Vaginal Dryness Can Make Intercourse Uncomfortable or Painful
Vaginal dryness is another common symptom of menopause, caused by the decrease in estrogen levels. This leads to a thinning of the vaginal walls and a decrease in natural lubrication. This can cause itching, burning, and pain during intercourse. It can also increase the risk of vaginal infections and make it harder to maintain urinary tract health.
Vaginal dryness can also cause discomfort during daily activities and can affect self-esteem and sexual satisfaction. It is important to note that these symptoms may not be present in all women, but it’s important to address them with a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment.
There are several ways to address vaginal dryness. Lubricants and moisturizers can be used to provide temporary relief, but for long-term relief, hormone therapy may be necessary. Hormone replacement therapy can help to increase blood flow to the vaginal tissue improving lubrication and sensitivity. Additionally, lifestyle changes such as avoiding hot baths, wearing cotton underwear and avoiding harsh soaps, can help improve the symptoms.
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