Updated: 4 days ago
As we stroll into 2022, many of us will be jumping on the ‘Dry January’ bandwagon, in a bid to cleanse our livers from the overindulgence of alcohol that was consumed over the Christmas and New Year Celebrations.
Taking a break from alcohol is extremely beneficial for overall health, not just your liver. It is beneficial at any life stage, not just during menopause or in January.
But what if it’s not just your liver that’s in need of support, what if you need help with your dry vagina too. Maybe ‘Dry Fanuary’ resonates more with you.
There’s little doubt that removing alcohol will benefit vaginal health, mostly because the sugars in alcohol and mixers can play havoc with the bacteria in our vagina (also known as the vaginal microbiome/flora) and can make us more susceptible to infections such as thrush.
In our younger years, our vaginas are lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid, and we can thank oestrogen for this. Oestrogen helps support the fluid that ensures the lining of your vagina remains lubricated, thick, healthy and elastic. When we transition through
menopause we experience major hormonal changes that can affect the lining of the vagina, leaving it dry and sensitive.
Vaginal dryness and atrophy (when the vaginal walls become thinner and less elastic) usually occur as a result of hormonal changes. Both are uncomfortable, yet common symptoms for many women in menopause. These unpleasant symptoms and changes may also have a major impact on our intimate health, sex lives and relationships.
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