Atrophic Vaginitis

What Is Atrophic Vaginitis

The vagina is a self-lubricating organ, which naturally lubricates when sexually aroused or stimulation occurs.  Vaginal Dryness is when the organ is insufficient or has issues with self-lubricating.  The term atrophic refers to the thinning of the tissues of the vagina due to the lack of estrogen.  It’s a condition that some women experience in their forties or during the stages of menopause as their estrogen levels decline.  It’s uncommon for women to experience Vaginal Dryness in their early ages.  Young women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or using hormonal treatments can also experience Vaginal Dryness, as your hormones are susceptible to changes.  

Signs Of Atrophic Vaginitis

The signs that are associated with Vaginal Dryness are symptoms that occur more than just a few times while engaging in sexual intercourse.  Below are signs that the vagina may display.


  • Painful Intercourse
  • Burning or friction sensation
  • Itching
  • Soreness
  • Dry Sex
  • Inability to orgasm
  • Frequent urination


What Causes Atrophic Vaginitis

The most common cause of Vaginal Dryness is the decrease in the female hormone, estrogen.  A woman’s estrogen levels starts to decline, as you get older.  While age plays a major role in Vaginal Dryness, there are other factors that could contribute to the condition.


  • Menopause
  • Birth Control or any hormonal contraceptives
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Douching
  • Tampon use
  • Excessive Intercourse
  • Certain Condoms (various types of rubbers, diaphragms, etc.)
  • Hormonal treatments
  • Certain types of soaps (body washes, fragrance, detergents,)
  • Radiation therapy
  • Health Ailments 
  • Substance abuse (cigarette smoke)
  • Certain types of medication
  • Stress, anxiety, insufficient arousal,,ai.html



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Natural Remedies
  • Using natural lubricants is one of the best remedies for Vaginal Dryness.  You can use botanical oils like coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil, or grape seed oil as a lubricant.  All of these botanical oils are good for the body, safe to consume and safe on the genital area.
  • Another natural method to try is taking the time to have stimulating sexual thoughts.  For women, sexual arousal is not just about the physical aspect.  Taking the time to visualize erotic activities, stimulating thoughts, sexual acts, and past sexual experiences can help enhance natural lubrication.  
  • Exercises like yoga, Pilates and Kegel helps increase your blood flow and can help assist your body to self lubricate.  The releasing of endorphins helps to boost your mood and spirits.
  • Masturbation, foreplay and cunnilingus can also help revive stimulation for a woman to self lubricate. 


Things you should eat
  • Flaxseeds
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Natural Cranberry Juice
  • Avocado
  • Ginger
  • Olive oil
  • Foods High in Vitamin E
  • High amounts of water
  • Celery
  • Cherry
  • Raw Pumpkin
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Sunflower Seeds


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