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May 4th, 2017

Maca and Vaginal Dryness

Sporadic episodes of Vaginal dryness are a common occurrence throughout a woman’s reproductive years, often related to stress or a poor choice in underwear fabric.

Vaginal drynness, during menopause tends to become much more intense and frequent, bringing about a host of other nuisances and concerns – from itchiness to pain during intercourse, and even a heightened risk of urinary tract infections. Luckily, likewise with all symptoms that increase during menopause, Maca can help diminish occurrence and succesfully help treat vagina dryness, in particular if combined with some  healthy lifestyle adjustments.

What Causes Vaginal Dryness During Menopause

Low estrogen levels is directly related to vaginal dryness. Estrogen acts on the mucus membranes in the cervix (the neck of the womb) to produce cervical mucus, which lubricates the vagina and keeps it moist. As estrogen levels begin to decrease, vaginal tissue becomes drier and thinner. Cervical mucus production also begins to diminish during aging, which frecuently affects the vagina’s pH levels and therefore make it more sensitive to bacteria and fungi attacks.

How Maca Helps With Vaginal Dryness

Maca’s amazing amount of nutrients– includes many essential vitamins and minerals alongside several unique aminoacids and other nutrients – has been proofed to act on the endocrine system and nourish the hormone-producing glands. This usually enables the body to resume balanced production  of estrogen and progesterone, balacing women hormonal system. Therefore, helping to stop abrupt estrogen fluctuation and allowing vaginal tissue can begin to recover its natural moisture.
Moreover, it’s important for women to avoid any further damage to their vaginal lining, stimulating natural lubrication through Kegel exercises, and to keep their body in overall good health. It is very important to control sugar ingestion, as this will help prevent yeast infections, as well as using good quality cotton undergarments, silk or synthetic fabrics can aggravate the symptom.

 

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