During the menopause, vaginal dryness affects more than half of women, but now Gynomunal Intimate Moisturiser offers an effective solution.

Vaginal dryness affects around half of postmenopausal women. The most common symptoms of this condition include itching, burning and soreness. Unsurprisingly, 80 per cent of women with such symptoms report a decrease in sexual desire and satisfaction. If it persists, it can also lead to pain during sexual intercourse, known as dyspareunia.

What causes vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is usually the first symptom of atrophic vaginitis, which is the thinning, dryness and inflammation of the vaginal tissues. These tissues normally make a clear lubricating fluid to keep them healthy and supple but if this doesn’t happen, vaginal dryness occurs. The main cause of the problem is a decrease in oestrogen hormone levels such as during the menopause. It can also occur while taking contraceptives, at times of stress or as a result of radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

How long does vaginal dryness last?

Vaginal dryness varies in duration depending on the underlying cause and severity. Symptoms usually appear within 12 months of the menopause, but can take up to three years or more. Unlike other symptoms of the menopause, such as hot fl ushes, which may resolve over time, atrophic vaginitis does not resolve spontaneously and can progressively worsen.

How do you cure vaginal dryness?

As few as 10 per cent of women will talk to their doctor about vaginal dryness because they are either too embarrassed to discuss it or they consider it to be a natural part of the ageing process that is not treatable. Your doctor can advise on the best treatment for you.

Gynomunal is a non-hormonal vaginal moisturising gel containing natural hop extract and Vitamin E. It has been specifically formulated for vaginal use and shown to be gentle and soothing. Importantly, unlike some products, Gynomunal has been clinically proven to provide fast relief from the symptoms of vaginal dryness. Its longlasting effects help restore vaginal moisture and promote the natural healing process.
You can buy Gynomunal at gynomunal.co.uk, and it is also available on prescription.