VAGINAL DRYNESS- Ayurvedic Treatment

The vagina is the muscular part of the female genital tract. It connects the uterus with the exterior. Vaginal dryness is the dryness associated with different conditions of the vagina.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • CAUSES OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • DIAGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • TREATMENTS FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • COMPLICATIONS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • VAGINAL DRYNESS AND AYURVEDA
    • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • HOME REMEDIES FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
    • YOGA FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS
      • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Dryness in the vagina
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning pain
  • Painful urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding or spotting after sex

CAUSES OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Falling of estrogen level
  • Irritants
  • Vaginal atrophy 
  • Menopause
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • During breastfeeding

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

The pathophysiology of vaginal dryness depends on the causative factor. The vaginal dryness due to infections may also transmit through sexual intercourse. Lymphocytic and neutrophilic inflammatory reactions are taking place. Falling in the level of the hormone estrogen is the root cause of vaginal dryness.

DIAGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • History taking
  • Physical examination
  • Laboratory investigations
  • Hormonal assays to find out the estrogen level

TREATMENTS FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Antibiotics for associated infections
  • Topical medications like lubricant creams and ointments

PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Prognosis is based on the cause of vaginal dryness and the condition of the patient.
  • The undiagnosed or untreated vaginal dryness leads to complications

COMPLICATIONS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS         

  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Cracks in the vagina

VAGINAL DRYNESS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda,vaginal dryness is managed based on the symptoms of “sushka yoni”

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Excess vitiation of vata dosha
  • Ununctuous foods
  • Agantu factor – infection, injuries, irritants

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Yoni rukshata – vaginal dryness

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

Vaginal dryness is considered as an agantuja vyadhi, when it is caused by infection etc. When the microorganism enters into the body the doshas vitiated, which further vitiates the rakta, mamsa dhatus and produces the symptoms. It can be also called “sushka yoni”, here excess vitiation of vata dosha occur in the vagina.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Yoni rukshata – vaginal dryness
  • Yoni kandu – itching
  • Daha – burning sensation
  • Yonitwak sphutana – cracks in vagina
  • Maidhuna asahishnutha – painful sex

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Treatment for vitiated rakta and mamsa dhatu and vata dosha
  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya
  • Yoni pichu – with dhanwanthara taila, ksheerabala taila

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

Internal administration

  • Triphala guggulu
  • Madhusnuhi rasayana
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Musalikhadiradi kashaya

HOME REMEDIES FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Intake of an appropriate quantity of water

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like sour, acrid and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Proper hygiene
  • Avoid  condom during sexual intercourse
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet

YOGA FOR VAGINAL DRYNESS

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayama    – gets relief from irritations associated with vaginal dryness and provide overall immunity

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.

                             

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VAGINAL DRYNESS

  1. Ayurvedic management of atrophic vaginitis with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia- a case report

https://ijapr.in/index.php/ijapr/article/view/1685

  • Case study on management of Menopausal Syndrome with Ayurvedic formulations and Pranayama.

ayurlog.com/index.php/ayurlog/article/view/767

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