As a woman’s hormone levels drop in the years leading to and after menopause, changes occur in a woman’s body. The drop in Estrogen level may result in vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy as well as dryness of the external female genitals (vulva). Vaginal dryness may cause fragile vulvovaginal tissues. The tissues may then become more susceptible to irritation, pain during intercourse or dyspareunia (dis-puh-ROO-nee-uh) and sometimes bleeding which is the result of injury and tearing of the vaginal tissue and vulva. As a woman’s estrogen level drops, she may notice drier, thinner, and less elastic or flexible tissues of vagina and vulva. Sometimes, even women who are not sexually active are bothered by vaginal dryness and the irritation that may accompany it. Fabuvag cream is made with natural ingredients to help relieve vaginal dryness and vaginal atrophy. When used regularly, it can help restore lubrication gently and effectively.
It is estimated that up to one third of post-menopausal women experience dyspareunia or painful sex. Dyspareunia is often a result of vaginal dryness. One can avoid discomfort associated with intercourse by using products containing certain natural ingredients and an organic herb to restore lubrication.
Other factors causing vaginal dryness:
- Vaginal dryness can occur due to chemotherapy and radiation for cancer treatment.
- Certain diseases such as diabetes and Sjogren’s syndrome may cause vaginal dryness
- Some cold and allergy medicines can dry up mucus, which can cause vaginal dryness
- Chemical irritants, perfumes and dyes in soaps, feminine hygiene products may cause vaginal dryness
- Swimming in the pool may lead to vaginal dryness and discomfort in the vulva area due to the chlorine used to keep the water clean
- Anxiety and stress can interfere with your libido or sexual desire and may lead to vaginal dryness
- In some cases, low sexual desire and libido may contribute to vaginal dryness
- Estrogen levels fluctuate during menstrual cycle and when low, a woman may experience vaginal dryness. Estrogen levels peak around mid-cycle or around ovulation which help with vaginal moisture
- Removal of ovaries (oophorectomy)