Vaginal Dryness Remedies
Throughout the years, doctors have often prescribed pills, estrogen rings, and vaginal estrogen cream as vaginal dryness remedies. Vaginal dryness, itching, and thinning of the vaginal walls all respond to topical vaginal estrogen as well as progesterone creams. It is important to note that estrogen and progesterone topical creams, as well as rings all go directly into the bloodstream, affecting the whole body and not just the vagina. Women who have been advised not to use estrogen should consult their doctors before using an estrogen creams. Choosing a safe alternative to traditional options is vital.
About Vaginal Dryness
As women begin the perimenopause phases of their lives, they most often will notice that their vaginas take longer to become lubricated during sexual arousal. Additionally, their vaginas may also become irritated by the same stimulation that once used to bring them pleasure. During the perimenopause phase, the vaginal lining becomes thinner, less elastic, and drier. The physical changes in the vagina and surrounding area are a result of lower estrogen levels. Because of this, sex can become quite uncomfortable to the point of actually being painful. Naturally, this lessens the libido quite a bit as well.
To help with lubrication it is important to start by drinking more water. Water truly is a fantastic natural lubricant for both your vagina as well as your whole body! Be sure to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water each day, and even more if you also are experiencing hot flashes along with the vaginal dryness. Also, using a water-based lubricant may help during intercourse as well as Vitamin E oil.
Estriol is an estrogen that can be used to treat menopausal symptoms, including vaginal dryness. Some herbalists and even some doctors have been known to prescribe the mixture of tri-estrogen, or tri-est, which consists of estrone, estradiol, and estriol. Natural progesterone cream often consist of this blend. Several studies have shown that estriol creams can help as well as prevent such menopausal symptoms as vaginal dryness and even urinary tract infections.
Estrogens, including estriol that is taken orally, tend to get destroyed during the digestion process, and, thus, topical applications are said to be the best form. Along with estriol, an increase in progesterone can also increase estrogen levels. Sometimes it is beneficial to use both an estriol cream as well as a progesterone cream in order to achieve true hormonal balance and eliminate vaginal dryness as well as an array of other perimenopausal and menopause symptoms. To learn more about vaginal dryness remedies, please feel free to peruse our site and read the articles we have posted pertaining to both perimenopause and menopause.
Please note that it is not recommended, by leading doctors, to use Estriol Oil or creme without balancing with progesterone. Estriol is the safest of the E3s but one should still use balanced approaches to hormonal health.
As with any health decisions, check with your personal healthcare provider when starting something new. These statements are for education purposes only and do not claim to treat, cure or diagnose disease.