The lessening of the hormone estrogen is the primary cause of vaginal dryness. Years before menopause manifests itself, estrogen levels can fluctuate or drop, causing dryness and inadequate vaginal lubrication. These symptoms may indicate vaginal atrophy, which is a thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls. Symptoms may include itching or stinging around the vagina, burning or soreness, and pain or light bleeding during intercourse.
Other signs of general vaginal dryness include recurring urinary infections, urgency in urinating, and increased frequency of voiding. Menopause Can Affect Your Body For many women, menopause is when they first experience the symptoms associated with vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy.
Thus, women may few or no problems during intercourse prior to menopause; however once it begins, they find sex is no longer comfortable.
As hormonal changes occur during menopause, the thin layer of moisture which coats the vaginal walls is reduced or not produced at all. The excretion of moisture called vaginal mucosa which is highest in youth typically increases during sexual arousal when additional blood flows to the vagina, but sometimes our bodies do not create enough.
The resulting dryness can cause pain when engaging in intercourse. Hot flashes, dryness, increased sensitivity to stress. My husband and I love each other deeply. Needless to say, Aloe Cadabra has been a huge help not only during intimate moments with each other, but everyday.
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Psychological factors can escalate to lower sexual desire. Stressed women often experience insufficient blood flow to the vagina, reducing regular lubrication, and, in some instances, completely inhibiting it. Intercourse becomes difficult, frustrating, and undesirable. Pregnancy and childbirth create imbalances in hormones, putting a great deal of stress on the body.
Normal vaginal acidity levels may decrease along with estrogen hormone levels. The acidity helps to keep vaginal tissue healthy, and if it fluctuates or is reduced, the amount of vaginal lubrication and natural defense against infection are decreased.
These situations will usually reverse after breastfeeding is discontinued. Allergies and Antihistamines Cause Dryness If a woman has allergies and takes medications for them, she can experience vaginal dryness. Medications for allergies, as well as for colds and asthma, contain antihistamines. These antihistamines block the various effects of histamines, which cause runny noses, watery eyes, and sneezing.
As a side effect, these antihistamines will indiscriminately dry out other parts of the body, including the vaginal walls.
When radiation therapy focuses on the pelvic area, this can hamper the flow of blood, reduce estrogen, and decrease lubrication. Finally, with Aloe Cadabra, I found something I was comfortable with, is natural, and effective. Drink plenty of water not soda to ensure that your body is well hydrated and eat a balanced diet.
Be careful about using harsh chemicals, soaps, douches and other products containing allergens, dyes and fragrances. Exercise to increase energy and oxygen moving through the body. Stimulate your sexual organs.
Lubrication may take a bit longer. With a partner, slow down, take your time. You may be getting older and sexual activity can get even better.
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