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8 Natural Remedies to Revitalize Your Vagina

 
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According to the Mayo Clinic, the definition of vaginal atrophy is thinning and inflammation of the vaginal walls due to a decline in estrogen. Vaginal atrophy occurs most often after menopause.

It’s hard to believe that Mother Nature could be so cruel. Maybe it’s Father Time who is the source of the dry, itchy, inflamed vagina. No matter who is to blame, it’s a bum rap for menopausal women to suffer with vaginal unrest. As if you don’t have enough problems.

Because of the controversy regarding hormone replacement therapy, many women are turning to Mother Nature to find remedies for vaginal dryness, inflammation, and atrophy. Below is a list of 8 natural anti-aging solutions that may help revitalize your aging vagina.

1. Vitamin E - vitamin E oil can help hydrate vaginal membranes. Just crack open a vitamin E capsule and apply the oil directly in the vagina to increase lubrication and soothe the vaginal lining.
2. Vitamin C - taking 500 - 1,000 mg of antioxidant-rich vitamin C daily is an excellent way to help protect the vaginal lining.
3. Zinc - if taken as a daily lozenge, zinc is good for immune support during a vaginitis outbreak. It is thought to revive vaginal tissue as well. Wheat germ, seafood, meat, and oats are all good food sources. However, do not take over 45 mg of zinc daily. (University of Maryland Medical Center)
4. Olive oil - the consistency of olive oil is remarkably close to the natural lubricant excreted from a woman's vagina. It's rich in squalane, a natural emollient that penetrates skin without leaving a greasy film behind.
5. Stop smoking - not only does smoking cigarettes age the rest of your body by impairing blood circulation, it deprives your vagina of oxygen. Decreased blood flow to your vagina may be a factor to atrophic changes.
6. Pelvic floor exercises - the staff at the Mayo Clinic reported that Kegel exercises can help prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. Having strong pelvic floor muscles will also strengthen your vagina muscles.

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Anonymous

Vonnie,

This is a great read. Us ladies really need to stick together and help each other with helpful natural remedies and I have to commend you!

This is a popular site and I feel your reaching lots of women with a great message so thank you. One other resource I check ever week or so is tighteningthevagina.com they have some interesting articles as well, I think this one is quite good as well as some others:

http://tighteningthevagina.com/pueraria-muerifica-vagina-childbirth

Keep up the great work,

Talk soon!

December 20, 2011 - 5:57am
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Anonymous

Hormone replacement therapy has caused so many more problems for women, it's great to know that we have these alternatives!

April 20, 2011 - 2:15pm

Yes, Dar, the male obgyns weren't much help back then and even though today's doctors have more information, I still try the natural remedies first.
Thanks for stopping by. :)

April 16, 2011 - 1:40pm

Wonderful, so useful an article! Just wish I had read this years ago! When I told my gyno about my problem--it was painful!--all he did was give me a tube of lubricant, and it didn't help. I keep forgetting to do the Kegel exercises, so your other options sound so helpful. My first try will be the olive oil, then the vitamins. Thanks so much for all your advice!

April 15, 2011 - 1:26pm
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