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
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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