Traditional non-hormonal treatments for vaginal dryness are lubricants such as K-Y Jelly, or a newer product called Replens. These help the symptoms, but do not tackle the underlying cause. Initial penetration will be easier, but prolonged intercourse may be difficult or even impossible as the effect of the lubricant wears off.
Sexual feelings, and the production of mucus from die cervix, are greatly affected by how we feel. If you are tense, stressed, depressed or have drunk too much alcohol, don’t be surprised if your vagina stays dry. Some medications can alter the sex drive and can affect vaginal dryness – your doctor will be able to advise you about this. Taking more exercise may also help.
What are the different types of fibroids and how are they removed?
Fibroids may be described as subserous, intramural or submucous depending on where they are situated in the uterus. The site of the fibroid is an important consideration when deciding how it will be removed.
Subserous fibroids protrude from the outer surface of the uterus, intramural fibroids are buried in the wall of the uterus, and submucous fibroids protrude from the endometrial lining into the interior of the uterus. A further term used to describe fibroids is pedunculated. Pedunculated fibroids, usually of the subserous or submucous variety, grow at the end of a stalk.
When myomectomy is chosen as the treatment method for fibroids, the abdominal approach to entering the uterus is chosen if the fibroid is subserous or intramural. (The abdominal approach may be open cut or by laparoscopy.) If the fibroid is submucous or pedunculated submucous and the surgeon is sufficiently skilled, a hysteroscopic myomectomy maybe carried out.
It is thought that all of us have the ability to go into a hypnotic state when the circumstances are suitable. A hypnotist provides these suitable circumstances. To go into hypnosis, it is important for the person to focus on some idea and concentrate on it. We all go into a form of mild hypnosis when we watch a good movie. We become totally involved with the personalities of the characters and sometimes we feel as if we are part of the movie. Some of us may have tears in our eyes when there is sadness in the story, and we may become tense when there are dangerous or horrifying scenes. We can be so involved with the movie that sometimes we may not be aware of our surroundings. We are dissociating ourselves from our normal lives and we momentarily identify ourselves with the characters in the movie.
The swinging of a pocket watch by the magician allows the lady to focus all her attention on the watch. Nowadays it is possible for a person to go into hypnosis by just fixing his eyes on an imaginary point in front of him. With the appropriate suggestions from the hypnotist, the person’s scope of awareness will gradually become narrower and narrower. The appropriate suggestion is important to constrict the scope of awareness away from the surroundings. The result is that the person dissociates and detaches from his thoughts, so that his thinking then follows the suggestion of the hypnotist.