Finding The Right Vaginal Dryness Treatment
Vaginal dryness is very common. It is estimated that around 17% of women aged 18-50 have experienced it, with that figure rising to over 50% of post-menopausal women aged 50+.
Most women will find that using the right vaginal dryness treatment will make a significant difference in their everyday life, from general comfort to making sex far more enjoyable. It’s a relief to know that you don’t have to live with a condition that affects your confidence and sexual enjoyment.
There are many treatments for vaginal dryness available, but if you would like some help finding out which one is right for you, then this blog outlines your options.
What Is Vaginal Dryness?
Vaginal dryness can cause pain while sitting, exercising, urinating and having sexual intercourse. Hormonal changes are the most common trigger, but there are other causes too, including autoimmune diseases, certain lifestyle choices and medical or surgical treatments.
Because vaginal dryness commonly occurs during sexual intercourse, it can make having sex extremely painful, lowering your libido and affecting your mental well-being. Vaginal dryness can also become painful day to day with women experiencing a higher risk of infections. Reduced moisture in the vagina can upset the balance of vaginal flora – the bacteria living inside the vagina – which can increase the risk of issues like urinary tract infections, vaginitis and bacterial vaginosis.
Common Causes Of Vaginal Dryness
The most common cause of vaginal dryness is a change in hormones. When your oestrogen levels decline, the skin and tissues of your vulva and vagina become thinner and less elastic, because of this your vagina can become dry.
The most common causes are:
- Chemical imbalance caused by overwashing
Vaginal Dryness Treatment Options
So, what vaginal dryness treatment options are available if your symptoms persist?
If vaginal dryness is associated with other symptoms of menopause, such as moderate or severe hot flushes, your doctor may suggest oestrogen pills, patches or gel, or a higher dose oestrogen ring.
Your doctor can prescribe medications as a vaginal dryness treatment, such as Vagifem. There are also prescription gels and oestrogen pills that could help.
A healthy diet can improve vaginal dryness. Eating foods such as kale, spinach, and chard can help prevent vaginal dryness and increase lubrication. Vitamins A, B, and E can also help promote natural vaginal lubrication. Vitamins A, B, and E can be found in foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats or supplements.
Chronic stress can reduce the amount of moisture in your vagina. This is because stress and anxiety can affect the flow of blood to your vagina which can interfere with how much lubrication you naturally produce.
Research suggested that sea buckthorn oil could work as a possible alternative to traditional oestrogen therapy because the oil is rich in essential fatty acids. Many women who have taken sea buckthorn oil experience an improvement in vaginal elasticity and tissue integrity.
Many over-the-counter lubricants can be applied to help with dryness. You can choose vaginal moisturisers that if applied every few days will moisturise and keep vaginal tissues healthy.
You can also use vaginal lubricants during sexual activity to alleviate any pain you might experience when having sex.
The O-Shot As A Vaginal Dryness Treatment
The O-Shot rejuvenates the vaginal tissue, causing an increase in your own natural vaginal lubrication. The treatment uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) extracted from your own blood to improve the health and vitality of the area.
PRP treatments are very effective and have been used for many years to help support wound healing in trauma and joint injury, and have been proven to be effective as a vaginal dryness treatment.
It works by using platelet-rich plasma, which has been extracted from a sample of your blood.
During your treatment, one of our highly trained doctors will inject the PRP serum into your chosen treatment area; for best results, it will likely be injected into your labia, internal vaginal canal and clitoral hood. Injections to such sensitive areas might sound uncomfortable, but the whole procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, making it as painless and comfortable as possible.
The O-Shot encourages your body’s stem cells to produce new tissue, including collagen and adipose (fatty) tissue, nerve endings and blood vessels. The vaginal tissue becomes thicker with heightened sensitivity thanks to the increased blood flow.
The treatment takes less than an hour, and the results can last up to 12 months.
Additional Benefits Of The O-Shot
It doesn’t just work as an effective vaginal dryness treatment, you can expect to experience the following additional benefits:
- Increased sensation
- More frequent orgasms
- Tighter vaginal skin
- Improved appearance
Finding the right vaginal dryness treatment can mean trying different things. But the O-Shot is a reliable solution that has helped many women take control of their condition.
If you want to hear more about any of the vaginal treatment options discussed in this blog, then the first thing you need to do is get in touch. You can contact us by calling 01322 381 205, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp us.
We hold consultations in our award-winning clinic based in Greenhithe, Kent, which is just 20 minutes away by train from St. Pancras, London.