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Menopausal vaginal dryness


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

Supplements

  • 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.

  • Also

  • 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.

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