CU’s Dr. Kimberly Larson-Ohlsen discusses the benefits of vitamin E for improving vaginal health and providing relief from dryness
Vaginal dryness is a common condition that can occur due to a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, certain medications, and menopause. It can cause discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse, and can also lead to other problems such as itching and irritation. But there is hope in the form of vitamin E, explains CU OB-GYN’s Dr. Kimberly Larson-Ohlsen.
“Vitamin E may play a role in estrogen stability,” Dr. Larson-Ohlsen told Giddy in a news interview. “There is a small, randomized study looking at 100 IU [international units] of vitamin E compared to vaginal estrogen for 12 weeks, with significant improvement in both groups.”
According to the researchers, vitamin E suppositories, administered vaginally, improved the condition and may be especially beneficial for women who cannot take hormone replacement therapy.
It is important to note that persistent vaginal dryness can be a sign of underlying health issues, and it is always a good idea to consult with an OB-GYN if you are experiencing this symptom.