findings could be of clinical importance, and further support recommendations by the IMS and other organizations that vaginal atrophy treatment should be started early, and continued, to maintain maximum benefit
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