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Everyone laughs about hot flushes, but mention vaginal dryness and watch how quickly the room clears!


In menopause there’s so much going on emotionally, psychologically and physically that vaginal itching, burning and soreness can feel like the last straw.

Vaginal dryness is bad enough on its own, but it can also lead to loss of intimacy and relationship problems.

The good news is that Hyalofemme can help with all of your menopause vaginal problems. Now that’s at least one issue you don’t have to suffer from, leaving you stronger to tackle the night sweats, memory malfunction, exponential hair growth on your chin and many other joys that accompany the Change.

Vaginal dryness is caused by hormonal changes in menopause

We explore vaginal dryness in detail here, but it is important to note one thing:

Although this is a very common condition, a large percentage of menopausal women believe that vaginal dryness is something they will have to put up with for the rest of their lives.

As a consequence, they do not consult their GP for an adequate treatment.


Gynaecologists advise: Hydrate your wrinkles, ladies!

What your body needs

Your vagina needs bodily fluids and mucus to keep it healthy, whether your sex life is active or not. Vaginal walls are wrinkled and need to stay moist to stay healthy.

Normally glands found at vaginal entrance create secretions that keep vaginal tissue hydrated and supple. While regularly moisturising the skin on your face can keep it feeling elastic and with fewer wrinkles, your vaginal tissue needs to be moisturised to KEEP its wrinkles. Oh, the irony of life...

Oestrogen, a hormone which most pre-menopausal women have plenty of, regulates the glands we mentioned. It also affects the vaginal tissue, making its lining more elastic and thicker.

Oestrogen hormone level

The oestrogen also encourages cells inside the vagina to produce glycogen. This substance encourages good bacteria to grow, protecting your vagina from infections.

Once menopause hits, oestrogen levels plummet and these secretions stop working as efficiently. The reduction in oestrogen causes the tissues around your vagina to lose water and become dryer, thinner and less elastic, similar to the skin on the rest of your body.

These dry, thin walls are susceptible to injury during sex, or even from friction caused by exercise or walking.

Normal vaginal microflora

Hormonal changes also lead to a change in vaginal pH, which could make you more prone to vaginal infections.

Symptoms of vaginal dryness come and go to begin with, and take months, or even years to fully develop. If untreated, the symptoms become worse as menopause progresses, and can even develop into vaginal atrophy. The atrophy can become so bad that some women can no longer walk.

This is why gynaecologists now advise that menopausal women should hydrate their vaginas regardless if they feel the symptoms of vaginal dryness or not. This can be achieved by using vaginal moisturisers.


It’s important to understand that Hyalofemme is a moisturiser rather than a lubricant

The difference is that moisturiser adds moisture to the tissue, the same way a face cream does to your face. You want a vaginal moisturiser that is muco-adhesive so that it will stay put for hours and improve the condition of the tissue (Hyalofemme is particularly good at this - here we explain why). Make sure to ask if your vaginal moisturiser is muco-adhesive.

In contrast, lubricant sits on the surface of the skin or vagina to stop friction caused by movement, especially during sex. They are only useful for a short period of time.

For more information about the menopause, visit Menopause Matters website where you will find ample resources.