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Vaginal and Urinary Tract

Vaginal dryness is a subject most women are not often willing to discuss with their doctor. Surprisingly, it is a very common condition. About 80% of women entering menopause are affected by vaginal dryness. Most women who have had hysterectomies suffer from vaginal dryness. The leading cause of vaginal dryness is decreased levels of estrogen within the vaginal lining. Less lubrication is produced thereby allowing the surrounding tissue to lose elasticity and tone.

Often younger women may experience problems with vaginal dryness after having a baby. Women who suffer from anorexia and other women who have lost lots of weight quickly may also be affected.

By 2015, half the population of American women will be in menopause and most likely will experience some vaginal dryness. When the vaginal is not lubricated, it can feel itchy and irritated. In fact, vaginal dryness is the leading cause of discomfort or pain during sex for menopausal women. Worse yet, left untreated, women can develop yeast infections and more serious bleeding problems due to atrophy of the vaginal wall.

Your health provider can typically find vaginal dryness and atrophy during a routine annual pelvic exam. Some of the treatment options include hormone replacement therapy (HRT), vaginal estrogen application, personal lubricants, and vaginal moisturizers for regular re-hydration. The treatments can restore moisture and reduce complaints of painful sex experiences, unpleasant odors and

It has been recommended by leading medical experts that everyone can benefit from taking a high-quality and complete daily multi-vitamin. Very few people actually eat a sufficiently healthy and broad diet to ensure the adequate intake of nutrients for all the biochemical processes necessary to not just sustain the human body but to help it truly thrive.

Summary
If you suffer from vaginal dryness, it is important to understanding all your treatment options. If you want to have a rewarding intimate relationship, solutions are available for women. There is no reason to experience this problem, especially when you catch it in the early stages. Becoming a well-informed patient is the best method for offsetting more serious health problems in the future.

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