Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal Dryness

Over time, most find their sex drives take a dramatic nosedive. In particular, as women age, changes in their hormone production can cause vaginal walls to become thinner. Thinner walls result in fewer cells that secrete moisture. Once that happens, severe vaginal dryness can occur. This condition makes sex difficult and often painful. If you’re having a difficult time in the bedroom and need a female dryness cure, our team at the Center for Wellbeing may be able to help.

What Causes Vaginal Dryness?

Vaginal dryness and dry vaginal skin are primarily caused by a decrease in estrogen levels. Estrogen is a vital hormone that begins to decline after menopause. That being said, the amount of estrogen in your body can also be impacted by certain lifestyle choices. Rigorous exercise, smoking and having children can all contribute to lowered estrogen production. Thankfully, a decrease in this hormone doesn’t have to be an ongoing reality.

What Are the Signs?

The signs of vaginal dryness can be most apparent right before intercourse. While troubling in and of itself, this problem can also be accompanied by urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, vaginal itching, and vaginal laxity. The severity of your symptoms depends on the particular cause of your issues. Women who have had multiple pregnancies may experience more severe symptoms than those who have low estrogen due to lifestyle choices.

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