Our body experiences a lot of changes as we get older. Some are very visible like the lines and wrinkles that appear on the face or the sagging of the breasts. Some are hard to notice or even left completely ignored because we don’t know that something is happening at that part of the body, like in the vagina.
The vaginal tissue has a similar structure to the skin in the sense that it has a superficial layer supported by a layer rich in collagen and elastin. Same with what happens in the facial skin, as we get older the vaginal wall tissue becomes thinner. The collagen fibers lose their strength and elasticity leading to a break down in the said area of the body. There are many factors that affect the thinning of the vaginal walls. It includes the following: