Vaginal Dryness – Its Causes And How To Treat It
Vaginal dryness (aka Vaginal Atrophy) is a common problem that affects women of all ages, its most prevalent in women that are slightly older, especially as they approach, during and after the menopause.
It can be quite uncomfortable, with the dryness causing itching, urinary discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse.
Also known as Vaginal Atrophy, the moisture levels in the vagina are controlled by glands inside the vagina, these are responsible for maintaining the fluid balance and natural lubrication in the vagina, and keeping the vaginal walls tight and supple.
The effective levels of fluid being produced by these glands can be directly linked to the amount of Estrogen in the body, as this declines (in particular with age) the production reduces leading to dryness and the other problems associated with it.
Are All Women Effected
It will vary from individual, but the general answer is yes – but to varying degrees, some women experience very little discomfort during menopause, while others have their lives literally turned upside down.
What Can I Do To Minimise The Effects
There are several things that we can do to minimise the effects of vaginal dryness, these include:
Drink Plenty Of Water – To maintain good levels of moisture in the body, its essential to drink plenty of water daily, this will have far reaching benefits on not just vaginal dryness but will help keep our general health, hair and skin at optimum levels
Maintain A Good Diet – A good healthy diet can help maintain our body’s health and operation, some foods (such as carrots for instance) have been shown to encourage estrogen production)
Lifestyle – Common sense really but a good diet, plenty of rest, and exercise can all help keep things working normally
Natural Based Supplements and Creams – There are some superb naturally formulated creams, pills and lotions that can help to regulate estrogen levels, and boost blood flow to the vaginal area to help reduce vaginal dryness and boost sexual response.
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