Dealing with surgical menopause (e.g. after a hysterectomy) should be a holistic venture.
Vaginal Dryness after Surgery
Surgery such as hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or removal of the ovaries can cause oestrogen levels to drop. This can lead to vaginal dryness regardless of your age.
Hysterectomies are common and can be undertaken for a variety of reasons including pelvic pain, heavy periods and tumours. The removal of the uterus immediately induces menopause, also known as surgical menopause. Low oestrogen levels are one of the main causes of vaginal dryness post-operation.
To treat vaginal dryness after surgery, you can use YES VM Organic Vaginal Moisturiser on a regular basis and/or YES WB Water-Based Lube before sex to instantly relieve dryness. YES VM gently holds on to dry vagina walls and releases water where needed, rehydrating dry mucosa. Used regularly, YES VM restores the natural protective acidity of the vagina.
Choosing a whole-body approach, you can also benefit from a healthy diet, exercise and supplements which will all help to balance your oestrogen levels and thus combat the problem.
Another important step is to make time for sex (this applies to everyone suffering from vaginal dryness, regardless of the underlying cause). When you are aroused, blood circulation to the genitals increases and stimulates the secretion of moisture in vaginal tissues.
Finally, it is, of course, important not to forget that your body is recovering from a major operation so you need to allow time to nurture your body back to health.