What causes vaginal dryness and how to treat it?Aleena Oct 11 2018 at 7:49 AM
Let’s clear this out first-
Vaginal dryness can happen to any woman at any point in their lives. There’s no set age for vaginal dryness to happen.
And there is definitely nothing gravely wrong with women who have vaginal dryness. Just like skin dryness , it’s normal.
Dryness a word that’s so rough and dry that it takes all the sexy and wetness away from one’s life. And it’s the same case when it comes to vaginal dryness. Through our research and data, we acknowledged that a high percentage of Indian girls/women have vaginal dryness. But before we get into the details of it all. Let’s get the basic fact right. Let’s clear this out first-
Vaginal dryness can happen to any woman regardless of their age.. And there is nothing wrong about this, it is totally natural. It can be treated and looked after.. Just like skin dryness , it’s normal. Symptoms of dryness include , well a dry vagina. The vagina normally maintains a small amount of lubrication, which helps to protect the reproductive system from potentially harmful bacteria and fungi. This lubrication keeps the vagina moist. While also supporting beneficial microorganisms.
And vaginal lubrication plays a major role in having pleasurable and enjoyable sex.. Needless to say, you need a relatively normal amount of vaginal lubrication to stay healthy as it prevents rashes and skin irritation around the area. While occasional “dry spells” are normal but it must be look into.
Some of the most common causes of vaginal dryness include:
- Menopause – By recent studies and research , 60 percent of menopausal women experience vaginal dryness at some point. This is due to the hormonal changes that naturally occur during menopause.
- Pregnancy and Reproductive Issues – Anything that affects your hormones could conceivably cause dryness. Some common health issues that fall into this category include breast cancer, Sjögren’s syndrome, and even normal allergies. Pregnant women commonly report vaginal lubrication problems – not surprising, given the drastic hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy.
- Medications and Drugs – Birth control, antidepressants, allergy medications and many other prescription drugs can cause or contribute to vaginal dryness. Alcohol and tobacco use can also have a dehydrating effect on the body, causing temporary dryness. And that’s why being natural and away from these substances can really be conducive to one’s good health.
- Douching – Vaginal douching is not recommended for a number of reasons, but it’s primarily dangerous because it can cause severe dryness. The water in the douche removes natural lubrication, then evaporates, leaving you dry.
- Relationship Problems and Stress – Lubrication issues are sometimes stress related. If your life has recently changed in a major way, there’s a good chance that your dryness isn’t a biological problem So all you princesses and babes out there. If he ain’t treating you right. Walk right out that door and get a guy who knows your worth. And that can get you so darn wet that you’ll be soaking wet. And you can repay him back with… well.. We are sure you have your own ways.
This is by no means a perfect list, and in many cases, a variety of factors can work together to cause lubrication issues. In any case, dryness that lasts for more than a few days can be seriously problematic – your vagina needs a healthy amount of lubrication in order to fight off infections, and dryness can cause an imbalance in vaginal flora.
How To Treat Vaginal Dryness?
Before taking any steps to treat dryness, you should speak with your physician. Changes in vaginal lubrication can indicate hormonal issues, and while dryness rarely indicates a serious health condition, it’s always a good idea to play it safe by getting a quick medical examination.
You may be able to improve your natural lubrication through proper diet and exercise; this can reduce stress and improve the body’s ability to naturally process hormones. You can also alleviate many of the symptoms of vaginal dryness by choosing an appropriate personal lubricant.
For personal lubrication, we recommend a water-based formula with a limited number of ingredients. Stick with a simple lubricant that will provide enough slickness to maintain vaginal health.
Silicone lubricants are another good option, but avoid oil-based lubes, since they can significantly increase your risks of yeast infections. Extra lubrication will diminish the symptoms of vaginal dryness and make sex more comfortable, but it will not treat the condition. Remember to speak with your gynecologist to identify the source of the problem and to come up with an appropriate treatment plant.
Until we get you another article.
Stay hydrated and most importantly wet!