Dyspareunia is a common sexual disorder that affects about 10% of women, and it can be quite debilitating. The symptoms are usually severe pain or discomfort during penetration, although there may also be bleeding after intercourse. It has been linked to vaginal dryness as well as infection in the vagina or urinary tract. In this article we will discuss how you can treat dyspareunia naturally and get your sex life back on track!
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How to treat dyspareunia naturally
- Keep a healthy lifestyle
- Exercise regularly
- Stay hydrated
- Reduce stress and anxiety by practicing meditation or yoga.
- Avoid unnecessary alcohol or caffeine, which can lead to dehydration and irritability
- Manage your weight. Being overweight or underweight may worsen symptoms of dyspareunia as well
- Strengthen pelvic floor muscles with kegel exercises, sets of 15 per day
- Use a lubricant every time you have sex (water based is best)
- Try some new positions that are more comfortable for you and your partner
- Communicate with your partner about what makes sex feel good to you – they may not know!
- Try using a vibrator during intercourse or masturbation to help stimulate yourself
- Take supplements for vaginal dryness like vitamin E, Lactobacillus acidophilus, and others.
- Try alternative therapies like acupuncture to relieve pain in the pelvic region. Note: Speak with your doctor before using any form of alternative therapy on the area around your genitals because it could introduce bacteria that may cause infection if you have an open sore from surgery or another injury there. You can also try applying oil directly to the vulva as well as inserting water into the vagina to keep it lubricated without adding friction when engaging in sexual activity.
- If all else fails, see a doctor who specializes in sexual health issues like dyspareunia
Natural Remedies To Treat Dyspareunia
If you’re experiencing symptoms of dyspareunia, it’s important to see your doctor. However, there are natural remedies that may provide relief while waiting for a diagnosis or treatment. The most common herbal remedies for dyspareunia are:
- Stinging Nettles (Urtica Dioica)
- Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus Rubra) and
- Red Raspberry Leaf tea.
These herbs have been used traditionally in the treatment of pelvic pain due to low progesterone levels or uterine irritability during menstruation. They promote natural hormonal balance while providing soothing relief from inflammation and cramping caused by these conditions. The other remedies are:
–Herbs, such as ginger root extract (Zingiber officinale), have been shown in clinical studies to reduce breast tenderness associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
–Dietary changes can help with digestive issues and bloating which often cause pain during sex. Try reducing sugar intake as well as high-fiber foods like beans and grains such as rice, pastas or breads. Drink plenty of water throughout the day and avoid alcohol if possible.
–The herb yarrow (Achillea millefolium) is believed to reduce muscle spasms and relieve pelvic pain. Studies have shown that a supplement of this herb can help treat dyspareunia in women with vulvodynia, which causes chronic vaginal pain; however, there are few studies on the effects for other types of dyspareunia.
– Evening Primrose Oil, this herb is often used to treat inflammation of the vagina, it works by reducing swelling in tissues that have been damaged or irritated. It also boasts anti-inflammatory qualities which will help with any pain occurring as a result of dyspareunia; this oil should be taken orally three times daily at doses of 600 mg each time.
–It’s important not to stop taking any prescription medications without consulting your doctor first, as sudden changes may increase symptoms or cause new problems. If you’re experiencing abnormal bleeding, fever, chills or painful urination it’s best to see your doctor right away. You should also contact them if you experience greater than normal discomfort when using tampons
How to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Getting Dyspareunia in the Future
- Don’t wear tight clothing
- Avoid demanding positions in sex and other physical activity.
- Delay sexual intercourse to avoid excessive discomfort or pain during penetration, if you are not ready for it yet.
- Exercise regularly to strengthen pelvic muscles. This will also help alleviate menstrual cramps and reduce the risk of endometriosis that may contribute to dyspareunia.
- Consider using a lubricant when having penetrative sex or vaginal examinations – this can be saliva, water based lube (e.g KY jelly), as well as silicone based lubes like Durex Play Feel Water Based Lubricant Gel which is 100% safe with condoms but contains ingredients such as glycerin which may trigger yeast infections
Another step in managing dyspareunia is reducing stress levels by practicing mindfulness meditation and yoga; these activities have been shown to reduce symptoms associated with this condition such as anxiety and depression which often accompany feelings of sexual dissatisfaction. Women who experience severe dyspareunia may want to consider taking antidepressants since there has been evidence that some types of antidepressants can improve the condition.