Menopausal dryness

Relieve menopausal vaginal dryness naturally with YES® VM

As many as 80% of women entering menopause are affected by vaginal dryness and about 50% of women post-menopause continue to experience vaginal dryness. The dryness occurs as a result of hormonal changes that are a natural part of menopause and can cause discomfort and pain, particularly during sexual intercourse. While there are a number of treatments available on the market, most contain hormones or chemicals that can be irritating to your delicate tissues.

What causes menopausal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is one of the most common symptoms of menopause and its onset can be fairly sudden at any stage of the menopause. Menopausal vaginal dryness mainly affects women between 40-65 years although it can happen at any time for reasons other than menopause.

It can be a shock to feel suddenly let down by one’s body and vaginal dryness can significantly impact sexual intercourse and intimacy for some women and leave many feeling inadequate, guilty and confused. It is not necessary to suffer in silence though and there are remedies to replace vaginal moisture and improve elasticity and skin quality.

The mucous membranes of the vagina produce a fluid or natural lubricant that keeps the vagina moist, elastic and strong. Estrogen in the body encourages the vaginal tissues to produce this lubricant which is acidic to help protect the vagina from bacterial and fungal infections.

As oestrogen levels fall during menopause, the vaginal tissues produce less of this lubricant which can cause the vagina to become dry and the tissues to lose their elasticity and strength. As the vaginal tissues become thinner they become more fragile and sensitive.


What are the symptoms of dryness due to menopause?

The symptoms of menopausal vaginal dryness are:

  • Itching, dryness, burning, irritation, soreness or pain during sexual intercourse. Without its natural lubrication the vagina becomes more fragile, less lubrication means more friction, which can damage the thinning vaginal mucosal membranes. Bleeding after intercourse can be a sign of vaginal tissue rupture. Forceful penetration can tear the fragile vaginal tissues.
  • Menopausal itching is a very distressing symptom and can be internal or external. External itching can be due to the vulval tissues drying and losing their acidic and protective moisture.
  • An increased susceptibility to infection is another possibility with menopause vaginal dryness. As the acidity of the vagina reduces, the usual protective vaginal environment loses its ability to fight vaginal infections such as Candida albicans (thrush) and other micro-organisms.


What are the treatments for menopausal dryness?

One of the most common seems to be “try to have sexual intercourse as often as possible”. This increases the blood flow, helps stimulate natural lubricant production and so keeps the vagina moist. In fact, abstinence from sexual intercourse is thought to make menopause vaginal dryness worse. This is the “use-it-or-lose-it” approach.

The treatment options include:

  1. HRT and local estrogen application (such as vaginal rings, pessaries and creams).
  2. Personal lubricants during sexual intercourse, to make sex less painful.
  3. Vaginal moisturisers for regular rehydration of the vaginal tissues. This is a similar principle to facial moisturisers.

Lubricant or Vaginal Moisturiser – which should you use to treat menopausal dryness?



How YES VM helps to relieve menopausal dryness

YES® VM Vaginal Moisturiser is a natural plant polymer based moisturiser that protects and rehydrates sensitive tissues naturally, protecting them from vaginal infections by helping to restore the vagina’s naturally acidic environment. YES® VM is certified organic making it the purest solution to the symptoms of menopausal vaginal dryness. Case studies have confirmed that YES® VM’s unique, pH matched patented plant-based formulation provides instant relief from itching soreness and discomfort as well as offering long term relief when used regularly.

Mr Nick Panay BSc MBBS MRCOG MFSRH – Director of the West London Menopause and PMS Centre

“In my capacity as a Consultant Gynaecologist with a special interest in premature menopause, I see many women suffering from menopausal vaginal atrophy, whose symptoms can be significantly eased through the use of an appropriate vaginal moisturiser / lubricant. Based on my professional experience of such products, and the feedback from my patients I can say without hesitation that the YES range proves to be the one of the most successful in combating the discomfort of dryness. I have confidence that its natural formulation affords effective re-moisturisation, while treating sensitive tissues with great gentleness.”

Why use YES® VM to treat menopausal dryness?

  • Non-chemical, hypoallergenic, gentle, pure and free from all known skin irritants.
  • Provides instant relief from dryness, irritation and discomfort.
  • Used frequently, it will resolve, soothe and rehydrate dry tissues.
  • Suitable for use primarily as a vaginal moisturiser but can be used for intimacy too.
  • pH balanced to restore and maintain the typical acidic vaginal environment. This ensures you retain your natural protection against thrush and bacterial infections.
  • Hormone and paraben free; no known contraindications.
  • Recommended by healthcare professionals.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed

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