Vaginal dryness: Possible symptoms, causes & treatment
Vaginal dryness is a topic that women are hesitant to discuss. But according to a study, almost one in two women over 45 suffers from vaginal dryness. However, not only women in the menopause are affected. This problem can also occur in younger women.
Vaginal dryness is often accompanied by pain in the genital area, also during sexual intercourse. This is not only unpleasant in everyday life but may also strain your sex life and generally reduce the quality of your life. You can prevent and treat vaginal dryness.
What are the causes of vaginal dryness?
During the menopause, dryness in the genital area is caused by the decreasing production of female sex hormones (including oestrogens). Less vaginal fluid is produced inside the vagina.
Younger women may also be affected by vaginal dryness, for example after uterine or ovarian surgery, when breastfeeding or taking the pill. Furthermore, chemotherapy, radiation and medication used to treat cancer can also have the side effect of vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can also occur under stress or as a side effect of some medication, e.g. for treating diabetes, depression, asthma or endometriosis.
How can I relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness?
In contrast to a purely water-based gel, Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturising Cream does not only moisturise the skin in the genital area but also provides nurturing lipids (fats). It has smoothing effects on the sensitive vaginal skin and is hormone-free. Dr. Wolff’s Vagisan Moisturising Cream may also be used to enjoy sexual intercourse more. The Cream can be applied in the vagina with or without an applicator. Alternatively the Moisturising Cremolum Pessaries from Dr Wolff’s Vagisan relieve the symptoms of dryness in the vagina. The hormone-free pessaries have a long-lasting soothing effect.
Tips for a healthy genital area during menopause
In order to maintain good health during menopause, make sure your lifestyle is balanced and healthy. Cigarettes and poor nutrition can also have a negative effect on menopausal symptoms such as vaginal dryness, hot flashes, etc.
If you experience pain during sexual intercourse, we recommend that you talk to your doctor and regularly moisturise and nourish the skin in the genital area with nurturing lipids (fats) in the event of dryness.
This can help with menopausal symptoms:
Helpful against hot flashes: layering up ("onion look"). Wear several layers of clothing, so you can quickly take off a layer if necessary.
To counteract dry skin and dry hair, it is important to drink a lot of water and to use moisturizers and hydrating creams and gentle styling products.
Weight fluctuations are traditionally best counteracted with a healthy diet and exercise.
Many women suffer from insomnia: make sure your bedroom is at a pleasant temperature (max. 18 degrees Celsius) and avoid watching TV as well as using your mobile phone or computer shortly before going to sleep.
Clear life goals and projects as well as sufficient social contacts can help when you feel depressed.
What this intimate care range can do for you?
Dr. Wolff's Vagisan product range has been specially designed to promote a healthy intimate area and help to relieve the symptoms of vaginal dryness.
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