Discussions on "Vaginal Dryness" in "Gynaecology Problems" forum.
1st Oct 2011, 07:16 PM #1
Nearly half of all women between the ages of 40 and 59 suffer from vaginal dryness at some point.
For perimenopausal and menopausal women, particularly women weaning off HRT,(Hormone replacement Therapy) vaginal dryness is often acute, and ranks as one of the top ten problems afflicting menopausal women.
High levels of stress are often correlated with vaginal dryness, and it is common among postpartum women
After surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy of the pelvis for cancer.
After having a baby, particularly if you breastfeed.
While using certain medications, such as tamoxifen, danazol,
Cigarette smoking also affects the moisture in the vagina
Vaginal dryness often explains female sexual dysfunction because a lack of vaginal lubrication can make intercourse painful. Women who suffer from vaginal dryness often dread intercourse and avoid sex as a result.
there are simple steps you can take to improve your natural vaginal lubrication
causes of vaginal dryness
Declining estrogen levels:
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is declining estrogen production, which leads to thinning and drying of the vaginal wall.
Other factors include reduced muscle tone and the longer time needed for sexual arousal that is so common in perimenopause.
Underlying medical conditions:
It can be a side effect of medical conditions such as Sjögren’s disease.(Sjögren's syndrome is a disorder of the immune system, it causes dryness in Eyes,dry mouth and dryness in vagina) You should definitely seek medical advice if your symptoms are severe and prolonged, or if they are unresponsive to simple efforts to alleviate them.
if you are depressed or under tremendous stress, you’ll benefit from counseling. Dryness and lack of arousal can also be a signal of unresolved problems in a relationship.
A number of safe and effective natural remedies for vaginal dryness here, but most of them require a few weeks to work
Hydration. We should all consume at least ten 8- glasses of water a day. This simple step can be surprisingly helpful.
2.Check the chemicals in your Household.
Avoid personal hygiene sprays
Review the list of ingredients in your personal, bathing, and laundry products. Many perfumes and other chemicals commonly found in these products are irritants to the delicate mucosal tissues that line the vagina.
Eat health ful amounts of "good" fats.
The low-fat, high-carb diet starves your body of the nutrients it needs to make sex hormones.The estrogen needed for vaginal lubrication is made from cholesterol,(Fat) for example adding soy and flax seed, in your Diat which are good sources of phytoestrogens.
4.Try a personal lubricant,
Vaginal lubricant products are now available in a wide range of formulations safe for use in this sensitive area of the body.
is highly recommended for vaginal dryness
Vaginal estrogen must be prescribed by a healthcare provider.
Very low doses of vaginal estrogen in the form of cream, tablet or ring can be used when it is put into the vagina to treat vaginal dryness,
6th Jun 2015, 07:45 AM #2
Re: Vaginal Dryness
Good information shared here