Common around the time of menopause, vaginal dryness is an often uncomfortable symptom that can occur at any age. Although it is not unusual for a woman’s vaginal fluids to decrease for a few days just before and after menstruation, dryness can in certain situations settle in in a more prolonged manner.
Signs & Symptoms
From our patients’ experience, vaginal dryness can often result in:
- Vaginal itching, soreness and irritation
- Burning sensations
- Painful Urination
- Pain or bleeding with sexual intercourse
- Recurrent urinary tract infections
These symptoms, to our knowledge, are often a sign of hormonal changes or imbalances. While they are common around the time of menopause and pregnancy, a number of other factors can also trigger them, including:
- Overwork, emotional stress and lack of sleep
- A poor diet
- Reactions to soaps, body products or certain methods of contraception
- Hormonal medication
Chronic vaginal dryness can also accompany a number of sexuality-related conditions, such as lack of arousal or vaginismus.
How We Treat Vaginal Dryness
Our team of experts at the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem has a long experience in the treatment of gynecological issues caused by hormonal changes and imbalances. We have found over the years that vaginal dryness at the time of menopause is a very treatable issue, that responds well to Chinese medicine.
After an initial consultation meeting during which we will make a comprehensive diagnosis of the causes of the symptoms you are confronted with, we will build for you a personalized treatment plan and direct you to the right practitioner. Methods that we routinely use in our practice include: