Vaginal dryness is characterized by the lack of natural lubrication of the vagina, causing irritation and itchiness as well as discomfort during sexual intercourse. This is quite a common condition found in most women, especially during and after the menopausal stage.
There are a number of factors that can contribute to vaginal dryness. However, the main cause would be the significant decrease in the oestrogen levels, a female hormone that is responsible for maintaining the vaginal lubrication. Other factors include menopause, childbirth, breast-feeding, cigarette smoking and other immune disorders. There are also some certain medications that may contribute to vaginal dryness such as certain cold and allergy medications as well as some antidepressant drugs.
Symptoms and Signs
The symptoms of vaginal dryness include itching and burning sensation, a feeling of pressure, light bleeding and pain during sexual intercourse and increase frequency of urination.
Diagnosis is based on a pelvic exam as well as the reported symptoms of patients. A sample of the vaginal secretions or the cervical cells may be used to examine.
Treatments for vaginal dryness include Symptomatic Homeopathy Local applications and medicines helps for Vaginal Dryness.
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