Hyalofemme is a hormone free, clear, odourless gel formulated with Hydeal-DTM to provide you with quick, long lasting relief from the burning, itching and irritation associated with vaginal dryness.
Hydeal-DTM is a unique formulation of sodium hyaluronate. Sodium hyaluronate is a natural molecule, produced by your body in hydration and repair of tissues. Sodium hyaluronate has long been trusted by healthcare professionals, and has excellent hydrating properties.
Studies have shown that Hyalofemme quickly and significantly reduces symptoms of burning, itching and irritation associated with vaginal dryness, when it is applied just once every three days. Unlike a lubricant, it can provide lasting hydration, which means you don’t have to apply it so frequently. Because it's hormone free, Hyalofemme can be used by patients for whom hormonal products are not recommended, and can provide added benefit for those already using hormonal products.
Unlike some other vaginal moisturisers, Hyalofemme does not smell, discolour or result in messy lumps and discharge, even when it is used in the long term. In fact, after using the product for 30 days, nearly 80% of women reported feeling absolutely no messy sensation, and 100% of women reported no bad smells, even though only 37% could say this at the start of the trial.
Hyalofemme is less expensive to buy over the counter than the leading vaginal moisturiser. Hyalofemme is now also reimbursable on the NHS.
Hyalofemme comes in a 30g tube, with a convenient re-usable applicator.
Vaginal Dryness and the Menopause
After the menopause, it is estimated that one in two women will suffer from vaginal dryness. According to the International Menopause Society's 2010 'recommendations for the management of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy', only one in four of those women will seek help from a healthcare professional.
Women suffering from vaginal dryness can find sexual activity painful, and even day to day tasks such as walking or standing can be uncomfortable. A healthy vagina is very important to a woman's sense of wellbeing and if left untreated it can get worse, and significantly impact her quality of life and sexual health.
So why aren't women seeking treatment?
A UK survey of women aged 55-85 years (n=2045) found that in response to a question on vaginal dryness:
- 42% did not seek treatment as in their view it was not important
- 13% think it is something they should put up with
- 10% were too embarrassed to discuss the problem with their doctor
- 36% preferred to seek non prescription treatments
Hyalofemme is a hormone free, non prescription moisturiser, which can provide long lasting relief from the discomfort of vaginal dryness.
Hormones and vaginal dryness
Reduced levels of estrogen can cause vaginal dryness. When hormone levels are reduced, so is the amount of vaginal fluid secreted. This, combined with other hormonal effects such as an altered vaginal PH, reduced blood flow to the vaginal tissues and changes to the lining of the vagina, or 'epithelium', can result in discomfort such as burning and itching.
Urinary tract health is also related to vaginal health, and women suffering from vaginal dryness are often susceptible to urinary tract infections among others. Click here for information on urinary tract infections such as cystitis.