Solution to vaginal dryness
VAGINAL dryness is one of the most common and irritating symptoms of menopause that many women experience due to severe oestrogen deprivation.
Decreased oestrogen induces thinning and loss of suppleness of the vaginal walls and reduction in vaginal lubricating fluid.
If a woman has soreness, burning sensation, tears in the vaginal walls or pain and discomfort during or even without sexual activity, in the external genital or vaginal area, it could be a sign of vaginal dryness.
Vaginal dryness is also common among non-menopausal women such as breast or ovarian cancer survivors, pregnant or breastfeeding women and women taking oral contraceptive pills.
Yet many women suffer in silence as they feel too embarrassed to seek help over this and also are unaware of the problems.
This can put a strain on intimate relationships and have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life.
A recent Nielsen survey reported that two-thirds of women are physically and emotionally affected by vaginal dryness.
But due to increased life span among Malaysians, women spend one-third of their lives with menopause, making finding the solution for vaginal dryness difficult.
Previously, gels or lubricants have been the standard treatment method for vaginal dryness sufferers, as creams against the condition contain hormones.
These are aqueous solutions that often have no soothing components.
These products are short-term answers as they dry up, leaving behind an unpleasant residue.
Another popular choice is female hygiene washes as the first suspicion is an infection or that the vaginal area is not clean.
But with vaginal dryness, cleansing and cleaning worsen the situation and is definitely not the right solution.
The constant washing, friction and presence of detergents inhibit the skin’s ability to reconstruct a protective acid mantle and the skin cannot regenerate itself quickly enough.
Skin responds by becoming irritated with manifestation of redness, itching or burning.
A long-term disruption of the acid protective mantle can occur, allowing pathogens to colonise and spread, potentially also entering the vagina.
This explains why a study found that only 10% of respondents were satisfied with their treatment methods for vaginal dryness.
Vagisan Moisturising Cream is a premier vaginal cream in Germany and the first non-hormonal vaginal moisturising cream in Malaysia.
Its double-effect feature moisturises and soothes irritation, and it is clinically proven to treat and reduce vaginal dryness.
Vagisan treats vaginal dryness without side effects on other health products, does not affect hormones and is suitable to use inside and outside the vagina.
For women who cannot or do not want to use hormones, Vagisan is an alternative.
Vagisan’s unique formula provides moisture and soothing lipids to the dry skin which helps to relieve the symptoms of dryness inside the vagina and on the external area of the vagina (vulva area).
It does not contain hormones and is set at pH4.5, which corresponds to a healthy vaginal pH, providing relief right after the first application.
Regular use of Vagisan helps prevent irritation and inflammation in the genital area and keeps it moist and healthy.
Vagisan is available in all leading retail pharmacies.
Nielsen report, vaginal dryness: A Malaysian Women Context, Oct 2016
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Regular use of Vagisan helps to prevent irritation and inflammation in the genital area and keeps it moist and healthy.