WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR VAGINA IN MENOPAUSE
What happens to your vagina in menopause?
Before menopause, your vagina has a very thick wall that’s full of wrinkles which contains folds of thick skin which secretes fluids that keep it lubricated
The thick, folded, lubricated skin allows your vagina to withstand all sorts of friction during intercourse.
It allows it to stretch enough to deliver a baby and then it snaps right back to its happy thick, folded, lubricated state after all these things.
So you have probably gone through your entire reproductive life not really paying much attention to your vagina.
And then, along comes menopause and all this changes!
Did you know that estrogen is responsible for the thick wrinkly and lubricated wall of your vagina.
When you hit menopause, your estrogen takes a nose dive and your vagina will never be the same again.
And this is the time that you become more aware of your vagina.
When estrogen goes low at menopause, the thick wrinkly wall of your vagina becomes very thin and dry and intercourse can be a bit uncomfortable and painful. The wrinkles flatten and smooth out, making it impossible for your vagina to stretch to accommodate a penis or lengthen during intercourse.
Your vagina is the only place where wrinkles are welcomed. Your vagina can feel sore, be itchy or you can have light bleeding or mild discharge. You are more prone to having urinary tract infections.
IT'S NOT JUST HORMONES THAT CAUSE VAGINAL DRYNESS
- Dehydration from not drinking enough water
- Certain Medications
- Smoking and alcohol
- High insulin levels from high blood sugar
- Adrenal exhaustion or general burnout
- Chronic stress
- Insufficient foreplay
There is a chemical that is produced by your body, and when it is in your bloodstream, it can double your lubrication.
To make this chemical, your brain, gut, and pancreas have to work together. So you need to be:
- Moderately stress free
- Have a healthy digestive system
- And have a healthy blood sugar
WHAT TO DO TO INCREASE YOUR LUBRICATION?
Stay hydrated by drinking enough water every single day
If you are smoking or drinking too much, your vagina will thank you if you cut down or give up.
Pay more attention to what you are eating, take out the refined sugary foods, regular takeaways and supermarket bought ready meals.
Pay close attention to your stress levels every day.
Come and join my 30 day Perimenopause and Menopause Class where I want to share with you everything that I did to get my symptoms under control, how I nourish my hormones not punish them, how to get more energy and so much more.
I will be there to give you a step by step solution to your problems which will change your life and health for the better.
If you are having lots of different symptoms, your body is yelling at you to get you to pay attention and to get it sorted out. It can have a massive impact on your health going forward into midlife.
I got really sick and I was shocked just how sick I was until I found the missing link to my health issues as a Nutritional Therapist spending years and years studying and researching women’s hormones. I am still on my health journey today and I want to help you to heal and to get to the root of your symptoms.
If you listen to your body now and get your symptoms under control, it can save you time and money in the long run.
I have a waitlist that you can join and I will notify you when the next Class is about to start, which will be soon. I will be sharing lots of information while you are on the waitlist.
I can’t wait to get to know you and help you on the next Class. Join and get all the details HERE.