Vaginal Dryness: Natural Remedies That Work

Women's Health: How to Treat Vaginal Dryness Naturally

Many women experience vaginal dryness (also called female dryness), especially as they get older. As women age, we face lowering estrogen production which leads to increased vaginal dryness.

In fact, menopause can even lead to vaginal atrophy (where the vaginal tissue is chronically dry, thin, and inflamed). Medications can also cause vaginal dryness at any age.

Fortunately, there are several natural remedies that can help to relieve vaginal dryness and keep you feeling comfortable. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our possible remedies for vaginal dryness.

How do I know it is just vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is uncomfortable. You may feel it when you wipe after urinating. It is a dry, stinging type sensation.

However, most women notice it distinctly when they are attempting to have sexual intercourse. With vaginal dryness or vaginal atrophy, intercourse is painful.

There can also be some mild bleeding afterward do to the tearing of the thin tissue.

So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor and see if you can try some of the natural remedies mentioned below.

Your doctor may also want to do a pelvic exam in order to rule out any other vaginal infections that can cause similar symptoms.

Lifestyle Changes 

Making simple lifestyle changes can go a long way in improving your vaginal health. Start by drinking plenty of water throughout the day and cutting back on caffeine and alcohol consumption.

drink water to help vaginal dryness
Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated

You should also try avoiding scented products, such as soaps and bubble baths, as these can be irritants for your delicate tissue.

Additionally, daily exercise and wearing breathable cotton underwear can help keep your vagina healthy. 

Natural Products 

To supplement your lifestyle changes, there are a variety of natural products available to help soothe and moisturize your vaginal area.

Natural oils like coconut oil have been proven to have healing properties when applied topically.

There are also over-the-counter lubricants specifically designed for vaginal dryness that don’t contain any harsh chemicals or fragrances—these lubricants will provide temporary relief from discomfort during intercourse (coconut oil works great for this too).

Some studies suggest that taking probiotics may also improve overall vaginal health by restoring balance in the body’s pH levels. 

There are also vaginal probiotic creams that can be used to help restore the pH balance and the balance of natural flora.

Some women find that using a topical estrogen cream can also help improve vaginal lubrication and texture as well.

Estrogen therapies are generally prescribed by a physician. So talk to your doctor if your vaginal dryness becomes uncomfortable.

Vaginal dryness doesn’t have to be one of your menopausal symptoms, or an ongoing issue for you—there are many ways to address it naturally!

Start with making simple lifestyle changes like drinking more water, exercising regularly, and choosing unscented hygiene products.

Additionally, look into natural remedies like coconut oil, probiotics, or a vaginal estrogen that can provide long-term relief from vaginal dryness symptoms.

With these tips in mind, you should be well on your way to treating your vaginal dryness naturally!

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