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Vaginal Dryness Causes and Treatments

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 19:06 / By Andrew Rynne

Vaginal Dryness Causes and Treatments

Vaginal dryness, be it associated with sexual activity or not, is a common problem and can make life miserable for many women.

What are the causes of vaginal dryness?

By far the commonest cause of vaginal dryness, be it associated with sexual activity or not, is a fall in Oestrogen levels and the commonest cause for a fall in Oestrogen levels is menopause. Often the very first symptom of "The Change" is vaginal dryness.

Other things that might cause a fall in Oestrogen are:

Childbirth and breast feeding

Radiation and chemo cancer treatments

Removal of ovaries for whatever reason

Anti-oestrogen medication like Tamoxifen

Antidepressants and antihistamines

Causes other than hormonal

Vaginal douching

Inadequate sexual stimulation

Issues in the relationship

Treatment of Vaginal Dryness Caused by low oestragwen

The best treatment for vaginal dryness associated with menopause is HRT taken by mouth.

The second best treatment for vaginal dryness is topical oestrogen cream.

Lubricants like KY jell are alright as an "emergency" but they do not address the underlying cause.

Finally, do not waste your money on miracle cures offered on the Internet. None of that stuff works. Talk to a doctor not afraid to prescribe HRT if necessary.

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