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Monday, May 24, 2010

Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common condition that women experience at least once in their life- many suffering from the symptom on a frequent basis. For those that are unfamiliar with vaginal dryness, let us discuss the signs, the causes, and how it can be treated.

Signs
Vaginal dryness creates an itchiness or burning sensation in the vaginal region. It is irritating and uncomfortable to sit or move around. It is also associated with painful sexual intercourse because the body is not producing its normal level of natural lubricate.

Causes
Vaginal dryness can be caused by a number of factors including your activities, medications you are taking, certain feminine products you might use, and your health. Your body goes through different phases that affect your estrogen level and if your estrogen levels are low, your body is not producing the lubrication that your vagina needs.

To further explain the factors that lead to low estrogen levels or vaginal dryness, we compiled a list...

Activities
  • Intercourse
  • Extreme Exercise
  • Stress or fatigue
  • Nursing
  • Recent Child Birth

Medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Antihistamines
  • Antibiotics

Products
  • Soaps
  • Douches
  • Tampons
  • Condoms
  • Diaphragms or hormonal contraceptives

Health
  • Cancer- receiving radiation or chemotherapy treatments
  • Menopause
  • Pregnancy

Treatment
If you are experiencing vaginal dryness, the first thing to do is to bring it o the attention of your doctor. They might want to do an exam to make sure there are no further concerns.

After speaking with a physician, you can prevent feminine dryness from occurring by...
  • Proper water intake will help ensure enough liquids to flow throughout your body
  • Avoiding soaps, bubble baths, and douches that dry out your vaginal area
  • Participating in regular sexual activity will cause your body to produce more natural lubricants
  • Using water based lubricants during sexual activity will decrease pain from intercourse
  • Applying vaginal creams or lubricating gels will help relieve itching or burning

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