5 Vitamins That Aid Against Vaginal Dryness During Menopause
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5 Vitamins That Aid Against Vaginal Dryness During Menopause

Vaginal dryness is a common yet painful and embarrassing problem that affects many women. Stress, anxiety, and dehydration are some other factors that can decrease vaginal lubrication. It can be a symptom of medications, breastfeeding, etc. However, it is commonly linked to menopause. Menopause is a condition that signifies the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, which often happens between the ages of 45 and 55.

Previously, we mentioned how vaginal dryness could cause any woman affected pain. Loss of lubrication and painful sex increases. Thinning of the skin around the vagina makes it more easily damaged. Meaning even the gentlest friction can cause pain and discomfort. And painful intercourse will cause a trickle effect, eventually causing a woman to lose sexual desire. Vaginal dryness doesn’t only cause pain during sex; it can make it uncomfortable to sit, stand, exercise, etc. It truly affects everyday life.

Fortunately, if you experience this issue, several supplements can prevent the condition and enhance natural lubrication. We have listed five vitamins and supplements that can assist in your journey through menopause.

5 Vitamins That Aid Vaginal Dryness

  1. Vitamin A: This vitamin is vital in developing mucous membranes, which include the lining of the vagina.
  2. Vitamin B: Hormonal and dietary factors alter vaginal secretions. Proper immune function is essential for vaginal health, and the vitamin B complex – a supplement that includes all eight types of vitamin B – boosts immune function. 
  3. Beta-Carotene: Beta-carotene is a provitamin, which means your body uses it to make another vitamin, and in this case, vitamin A. Beta-carotene is found in the following foods: carrots, dark-green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and cantaloupe. It is not toxic in high doses; too much can cause the skin to have a yellow-orange hue, among other side effects. 
  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Essential fatty acids help improve the architecture of the vaginal mucosa. Research revealed omega-3 to significantly reduce vaginal dryness for six months among postmenopausal breast cancer survivors with vaginal atrophy (atrophic vaginitis), which is a thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls. 
  5. Vitamin E: Vitamin E is another vitamin that help promotes vaginal lubrication. You receive Vitamin E through various foods, including plant-based oils, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. 
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Hopefully, these several vitamins can bring you relief. Always consult a medical professional before taking supplements or medications. 

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