Can Birth Control Pills Cause Vaginal Dryness?
"Can birth control pills cause vaginal dryness?" It's a question nobody wants to ask out loud - because if you do, everybody might figure you've sort of dried up down there. Well, luckily, science is beginning to ask (and answer) the question for us. It seems that, yes, the pill's influence on a woman's hormones can lead to frustrating, even painful feminine dryness.
If you're suffering from vaginal dryness caused by birth control pills, there are natural remedies that can help.
Natural Remedies for Vaginal Dryness Caused by the Pill
The obvious way to stop vaginal dryness caused by birth control pills is to stop taking the pill. But that plan has its own problems. So consider some holistic remedies that may help.
Eat More Healthy Fat. If you want more natural vaginal lubrication, you must increase your natural estrogen level. Well, estrogen is made from cholesterol. So try eating more fat that your body can turn into estrogen. Focus on healthy fats that contribute to good hormone balance: avocado, flaxseeds, hummus, peanuts, and sesame seeds are a few.
Reduce Caffeine. We think of caffeine drinks as “liquids.” In fact, they dehydrate the body, including vaginal tissue. So can birth control pills cause vaginal dryness? Yes. But so can caffeinated drinks. If you’re a huge coffee or cola drinker, try to cut down. If you enjoy these beverages just occasionally, consider giving them up.
Use a Vaginal Moisturizer and/or Lubricant. A moisturizer is for daily use, to protect vaginal tissue. A lubricant is for occasional use, usually when you want some extra moisture for sex. Crème de la Femme works as both a moisturizer and lubricant. All natural and formulated by a woman doctor, it can help a lot!
Take a Women’s Nutritional Supplement. To function well, your body needs the necessary vitamins and nutrients. Because it’s almost impossible to get them all from food, take a high-quality daily women’s supplement.