The menopause brings all kinds of changes for women, that’s why it’s called The Change of Life. It’s a big title for a big deal. And there’s so much going on emotionally, psychologically and physically that the last thing you need is vaginal itching, burning, soreness or infections, which are bad enough on their own but can in turn lead to loss of intimacy and relationship problems. The good news is that Hyalofemme can stop all these vaginal symptoms, so that’s one area you don’t have to deal with, leaving you stronger to tackle the night sweats, memory malfunction, exponential hair growth on your chin or many other irritants that can come with the Change.
Although it 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, and therefore do not consult their GP for an adequate treatment. A simple Hyalofemme prescription could solve this problem. If you would like your GP to prescribe Hyalofemme to you, please download and print out the GP letter, which contains all the necessary information for a Hyalofemme prescription.
It’s important to understand that Hyalofemme is a moisturiser rather than a lubricant. The difference is that a moisturiser adds moisture to the tissue, the same as body lotion or face cream so it stays there for a long time and improves the condition of the tissue (Hyalofemme is particularly good at this, see the section Why Hyalofemme). A lubricant sits on the surface of the skin or vagina to stop friction caused by movement especially during sex and is only useful for a short time.
A dry vagina and genital area is known medically as atrophic vaginitis. Prior to menopause, the skin and tissues around the vagina stay moist and are kept supple by body fluids and mucus, both of which are excreted from glands found at the neck of the womb. And 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.
Oestrogen, a hormone which many women have plenty of, regulates these glands, and it also affects the vaginal tissues, making its lining more elastic, and sometimes thicker too. The levels of oestrogen also encourage cells inside the vagina to produce glycogen, a substance that encourages good bacteria to grow so that the vagina does not become prone to infection.
It’s well known that the menopause affects a woman’s hormones, and producing less oestrogen is one of its main characteristics. The reduction in oestrogen causes the tissues around the vagina to lose water and become dryer, thinner and less elastic, similar to the skin on the rest of our body. Hormonal changes also lead to a change in vaginal pH, which could make you more prone to vaginal infections.
Symptoms like these come and go to begin with, and take months, or even years to fully develop. If untreated, the symptoms of vaginal dryness become worse as menopause progresses.
For more information about the menopause, please visit Menopause Matters website.