Vaginal dryness can cause distressing effects, including painful sex, frequent urinary tract infections (UTI) and urinary stress incontinence. At Today’s Woman, a unique gynecological boutique practice for women of all ages in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, board certified, Yale-trained OB/GYN Dr. Sharan Abdul-Rahman offers non-surgical and non-hormonal, long-term relief for vaginal dryness.
Many women will experience vaginal dryness. It's quite common, however, few openly discuss it because female sexuality and female sexual health remain taboo.
I want to shed light on these issues. While no one dies from vaginal dryness, it can be disruptive, interfering with your ability to enjoy sexual intimacy and your overall general well-being.
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The symptoms of vaginal dryness can include:
Most women have at least several of these symptoms at one time. Vaginal dryness can become uncomfortable enough to interfere in your life, but fortunately, there are solutions.
The most common reason vaginal dryness occurs is a lack of estrogen, a common part of menopause. Other potential causes of vaginal dryness include:
There are several different options for the treatment of vaginal dryness. There are topical lubricants that can add moisture, but those work only for the short term.
Many women find that making lifestyle changes like drinking more water, reducing alcohol consumption, reducing caffeine consumption, eating a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise can help as well.
Dr. Rahman at Today’s Woman can help you with vaginal dryness or any other gynecological concerns you may have.
*Individual results may vary.