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Fatigue, anxiety, and stress also cause vaginal dryness and atrophy and how to improve it

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PT Health Life – Vaginal atrophy is a common symptom in women. Vaginal atrophy is when the vaginal wall becomes thin, dry and easily inflamed. There are many causes of vaginal atrophy, including women experiencing stress, fatigue, and anxiety.

1. Causes of vaginal dryness

Vaginal atrophy is a common symptom in many women. Vaginal atrophy is when the vaginal wall becomes thin, dry and easily inflamed.

vaginal atrophy occurs when a woman’s body produces less estrogen, for example such as during and after menopause. Vaginal atrophy occurs in 50% of postmenopausal women; 60% of women have early menopause due to ovarian failure or oophorectomy; 46% of postpartum women have symptoms of dryness and the rate may increase when breastfeeding; 70% of women after treatment for breast cancer and endometriosis. In addition, vaginal atrophy also occurs in women who use diabetes medications, antihistamines, or for a simple reason: when women experience stress, fatigue, anxiety… they also experience dryness. vaginal atrophy.

2. Symptoms of vaginal atrophy

Also according to doctor Nguyen Cong Dinh, vaginal atrophy will cause a number of symptoms, including:

  • Vaginal dryness
  • The vagina feels hot when urinating
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Discomfort during sex
  • Light bleeding after sex
  • Susceptible to  vaginal yeast infections
  • More urinary tract infections
Vaginal atrophy is when the vaginal wall becomes thin, dry and easily inflamed.

3. How to improve vaginal atrophy?

To improve vaginal atrophy, obstetricians recommend using the following methods:

  • Have sex. Sexual activity increases blood flow to the vagina and makes it elastic. People who are sexually active tend to have milder vaginal atrophy than those who are not sexually active.
  • Supplementing estrogen helps thicken the vaginal wall and reduce other symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
  • Use vaginal moisturizers or lubricants. Can be used every few days and before each sexual intercourse. If you use this method and still have pain during sex, talk to your doctor about other treatment options.

Additionally, people with dryness, itching or burning should not use perfume, scented lotion, deodorant or powder around the genitals. You should use unscented soap. Do not wear tight clothing and do not use sanitary napkins every day because they contain synthetic materials that increase irritation.

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