Prevent and treat vaginal dryness
Intimate care to improve your quality of life.
Vaginal dryness occurs due to the decrease in fluids in the female genital tract.
Taking care of health is to gain quality of life and maintain a good quality of life and beneficial to health. And in women’s health, as well as in a good quality of life for women, intimate care plays a tremendously important role.
We are all aware that maintaining proper care of our intimate area should be part of our daily routine. A healthy routine provides well-being, prevents diseases and promotes pleasant sexual relations.
Consult your pharmacist and visit your gynecologist to prevent and treat vaginal dryness.
When, for various reasons, discomfort, pain or pathologies occur, it is essential to react in time and consult with our gynecologist or gynecologist to identify the causes and apply the treatments that the professionals prescribe. No friendly advice, no close experience, no information found on the Internet is a substitute for a specialist’s diagnosis.
If the discomfort is mild and we believe that it may be something specific, the first step is to go directly to our trusted pharmacy and consult with the pharmacist or pharmacist to have a first authorized opinion.
The lack of lubrication in the intimate area of the woman can cause a sensation of discomfort, vaginal itching and irritation, and pain during sexual intercourse that can be quite unpleasant.
Although it is true that it is during menopause when there are more cases of vaginal dryness, currently official statistics place the percentage of women who suffer from this problem in the 2 or 3 years following the last menstrual cycle at 47%, it is equally true that to prevent its appearance, or minimize its effects, a few simple guidelines help a lot:
- Good hydration all year round, not just in the hottest seasons.
- Maintain an active and balanced rhythm of life according to age and physical conditions.
- Reduce or avoid alcohol consumption.
- Avoid tobacco.
- Use soaps and intimate hygiene products that do not alter the PH of the body.
- A healthy sex life.
Vaginal dryness conditions sexual intercourse.
In this last point, sexual life, is where the most common symptom of vaginal dryness manifests itself: pain during intimate relationships. The lack of estrogen production produces less lubrication and, therefore, makes intercourse difficult due to the lack of fluid in the vaginal mucosa, making it little or not at all pleasant and even painful.
Dyspareunia, also called coitalgia, is painful intercourse, pain that can range from irritation to deep pain and can occur before, during, or even after sexual intercourse. Pain in sexual intercourse can cause loss of pleasure in the couple’s relationship, decrease in desire, affecting a woman’s self-esteem, and can negatively impact her interpersonal relationships.
Vaginal dryness: a problem that does not only appear with menopause.
Vaginal dryness is one of the most common conditions during menopause, but it can appear at any age. The main reason for this condition is the decrease in estrogen levels in the body, which causes dryness and itching in the genital organs.
Vaginal dryness affects a large number of women at some point in their life. There are many causes that can reduce vaginal hydration, such as: the decrease in the level of estrogens, use of contraceptives, during pregnancy, postpartum or breastfeeding, in menopause, due to stress, due to the use of certain medications or products for hygiene.
In addition to affecting sexual intercourse, the decrease in vaginal discharge usually causes burning when urinating, itching and itching around the vagina and even inside it, affecting the daily activity of the woman and her quality of life.
Factors that can enhance vaginal dryness.
Alterations in blood glucose levels cause a reduction in blood flow in the walls of the vagina and, as a consequence, vaginal dryness appears. As a result of this, the lubrication of the genital area is not adequate and sexual relations can be uncomfortable, even painful.
Being overweight is the cause of multiple health problems and many pathologies that affect different parts of the body. In addition, being overweight is almost always related to a sedentary lifestyle, which causes muscle flaccidity, a flaccidity that also affects the muscles of the vagina and pelvic area. Toning the muscles of the pelvic area activates blood circulation and proper hydration.
A prolonged state of stress or anxiety has multiple negative impacts on the body, one of which is dehydration. When we are nervous, our water level in the body decreases and the balance of mineral salts and electrolytes such as sodium and potassium is altered.
Let us bear in mind, on the other hand, that these factors do not appear individually and in isolation, but that some are triggers, cause or effect of the others. A picture of being overweight increases the propensity to suffer from diabetes. Ongoing stress is an anxiety trigger that can lead to a sedentary lifestyle and lead to weight gain.
Treatment of vaginal dryness.
The treatments used to alleviate the symptoms are divided into non-hormonal and hormonal, vaginal lubricants and vaginal moisturizers.
The Spanish Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (SEGO) For symptoms such as vaginal dryness or dyspareunia associated with vaginal atrophy, the first line of treatment is vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, in order to restore urogenital physiology and relieve symptoms.
Vaginal dryness can be controlled by the regular use of vaginal moisturizing agents that deeply hydrate and adding intimate lubricants that act on the surface, achieving a double effect: improving vaginal dryness and viscoelasticity.
At present, the use of hyaluronic acid in vaginal cream is the treatment of choice alternative to vaginal hormonal therapy, due to its moisturizing and lubricating properties, and its short-term effectiveness.
Among the benefits of hyaluronic acid, its ability to retain large amounts of water stands out, in a percentage equivalent to a thousand times its weight. Provides hydration and stimulates the production of collagen, favoring the tonicity, elasticity and regeneration of the tissue, thus promoting the recovery and natural hydration of the vaginal mucosa when there is dryness.
There are products on the market, like our Seidigyn range ® developed to protect and regenerate the skin and mucous membranes, promote the natural hydration of the vagina and recover it in cases of dryness.
The use of these products provides relief from the set of symptoms associated with vaginal atrophy and dryness, maintains the intimate pH at its physiological levels, and favors sexual intercourse.