Is Vaginal Dryness Normal? Here’s What You Need To Know.

Vaginal dryness is a common problem that many women experience, but it’s not often talked about. It can be uncomfortable and even painful, and it can affect your sex life. So what causes vaginal dryness, and what can you do about it? Here’s what you need to know.

Is It “Normal”?

In short, yes—vaginal dryness is a totally normal part of life for many women. A study published in Science Direct states that vaginal dryness can occur at any age, with prevalence ranging from 13% to 30%. However, that doesn’t mean you have to live with the symptoms. 

If you’re experiencing vaginal dryness, there are a number of treatments available that can help. Before we discuss treatment, let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of vaginal dryness.

Causes 

There are a number of things that can cause vaginal dryness, including:

  • Menopause: Menopause occurs when a woman’s ovaries stop producing eggs. This transition usually happens in a woman’s late 40s or early 50s. As estrogen levels decline during menopause, this can lead to vaginal dryness.
  • Breastfeeding: Breastfeeding can also cause vaginal dryness because it lowers estrogen levels. 
  • Medications: Certain medications, such as antihistamines or oral contraceptives, can cause vaginal dryness because they reduce moisture production. 
  • Douching: Douching can disrupt the natural balance of organisms in the vagina and destroy good bacteria. This can lead to inflammation and vaginal dryness. 

Symptoms 

The most common symptom of vaginal dryness is discomfort during sex. This can happen because there is not enough lubrication to reduce friction. Other symptoms of vaginal dryness include burning, itching, light bleeding after intercourse, and increased urinary urgency or frequency. 

Treatments  

Treatment for vaginal dryness will vary depending on the underlying cause. For example, if medication is causing your vaginal dryness, you may be able to switch to a different medication. 

If menopause is the cause, you may be prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT comes in many forms, including pills, patches, gels, and creams. These treatments can help relieve menopausal symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats in addition to vaginal dryness. Other treatment options for vaginal dryness include over-the-counter lubricants, moisturizers, and dietary supplements. 

A new and innovative treatment for vaginal dryness is TempSure Vitalia. This non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation therapy works by causing collagen synthesis induction to reverse some of the undesirable changes experienced during pregnancy or menopause. 

The TempSure Vitalia treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat tissue and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is the essential structural protein in skin and other connective tissues. The TempSure Vitalia vaginal rejuvenation treatment helps to stimulate collagen formation, resulting in tightened tissue. Heating aids in the increase of blood flow and moisture levels in the vagina, which can assist with symptoms of dryness.

Revitalize Your Vagina!

Vaginal dryness is a common problem experienced by women of all ages, but luckily there are several effective treatments available. If you’re struggling with vaginal dryness, schedule an appointment at Health Expressions to discuss the TempSure Vitalia treatment. There’s no reason to suffer in silence, schedule an appointment today!