Vaginal dryness is one of the inconvenient symptoms of menopause and declining oestrogen. This discomfort is not just experienced with intercourse, one can experience burning, pain and itchiness in the area as well as a frequent urge to urinate and even recurrent urinary infections.
Some simple home remedies –
Topical applications can be applied to the area on a daily basis:
organic coconut oil
Pure aloe vera gel
Pierce a vitamin E capsule squeeze out and apply – again check for additives in the capsule
(Always do a test first on a non sensitive area to ensure your body doesn’t react to the substance.)
Some herbalists will mix up a cream specific for the condition
Foods and teas to help with increasing your oestrogen balance
Red clover or alfalfa tea
2 tablespoons of ground flaxseeds each day
Brassica foods – broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, turnips, collards, kale, bok choy
Plants with phytoestrogens – soy products (fermented, non GMO), oats, barley, lentils, sesame seeds
A probiotic specific for the vaginal flora
Evening primrose oil capsules
Vitamin A (specific for the mucous membranes)
Support your adrenal glands with adrenal herbs, B vitamins and magnesium.
Other supplements and herbal medicine prescribed by a herbalist/naturopath.
Most importantly, embrace this stage of your life, as you are moving into a new phase where you no longer have to contend with menstruation, PMS and all the associated stresses.