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Vaginal Dryness

About Vaginal Dryness

It should be no big deal, but vaginal dryness can have a huge impact on your sex life. Ideally, the walls of the vagina stay lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid. When that doesn’t happen, sex can be painful and discouraging. This condition is often called dyspareunia.

There are many different causes of vaginal dryness, some of which you may never have considered: medications such as antihistamines, certain antidepressants and anticholinergic medications, stress and anxiety, or douching and irritants such as soaps and perfumes. It can also be caused by estrogen and hormone-disrupting practices such as smoking, being postpartum or breastfeeding, and insufficient arousal. The biggest factor for most women, however, is the natural decline of hormone levels as we age, which result in physical changes to our feminine health.

Forum Health integrative medicine practitioners take a full-body, root-cause approach to treating your sexual health. From hormone balance to nutrition, we help you achieve sexual health and well-being.

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