Best Solutions for Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness affects many women. However, it is most common in both those who are experiencing menopause, but also those who are of childbearing age, as well. It is a normal problem among women of all ages, and while it can be a frustrating (and even painful) problem, it doesn’t have to be a permanent one. In fact, there are several natural (and even a medical procedure) solutions that you can try out for help with dealing with vaginal dryness that is sure to have you feeling better.
What Causes Vaginal Dryness?
Vaginal dryness can be caused by many different factors, including age, genetics, hormonal imbalance, and even medical conditions or the use of various medications. Since vaginal dryness can be a painful and uncomfortable issue, finding the solution that works for you is important to both your mental and physical health.
Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness
Estrogen Hormone Therapy
The biggest reason for vaginal dryness is the lack of estrogen. When women enter menopause, or they are suffering from hormone imbalances, the amount of estrogen in a woman’s body decreases, causing a host of symptoms – vaginal dryness included. Luckily, there are many different options for vaginal dryness treatment in the form of estrogen – including patches, pills, and even a ring that are inserted into the vagina. Many of these are available over the counter or with a prescription from your doctor and are among the most natural options available.
Lubricants are available over the counter, and there is a large assortment to choose from. While these are great for increased pleasure during sex, they can also bring about significant relief for vaginal dryness, as well.
Having Regular Sex
Believe it or not, frequently having sex can actually help to improve vaginal dryness. Arousal can increase blood flow to the area, which can, in turn, increase moisture production.
A Better Diet
Plant-based foods, such as soy, nuts, tofu, and seeds, have the ability to reduce vaginal dryness. Incorporating them into your diet can reduce or eliminate the discomfort. These foods contain phytoestrogens, which can help alleviate dryness.
Proper Fitting Underwear
The proper fitting underwear ideal is not only ideal, but it is also essential to buy underwear made from the right material. Any synthetic fibers, such as polyester, can actually make vaginal dryness worse. It is much better to purchase cotton fabric underwear, which will allow the area to breathe.
While a vaginoplasty is not quite a home remedy, it can be very appealing to women who have tried the above “at-home” treatments without success. While it is often used to help tighten the vaginal muscles, it is also known to provide tremendous relief for vaginal dryness. This procedure is an outpatient surgical procedure that can drastically reduce vaginal dryness or even eliminate the issue altogether with minimal recovery time.
To learn more about vaginal dryness or to discover whether a vaginoplasty could be beneficial to you, contact the office of Dr. Ghozland today!