Women going through menopause experience many significant changes in body, mind and spirit, most of which is attributed to hormonal changes. One common concern I hear all the time from women in peri/menopause is vaginal dryness…paired with a lack of libido. This same dryness actually affects our desire for sex. They can go hand in hand. Who wants to have sex if it’s uncomfortable? Add to that many of us are experiencing mood swings, hot flashes and sleeplessness (among other things) so sex (even if comfortable) may be last thing on many of our minds.
The Causes Of Vaginal Dryness
Within the vagina there’s a wall that’s lubricated with a thin layer of clear fluid that works to moisturize the vaginal tissue. It helps make sex comfortable… and pleasurable. However, as we age our hormonal production decreases. This loss of estrogen causes the vaginal walls to thin, have less moisture and can lead to discomfort. In fact, one out of three women in peri/menopause suffer from vaginal dryness. This is also known as vaginal atrophy. It may sound dire, but it doesn’t have to be.
But there are other causes for vaginal dryness besides nosediving estrogen levels that can happen even earlier than midlife. Childbirth, breastfeeding, smoking, birth control, immune disorders, cancer treatments and even birth control can all trigger dryness south of the border. Oh and let’s not forget soaps or douches which can also lead to irritation and discomfort.
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By all means speak to your doctor, but before adding yet another medication to your cabinet you may want to consider something more natural.
Kindra Estrogen-free Daily Vaginal Lotion
Meet Kindra. The woman-owned brand is revolutionizing menopause through their line of estrogen-free essentials, made with clinically-studied ingredients and natural plant extracts. Their products work to support physical and mental menopause discomfort as your body goes through this natural hormonal transition.
Kindra’s line of estrogen-free products includes a best-selling super hydrating daily vaginal lotion and revolutionary, reusable applicator that dramatically relieves vaginal dryness. In fact 95% of women who tried Kindra’s The Daily Vaginal Lotion reported significant improvement in feeling moisturized and hydrated in the intimate area after just two applications.
This clinically-tested, water-based vaginal lotion supports the feeling of natural lubrication by utilizing a trifecta of skin-critical, restorative lipids including coconut, safflower, sunflower oils for maximum skin hydration. Used regularly it may improve and alleviate dryness, sorta how moisturizers work over time for the face.
Studies show that after 1 day of use: 95% of women report intimate their area feeling moisturized and less dry. After just 3 days of use:
- 93% raved about long-lasting hydration
- 80% said it feels like natural lubrication
- 80% reported improvement in discomfort during intimacy
Start with this product and if you find this product isn’t enough, consult your doctor.
Other Kindra Products
Kindra also offers daily supplements that address and support many symptoms of menopause.
This supplement was designed for peri/menopause and beyond. Core includes clinically-studied super-antioxidant Pycnogenol® to support healthy circulation (which helps combat hot flashes and night sweats), mental clarity and skin suppleness. Plus, it boasts the benefits of potent adaptogen Ashwagandha to help reduce stress and boost libido.
Oh brain fog…wait, what were we talking about? With this supplement you can say goodbye to brain fog and hot flashes. Hello, super woman! With the power of super antioxidants Pycnogenol® and Green Tea Leaf Extract combined, this all-in-one, natural supplement is uniquely formulated to simultaneously calm your body and ease your mind. Benefits include improved mood, memory, stamina and mental clarity for a more calm, cool and collected you.
Kindra Sleep Enhancing Supplement
This supplement will help you better than counting sheep. It contains essentials like stress-reducing Ashwagandha, body-balancing Pycnogenol®, and just enough low-dose Melatonin to help you sleep restfully, without waking up groggy in the morning.
Not sure what you need? Take Kindra’s easy quiz to find out.
For more information visit Kindra.
Here’s a link to my podcast with Catherine Balsam-Schwaber, CEO of Kindra.
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