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Surprising Causes of Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common symptom when going through menopause. While menopause is typically linked to this, there are many other causes. Dry vagina is most common in older women, but can occur at any age.

The best way to rid of vaginal dryness is by taking a daily supplement. There are many added benefits of this supplement, but the main purpose is to combat dryness. If you aren’t going through menopause, there are still many other causes of dry vagina.

Medication

If the seasons are changing, your allergies flare up and you are taking medication, this could be a cause of vaginal dryness. Both cold and allergy medications contain antihistamines. The general purpose of antihistamine is to dry up watery eyes, clear nasal congestion, or just have a dry effect inside the body. These medications can actually reduce vaginal lubrication and cause irritation.

Changes in Hormones

Changing in hormones is a rather common cause of dry vagina. Not only during menopause, but also during perimenopause, after childbirth and while breastfeeding, your estrogen levels decrease. When estrogen levels decrease, so does vaginal lubrication. Chemotherapy can also have an effect on your hormones and cause your estrogen levels to drop.

Everyday Products

If you are suffering from dryness, it is important to take a look at some of the everyday products you use. Soaps, dyes, perfumes and other hygiene products may cause problems. Many women, without even realizing it may have an allergic reaction to a soap or hygiene product.

For example, if you are using a laundry detergent you are allergic to, the irritant can get on things like underwear and be placed close to the vagina. This could be a cause of vaginal dryness. There are many ways to prevent and treat loss of lubrication.

Be sure to know and understand your body so if you suffer from vaginal dryness you can learn of the cause and combat it with these tips.

Resources:
http://www.medicinenet.com/vaginal_dryness_and_vaginal_atrophy/article.htm
http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/vaginal-dryness/basics/causes/sym-20151520

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