How Can Oomf Help With Menopause?
Vaginal dryness can be a problem for many postmenopausal women. Vaginal dryness is a hallmark sign of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause, also known as atrophic vaginitis or vaginal atrophy. How menopause affects the body with this condition is the fact that the vaginal tissues become thinner and are more easily irritated — resulting from the natural decline in your body's estrogen levels during menopause. As it gets worse, it can even become painful to sit, walk, or urinate. It also ups your risk for incontinence. So how do we address these menopausal changes happening to your body? Well when oestrogen exits stage left, the transition period will be easier if you can bring in new supporting characters, stage right. This could mean introducing water-based lubricants like Oomf into your life to relieve these symptoms.
Discomfort that is not directly related to menopause. Other types of vaginal discomfort are not directly related to menopause but can and do occur in peri- and postmenopausal women, making sex painful or difficult:
- Vaginitis. Although vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina, can result from oestrogen-related vaginal atrophy, it can also be caused by a yeast or bacterial infection or by irritation from soaps or hygiene products. Symptoms include vaginal discharge, itching, burning, and swelling of the vagina and vulva, sometimes accompanied by pain during urination. Once the cause is determined, vaginitis can be treated with medication or by stopping the use of the irritating product.
- Vaginismus. Vaginismus involves involuntary spasms or contractions of the muscles at the vaginal opening or in the perineum (the area between the vagina and anus). In addition to making penetration of the vagina difficult or impossible, vaginismus can be painful, causing burning or stinging sensations. It may develop as a result of past sexual abuse, fear of sex, or lack of sexual experience. Vaginismus also may occur for the first time in midlife women as a response to painful intercourse caused by oestrogen deficiency and vaginal atrophy. There are a number of treatment options, including cognitive-behavioural psychotherapy, physical therapy, relaxation exercises, vaginal dilators, biofeedback, and medications.
- Urinary tract conditions. These include recurrent bladder infections, bladder inflammation and irritation (sometimes called irritable bladder syndrome or interstitial cystitis), urethritis (irritation of the urethra, the short tube that passes urine from the bladder out of the body), sensitivity to latex condoms, and a prolapsed bladder (dropping down of the bladder into or even outside of the vagina).
Oomf is all-naturally formulated with a gynaecologist’s keen eye and is backed by gynaecologists. Designed with your comfort in mind, Oomf contains 100% organic hemp, is pH balanced and is enriched with prebiotics to protect the healthy microflora and keep infections at bay. Star ingredients like the CBD found in Oomf, are a tremendous menopausal aid when used as a topical tool, and can help support that all-important blood flow to diminish the discomfort from vaginal dryness. When plant-derived cannabinoids are applied directly to your vulva, they encourage blood to flow into the tissues. CBD has proven anti-inflammatory properties — and inflammation levels increase in women with the genitourinary syndrome. CBD acts on the same target as NSAIDs, decreasing your body’s production of inflammatory prostaglandins.