Causes of vaginal dryness
Dryness of the intimate area occurs in women of any age. Here are the main reasons of its appearance:
Age older than 40 years. Before menopause, during or after its completion, the amount of female hormone (estrogen) decline sharply. It is the estrogen promotes the production of mucus in the vagina, the blood supply and creating acidic environment.
Drugs. To dryness of the vagina here are some of the cardiovascular, desensitizing and diuretic drugs.
Allergic reactions. Perfumes, lotions and Soaps can cause allergies and dryness in the vagina.
The end of the menstrual cycle. Before menstruation the body there is not enough female hormones, and the amount of progesterone increases.
Oral contraceptives. To this problem often leads the group of contraceptives that contain only progesterone (mini-pill).
Malignant disease, Cressy and depression, postpartum, surgical removal of the ovaries, chemotherapy or radiation treatment for cancer, Sjogren's syndrome, frequent douching.
Also cause dryness of the vagina may be Smoking and alcohol. These bad habits can disrupt the internal organs, and change of hormonal background.
Diagnosis of vaginal dryness
Itching and burning is the first signs of dryness in the intimate area. A small number of lactobacilli causes the vagina there is abnormal microflora. The sexual act is accompanied by unpleasant painful sensations. Over time, the desire to have sex disappears.
All these symptoms are a great reason to visit a gynecologist who will advise how to restore the microflora.
Treatment of vaginal dryness
If dryness occurred due to the decrease in hormone levels, experts prescribe hormone therapy of substitution based on estrogen, which restores the function of the vagina and regenerates a protective layer. Some doctors prescribe oral drugs and drugs for local application (vaginal suppositories or ointments).
A few days after the hormone therapy women feel a positive result. Increased blood flow in the hip area and the amount of natural lubrication.
If hormone therapy is contraindicated, apply the mixture of medicinal plants, which have a positive effect on the hormonal background.
Women who suffer from vaginal dryness recommended:
The use of nonhormonal lubricants or lubricants with low pH during intimate hygiene. They do not lead to inflammation, and maintain normal microflora.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water helps to eliminate toxins and keeps moisture in the vagina.
Completely avoid eating fat. After 40 years, be sure to include in the diet soy products.
Good prevention of vaginal dryness is regular sex. Sexual stimulation improves blood flow to the internal sexual organs. Afterwards, the vaginal lubrication. In addition, regular sexual intercourse improves the health of women, improves the quality of life and keeps the vagina supple.