A holistic/natural atrophic vaginitis treatment address more than just symptoms.
Natural Remedies for Vaginal Atrophy
In order to find the best natural atrophic vaginitis treatment, it’s important to understand the condition. Atrophy refers to the weakening of tissue; vaginitis is an inflammation of the vagina. Therefore, atrophic vaginitis, or vaginal atrophy, refers to the inflammation of the vagina due to thinning/weakening of vaginal wall tissues (not just the entrance). The latter is usually associated with a decrease in oestrogen production when approaching menopause. However, other factors can contribute. For example, 3 to 5% of women using certain birth control pills are affected.
It’s important to note that atrophy doesn’t occur overnight. Tissues either weaken due to ongoing vaginal dryness or because of an infection which breaks down delicate tissues. Both risk factors can go hand in hand: irritated tissues are more susceptible to infection as they become raw, sore and sometimes bleeding. What’s more, this also often leads to painful sex which, in turn, can cause relationship issues.
Natural remedies for vaginal atrophy are usually based on a holistic concept. First and foremost, this includes alleviating symptoms with a soothing vaginal lubricant. For long-term success, your natural atrophic vaginitis treatment has to look at supporting optimal hormone production pre-, during and post-menopause, treatment of secondary infections and restoration of healthy probiotic vaginal bacteria. Part of your vaginal atrophy treatment may be the use of supplements and herbs to support hormonal balance and tissue health.
What’s the best lube for vaginal atrophy treatment?
The best lubricant to support your natural atrophic vaginitis treatment has to be certified organic. You don’t want to risk irritating or further drying out already compromised tissue! YES WB Water-Based Organic Lube should become your best friend both as an everyday moisturiser and lubricant for intimate relations.
As a key part of a vaginal atrophy treatment, it’s best to use the pre-filled water-based applicators. They offer a deeper distribution to alleviate dryness as they allow you to deliver soothing moisturiser to the higher part of the vagina – most likely higher than fingers may reach when using YES lube from a tube. With the applicators, you can rest assured that the product is conveniently and hygienically applied in the right place and the right amount. If you experience itching, you should also apply YES WB topically where and whenever needed.
If you encounter soreness relating to penetration, you can use YES OB Plant-Oil Based Lube on your partner and water-based on/in you. Please note though that YES OB is NOT condom compatible. If you rely on condoms, make sure you use sufficient WB and re-apply as needed.