Suddenly the vagina is not as wet as it used to be, it starts to itch and burn. This experience often make menopausal women. But even in younger women, vaginal dryness can occur due to several factors, such as hormonal contraception or stress. At the latest during sex, a dry vagina becomes a problem, because penetrates the penis, it can cause pain and injury. Around 37% of women suffer from vaginal dryness at least once in their lives. During menopause, the vagina is no longer supplied with so much blood and thus less fluid is formed. However, the following reasons could also be the cause of vaginal dryness:
– The use of progestational contraceptives such as the birth control pill may cause hormonal changes and may cause a dry vagina. Even very young girls complain about this side effect.
– By smoking, alcohol or taking certain medications.
– Diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, bladder infections, immunodeficiency and vaginal yeasts often cause vaginal dryness.
– Excessive hygiene or the use of aggressive cosmetic products in the genital area injured the vaginal flora.
– Operations on the ovaries and uterus, as well as chemotherapy trigger an imbalance of the vaginal flora.
– Women who have a lot of stress to deal with in everyday life and are constantly nervous, often have problems with being sexually aroused and also difficult to get wet.
– Even distrust of the partner or sexual anxiety can be due to vaginal dryness.
What can be done for vaginal dryness?
Depending on what caused the dryness of the vagina, there are different treatment options. If you suffer from stress, you should try to find strategies for coping with stress and problems in everyday life. If hormonal contraception is the cause, talk to the gynecologist about alternative contraceptive methods. To compensate for the lack of moisture, the use of lubricant during sexual intercourse is sufficient. In addition, there are countless preparations that help the vaginal flora to remain in balance. From capsules swallowed to suppositories or gels applied vaginally. If you do not know the cause, you should consult your gynecologist first!
– Wash the genital area with special intimate lotions, use only acidic soaps
– Do not buy synthetic underwear
– In acute cases, avoid tight-fitting clothing
– Do without tampons during the period, alternative is eg The Mooncup