For the last eight months she has been going
through a difficult and very stressful divorce.
She was feeling worried, continuously tense
and extremely scared of the future.
Once again she woke up in the middle of the
night totally distressed.
She started tossing and turning — and the
time was passing without her being able to go
back to sleep again.
For some time now she has been feeling complete
discomfort in her private parts.
As the time was going she found out that her
vulvae had become dry as a bone.
” It’s unbearable. I can’t go to my gym anymore,
I can’t walk properly, I can’t sleep at night ……..
I must get some advice as soon as possible ” ,
And so she did, although she was feeling extremely
embarrassed to discuss this delicate issue…………
Vaginal dryness is the quiet plague.
It is the widespread problem most women
hesitate to discuss with anyone because they
feel nervous, afraid and embarrassed.
It can affect any woman between the ages
of 18 to 45 years for various reasons;
but it is much more prevalent in women above
the age of 45 years old, when female hormones
start declining and menopause usually starts.
According to surveys an average of 55% or more
of all menopausal women have experienced
Unfortunately this is an extremely uncomfortable,
painful, frustrating and depressing condition,
which needs to be handled properly.
Fan The Fire
The following are the main risk factors and
triggers for vaginal dryness:
a) Too much stress and anxiety.
b) Emotional & Relationship issues.
c) Intense and excessive exercise.
d) Childbirth & Breastfeeding.
e) Allergies & Anti-histamine medications.
f) Vaginal infections.
g) Surgical removal of the ovaries.
j) Radiation & Chemotherapy.
k) Autoimmune disorder.
The consequences are very disturbing and can
become debilitating, as follows:
1) Severe burning.
2) Intense itching.
3) Irritation & Inflammation.
4) Acute soreness.
5) Sharp Pain.
6) Difficulty walking.
7) Reduced sex drive.
Shot In The Arm
The following are the best recommended
treatments to alleviate this distressing
and painful problem:
a) Vaginal moisturisers to be used regularly.
b) Water based lubricants to be used during
any sexual activity.
c) Vitamin E pure oil or gel.
d) Natural pure vegetable oils.
e) Topical use of oestrogen cream/gel for
L i f e s t y l e C h a n g e s
1) Avoid all feminine hygiene products.
2) Wash externally only with warm water
using your hand and pat dry.
3) Wear loose-fitting cotton underwear and
4) Reduce stress by removing most stressors
from your life.
5) Maintain a healthy weight.
6) Take regular exercise.
7) Eat a healthy diet and drink liquids to stay
8) Engage in any sexual activity.
Be calm and very patient.
Never give up hope.