Hello everyone! In today’s article, we’ll be talking about natural alternatives for dyspareunia!
01_ What Is Dyspareunia?
Dyspareunia painful intercourse is a major situation for women.
This condition can cause pain during intercourse, pelvic exams, and horse riding, or while inserting a tampon or sitting too long, etc. All of these activities can be uncomfortable.
02_ What Causes Dyspareunia?
The reason behind this condition is usually oxalates, and oxalates can form crystals that can look like razor blades. Sometimes, you can get oxalate stones as kidney stones, they may end up in the joints and they can create gout symptoms. This is called pseudogout where oxalate crystals can go into the big toe. But they can also end up in other tissues too like the vaginal area.
03_ Is Dyspareunia Treatable?
Thankfully, there are natural remedies for dyspareunia and certain foods that may be helpful. You may also want to avoid high-oxalate foods for a while to help determine if oxalates could be involved.
If you present this theory to your doctor they might go like; “well, there’s no scientific studies that relate to that”. That’s just you wasting your time.
Well! There’s a lot of women out there that have been very successful just by making a simple dietary change with maybe a few supplement recommendations. So, what do you have to lose!!!
My thought is first of all just because something doesn’t have a study doesn’t mean it’s not effective, I mean are you just going to wait for the scientific community to do a study on something that there’s no profit on you can’t necessarily make any money on it by having a food recommendation by avoiding certain things so just because a study hasn’t been done doesn’t mean that what I’m going to present is not true.
03_ High-Oxalate Foods To Avoid!
These are the high-oxalate foods that I’m going to recommend that you avoid if you have dyspareunia:
- Wheat germ;
- Black pepper;
- Swiss chard;
All of these foods have high levels of oxalates okay now realize that the oxalates come from your food, but your body can also make oxalates and they do form with calcium to make these crystals. So, let’s say for example you accidentally had some spinach, some peanuts, or something else, what you can do to reduce the effect of oxalates is consume some dairy with those products okay now it’s not going to completely eliminate it. But what’s going to happen is the calcium in the dairy is going to bind with the oxalates in your digestive system and less will be absorbed into your blood. For example, let’s say that the spinach has some cheese on it, here, the dairy can provide the calcium to reduce the effects of the oxalates the cheese has produced.
04_ Foods That Are Okay To Consume!
Foods that are okay to consume if you have dyspareunia:
- Saturated fats;
So you could definitely eat a pretty good variety of foods as sometimes, people will say; “well, the diet’s too restrictive, I can’t do it well”, how bad is this problem? Let’s weigh out the advantages and disadvantages of making these changes! I think it’s going to be worth it if you can completely resolve these symptoms.
05_ The Best Remedies For Dyspareunia!
There’s also been some connection with low B6 and having higher levels of oxalates, but if you are going to take vitamin B6 make sure it’s in a p5p form. Also, If you add calcium citrate before bed like just one tablet that can help you because again the calcium will bind with the oxalates. You can actually minimize that reabsorption especially if the oxalates are being produced in the digestive system normally there’s a microbe in the gut that’s supposed to take care of oxalates so it could be that you just don’t have that microbe for some reason, maybe you took antibiotics at some point and it killed it off and it never came back and this is why a very strong diversified microbiome in your gut is very helpful to count on this problem.
The second thing I would recommend is a product called nag and another one called CMO, they are just products to help build up the lining of the vaginal canal to help with some of this discomfort, as well you may find that if you add this things can get a little bit better.
06_ Learn More About Citrates And Oxalates!
Relating to citrates and oxlets that I’ve written an article on recently if you have not seen that one, you should definitely check it out!