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Vaginal Dryness: Some Reasons Why It Happens Explained – And Can Sexual Pain Be Helped By Living With Less Stress?

vaginal dryness, vaginal discharge
Vaginal Balance

Who would have thought that simply playing with jigsaw puzzles could have an incredibly positive effect on a woman’s health?

How can this be, I hear you ask? Well, with the help of some other people, explaining different physiological elements, I will try and explain some ‘women’s health related happenings’ below. Stress and anxiety can affect the whole body, not just the brain.

First – STRESS:
What happens to our body when we feel stressed?

The Effects of STRESS
on Healthy Sex Hormone Levels

Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, of http://integrativepelvichealthinstitu… explains how stress robs the body of valuable resources that are necessary to build healthy sex hormone levels. For women struggling with low libido, vaginal dryness, estrogen dominance, and more stress can damage sexual health. This video helps women to understand why eating healthy fat is so essential to healthy hormone levels. Also, could too much emotional stress or physical stress (like travel or sugar) be robbing you of a healthy sex life? Want to learn more to help your patients and clients with low libido or sexual pain?

The Effects of AGE
on Healthy Sex Hormone Levels

” What You Need to Know About Vaginal Health at Every Age”.

The author of the video describes it as follows. Terms are theirs although we’ve added a comment in brackets occasionally:

“As you age, your body experiences numerous progressions. This incorporates your vagina. Your vagina is a delicate tissue waterway. Your vaginal opening is a piece of your vulva, which likewise incorporates your clitoris, labia, and pubic hill (mound). Your vagina is the area between your vulva to your cervix and uterus. For the duration of your life your vagina may show up and feel unique. To keep your vagina healthy, it’s vital to comprehend what’s happening “down there.”

Vaginal wellbeing in your 20s:
Your 20s are some of your vagina’s greatest years, fundamentally because of a pinnacle of the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Estrogen is in charge of keeping your vagina moist, flexible, and acidic. Your vagina is encompassed by two arrangements of skin folds known as the inner labia and outer labia. The external labia contain a layer of greasy tissue. In your 20s, the external layer diminishes and may seem littler. Your charisma might be on overdrive amid your 20s. In case you’re sexually dynamic, particularly on the off chance that you engage in sexual relations as often as possible, you may encounter urinary tract contaminations (infections) (UTI) as microscopic organisms make a trip from the vagina to the urethra. To help limit your danger of building up a UTI, urinate at the earliest opportunity after sex to help constrain microscopic organisms out of your vagina. Your vagina is self-cleaning. As it cleans itself, it delivers a white or clear release (discharge). Hormonal changes amid your menstrual cycle influence the measure of release your vagina produces. Unless you’re having side effects, for example, torment amid sex, tingling, a noxious release, or consuming, your vagina needs little support in your 20s — other than an every day washing with (gentle cleanser and) water.

Vaginal wellbeing in your 30s:
Amid your 30s, your inward labia may obscure because of hormone changes. On the off chance that you wind up pregnant, vaginal release may increment and seem smooth. It might have a gentle scent, however ought not be green, yellow, or noticeably fishy. Subsequent to conceiving an offspring, your vagina may lose some of its versatility and extend more than expected. After some time, most vaginas will come back to nearly prebirth estimate. Kegel activities can help by reinforcing pelvic floor muscles and reestablishing vaginal tone. Oral contraceptives may cause vaginal changes, for example, expanded vaginal release (discharge), vaginal dryness, and leap forward dying. These side effects regularly resolve alone. On the off chance that they hold on, consult your specialist. You may need to try a couple of different oral contraceptives to discover one that works best for you.

Vaginal wellbeing in your 40s:
Because of perimenopause, the timespan just before you quit bleeding, your vagina experiences huge changes in your 40s. As estrogen levels in your body diminish, your vaginal dividers wind up more slender and drier.
This is known as vaginal decay (NB: we prefer to say atrophy in the UK) and may cause:
*vaginal consuming (it’s nicer to say ’tissue changes’).
*vaginal redness (inflammation).
*painful sex.
*vaginal release.(?? xxx)
*vaginal tingling.
*burning amid pee.
*shortening of the vaginal channel.
*increased danger of sexually transmitted ailments.

Having general sex moderates the movement of vaginal decay (tissue change) by expanding blood stream to the vagina and keeping it flexible. Over-the-counter vaginal lotions or applying a vaginal estrogen cream may likewise help battle vaginal dryness.

Vaginal estrogen is accessible in tablet shape or as a replaceable ring also (in some countries).
On the off chance that you lean toward the normal course, olive oil and coconut oil can help keep your vagina moist (use in moderation and after personalised medical advice).
Your pubic hair may thin or turn dim amid your fourth decade.

Vaginal wellbeing in your 50s and past:
At this point, you’ve presumably quit discharging and your estrogen levels are very low or exhausted. Your vulva may seem contracted.
Vaginal decay is a typical issue for some ladies in their 50s.

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Mental Imagery To Reduce Stress

This video is WELL WORTH WATCHING for general information, if nothing else.


Six Simple Ways To Reduce Anxiety
and my addition, No 7 – Build A Jigsaw
By Mark Tyrrell HGDip, DipHypNLP(BHR)
has been working as a hypnotherapist and trainer since 1995. 

Chew Gum… Salivate – and feel calmer
1 – Name the Anxiety – Give the feeling a name, write it down, describe it – reduce it, take control over it – activate the left side of your brain
2 – Face the Anxiety – explained nicely… about 7 mins in to the video – “tame that fear” why, explained well
3 – Breathe out the Anxiety – body looks for signs to calm down – about 10 mins in – Tame that exercise response to the body that occurs during an episode of increased anxiety – get more oxygen in to the body – deep calm breathing. Stimulate both sides of the brain. Breathe – count in for 7, out for 11 as you count to yourself.
4 – Grade the Anxiety – how is it on a scale from 0-10 – measure it, reframe it, take control of it. Look at the fear from ‘outside’ yourself, looking in.
5 – Discharge the Anxiety – hard or intense exercise to switch off the panic – complete the fight or flight cycle to calm down. E.g. do some star jumps quickly/do pushups … let the body go through the emergency and calm, having survived the threat – panic is then much harder. Let the endorphins and dopamine set in.
6 – Be Aware – Accept and name it – Watch the anxiety – Act normally – Repeat the previous three if necessary – Expect the Best (you’re taking control of it).

The Effects of FATIGUE
on Healthy Sex Hormone Levels

Fatigue tips – Spoken by a lovely medical doctor.

Understanding Hormones… an excellent description

Adrenal Dysfunction – Dr Philip Oubre (MD)
Explaining Cortisol and Stressors.
Chronic Fatigue – Adrenal Dysfunction
And How Hormones Communicate With Each Other

If You Are Feeling Stressed…
CLICK HERE to see the long list of medical benefits of regular jigsaw puzzling

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