Vaginal Dryness, More Common than You Think

vaginal-dryness-helpWhat exactly is vaginal dryness, what causes it and how can it be alleviated?

Vaginal dryness and discomfort during intimacy are not the taboo subjects they once were. With more women than ever entering menopause, these complaints are more commonplace and should be part of routine conversation between women and their gynecologists. During perimenopause, (the 10 or so years prior to losing your period) and menopause (once you have been without your period for a full year) the ovaries make less and less estrogen. This can lead to vaginal changes including dryness and more delicate, less elastic tissue. In fact, other causes of vaginal dryness include medications such as antihistamines and birth control pills or can be caused by other medical conditions, such as Sjogrens disease. The reduction of estrogen in a woman’s body can lead to vaginal atrophy, thinning of the skin and or dryness leading to daily discomfort, a reduced sexual drive and painful intercourse.

“In the USA there are approximately 64 million postmenopausal females, 32 million or 50% of them, suffer from a degree of GSM or genitourinary syndrome of menopause. It is estimated that only about 7% of women are treated for this condition which demonstrates a huge unmet medical need. Women need not grin and bear it,” says Dr Michael Krychman. “One survey, called the REVEAL Survey, illustrated that almost 7 in 10 women endure painful sex as part of the normal part of growing older. There are many safe effective natural ways now on the market to help eliminate the issues of vaginal dryness and painful sex.”…


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