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Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common problem that affects many women and you don't have to struggle with it. 


Vaginal dryness is a common symptom of menopause -- and close to one out of every three women deals with it while going through "the change." It becomes even more common afterward. It also makes the vagina thinner and less elastic. This is called vaginal atrophy.

Estrogen levels can also drop because of:

  • Childbirth and breastfeeding

  • Radiation or chemotherapy treatment for cancer

  • Surgical removal of the ovaries

  • Anti-estrogen medications used to treat uterine fibroids or endometriosis

  • Other causes of vaginal dryness include:

  • Sjögren's syndrome (an autoimmune disorder that attacks cells in the body that produce moisture)

  • Allergy and cold medications

  • Certain antidepressants

  • Using products such as soap and douching in the vagina

  • Not enough foreplay before sex

  • vaginal infection

  • poor hydration

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