I am less than 30 years old, but the vagina is starting to dry up. What should I do?
Today, let’s talk about the problem of vaginal dryness.
Among our members, there are often members who talk about vaginal dryness. These people are not only mature women close to menopause, but also young girls.
Many people think that vaginal dryness is a symptom that older women will have. In fact, it may appear at any stage in women’s life, but the probability is greater in menopause.
Under normal circumstances, our body naturally secretes a thin layer of water to lubricate the vagina.
When we have sexual excitement, the blood flow in the blood vessels in the vagina will accelerate, stimulating the vaginal secretion of more fluid.
But if our body is disturbed by external or internal factors, this healthy state may be broken, and the result is dry vagina and insufficient water.
This dry state is medically known as atrophic vaginitis.
Don’t think that this name is so scary. In fact, it is very common in life, except that each woman’s vaginal dryness will be different, and the symptoms will be different. It usually shows itching, mild bleeding when making love and accompanying Pain, general malaise, stinging of the vulva, frequent urination, etc.
Since young women may also experience vaginal dryness, what is the cause of vaginal dryness?
Causes of vaginal dryness
As we said above, vaginal dryness may occur at any stage of women’s life, and the causes of vaginal dryness can be roughly divided into two categories: the reasons for menopause and the reasons for non-menopause.
- Vaginal dryness caused by menopause factors
Let us first talk about vaginal dryness caused by menopause.
Most women will enter the menopause at the age of 40-50. In order to prepare for menstruation in advance, there is a transition period before menopause, that is, perimenopause.
According to research, 40-60% of women have symptoms of vaginal dryness during perimenopausal period.
During this period, the ovaries will begin to reduce the production of estrogen, and the vaginal secretions will decrease, resulting in thinning of the vaginal wall and lack of elasticity.
The pH of the vagina will also develop from an acidic environment to an alkaline direction, increasing the likelihood of vaginal infection.
- Vaginal dryness caused by non-menopausal factors
If it is inevitable that vaginal dryness will occur during menopause, then the vaginal dryness in non-menopause is because we have not taken good care of our vagina.
This is reflected in all aspects of life, such as the environment, emotions and other physiological factors, which may indirectly hurt our delicate vagina:
- Have bad habits such as smoking and drinking.
- Wash the vagina with an inappropriate liquid, causing it to become dry and sensitive.
3, psychological and emotional factors, such as excessive stress, depression and anxiety, will prevent sexual arousal and increase the possibility of vaginal dryness.
4, taking medicine, many non-prescription drugs, anti-estrogen drugs, some anti-depressants, etc., will reduce the moisture content of the vagina.
Of course, these factors may also be affected during menopause, so we can judge together when we are looking for the cause of our vaginal dryness.
But friends don’t have to worry, vaginal dryness is not a difficult problem to cure. As long as we stick to the right method, the symptoms of dryness can be alleviated.
The article to solve the vaginal dryness will be explained in the next article.