Vaginal Dryness

Written by Patricia Skinner
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Menopause is known to contribute to some degree of vaginal dryness in nearly all women. Aside from hormonal changes, there may be other contributing factors making the situation worse. To begin with, older women should make sure they're eating enough fat to enable their glands to work. Eat natural, high quality oils, particularly olive oil.

Practical Steps to Avoid Vaginal Dryness

Don't forget vitamin E, that special menopause supplement, because it's great for vaginal dryness too. It has so many uses that vitamin E should really be regarded as an essential for menopausal women. Virgin, cold pressed olive oil also has good amounts of vitamin E in addition to some very useful fatty acids for combating dry vaginas.

To further avoid vaginal dryness from natural causes avoid astringent drinks like coffee, tea and sodas. Don't forget that yoga is a great way of stimulating all your body systems naturally. Often a little yoga once a day can help with the dryness too. Any kind of exercise actually helps the body to work better in every way. Of course regular sex will make sure that you don't lose anymore ground as far as your sex life is concerned.

An external application to alleviate vaginal dryness can be made by stirring two tablespoonfuls of slippery elm powder in a cup of water and heating it (stirring all the while) until it thickens. You can also use a proprietary lubricant, of which there are many on the market. Just make sure they don't contain any substances that will be adding to your xenoestrogen load. Another topical cure for the problem is to apply a pea sized amount of natural progesterone cream to the vagina when needed.

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