With so many artificial products on the market, are natural remedies for vaginal dryness still the best solution?
Our community of practitioners and confident women say “ABSOLUTELY!”
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In this article, we will not just help you know how vaginal dryness is connected to your pelvic floor health, but we will also figure out how to treat vaginal dryness naturally and why we won’t have it any other way.
In short, NO to vaginal dryness, YES to natural remedies!
Why Do Women Experience Vaginal Dryness?
There are many possible reasons for vaginal dryness (also called vaginal atrophy or atrophic vaginitis).
Here are the most common ones:
- Hormonal Changes
- Cancer-related treatments
- Immune disorders
- Oophorectomy or hysterectomy
- Certain medications
Who is More Prone to Vaginal Dryness?
Women who are menopausal, pregnant, breastfeeding, taking certain medications, or have had surgery near the pelvic area are more prone to vaginal dryness.
Should You Be Concerned About Vaginal Dryness?
Usually, vaginal dryness is nothing to be concerned about, but it must not be ignored. This could also be the first warning that you need to focus on your pelvic floor and overall reproductive health.
Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness (Vaginal Atrophy)
Your vagina is just a part of your whole being.
Therefore, what you experience in this area can tell you a lot about your overall health.
Here are some natural remedies and practices you can use to get rid of or prevent vaginal dryness:
- Be extra gentle to your vagina – avoid using any douches or other hygiene products that contain fragrances or flavors. Try to choose pH-balanced (within the 3.8 to 4.5 range) personal care items.
- Stay hydrated – drinking water promotes more lubrication, better orgasms, and cleansing. The recommended daily water intake is to drink half your body weight in ounces. For example, the water recommendation for a 150-pound woman would be 75 ounces of water per day.
- Limit caffeine and alcohol – caffeine negatively affects your natural pH levels and the immune system. This makes you more vulnerable to illnesses, including yeast infections.
- Take supplements – supplements like vitamin E, B, A, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids may also help keep your vagina healthy.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet – consume food rich in phytoestrogens like flax seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, peaches, and berries.
- Some herbs may help – black cohosh, wild yam cream kudzu, Shatavari root, licorice root, calendula, and comfrey are some herbs used in Chinese medicine and Ayurveda to keep the vagina healthy.
- Observe proper hygiene – always wear the right undergarments, preferably made of cotton. As for cleaning your vulva, use fresh and warm water with or without a mild feminine wash. You can also try vaginal steaming.
- Manage stress – stress increases your cortisol levels while decreasing your testosterone and vaginal moisture. De-stress or try some relaxation techniques.
- Use lubricants and moisturizers – lubricants reduce friction before sex, while vaginal moisturizers rehydrate dry mucosal tissue. Natural oils like coconut and almond can also be used as vaginal moisturizers.
- Exercise regularly – light workouts promote blood flow and balanced hormone levels. However, be sure to change your undergarments and avoid extensive physical activities to prevent yeast infections.
You may also want to include pelvic floor exercises in your routine. But we are not talking about Kegels! BIG NO, NO.
Watch this video on Hypopressives to improve your overall pelvic floor health!
When it comes to exercise, hypopressives may be a great addition to your routine for a stronger and healthier pelvic floor, which can help avoid vaginal dryness and a variety of other illnesses and symptoms.
Find out why we don’t promote Kegels at Women Cycles:
Remember: it’s best to keep your doctor in the loop before you try a new routine to relieve vaginal dryness.
How Vaginal Atrophy (Vaginal Dryness) is Connected to the Your Pelvic Floor Health
Here are other signs of a weak pelvic floor to watch out for:
Taking care of your pelvic floor connects you deeper to yourself
Many women who join the No Kegels System (NKS) are able to feel more connected to their pelvic floor than ever before, or for the first time ever.
Why is this important?
Well, your pelvic floor is the source of your reproduction, sexual energy, creativity, and your feminine power. It’s a wonderful place to connect to and to take care of! And it’s such a big part of “women’s health”, yet is often overlooked or dismissed by the medical system.
This is why we had to create the No Kegels System.
If you are experiencing pelvic-related symptoms like vaginal dryness, painful sex, bulging, incontinence, or prolapse – read how the No Kegels System works to learn how it can benefit you.