Sexual health is an important element of total body health. At Harmony Healing, we care for the inner health, skin health and sexual wellness of our patients. For many women, vaginal dryness is a debilitating issue that can significantly interfere with quality of life. It can lead to low libido, painful intercourse, light bleeding following intercourse, soreness, urinary tract infections, vaginal itching or burning and other issues. Fortunately, vaginal dryness is not something women have to simply endure anymore. There are several innovative treatment options available for vaginal dryness that work quickly and effectively.
Symptoms and Causes of Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness can occur at any age but is most common in women who are menopausal or post-menopausal. This is because as women age, changes in hormone production can lead to thinning of the vaginal walls. When this happens, there are fewer moisture-secreting cells in the vagina, which can cause dryness. Besides aging, there are other factors that can cause a hormone shift resulting in vaginal dryness. These causes may include childbirth, breastfeeding, cigarette smoking, depression, stress, rigorous exercise, some cancer treatments or having had your ovaries surgically removed. It is normal to experience occasional vaginal dryness; however, if it does not go away, you should talk to your provider at Harmony Healing to discuss treatment options.
vaginal dryness treatment options:
When hormones are imbalanced, vaginal health can suffer. After examining your existing hormone levels, we will look for deficiencies or imbalances that may be leading to vaginal dryness. Rather than offering traditional hormone replacement therapy, we prescribe customized bioidentical hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones naturally produced by your own body. Restoring your hormones to more youthful levels in this way can result in increased energy, a sharper memory, stronger bones, a healthier heart and an overall more youthful feeling. Vaginal dryness can also be remedied with bioidentical hormone therapy.
Vaginal dryness is no match for diVa® Laser Vaginal Therapy. This innovative, fast and effective vaginal rejuvenation procedure improves the moisture, tone, elasticity and function of the vaginal canal by using two types of lasers in one treatment. It works by supporting collagen growth in the deeper layers of vaginal tissue, thereby improving blood circulation. This new collagen plumps and thickens the vaginal walls and in turn, improves natural lubrication. Women who experience bladder leakage or urinary stress incontinence may experience some symptom relief as a result of strengthened vaginal walls that support the bladder and urethra.