Vaginal dryness: silent suffering of many women

The problem of irritated and dry mucous membranes in the genital area affects many women. Almost one in five menopausal women, but also pregnancy, stress or drug side effects of certain anti-cancer drugs can lead to a loss of moisture content in the skin, especially in the vagina. Accompanying symptoms such as burning, itching and an unpleasant feeling of tightness can significantly affect the physical well-being. In addition, there is often another stressful point: Many affected persons are also impaired in their natural femininity. They can no longer be "quite a woman" and no longer enjoy their body and sexuality. Moisturizing creams and gels often only help for a short time. Nevertheless, only an estimated one in four patients discusses the problem with their doctor and seeks advice. Vaginal dryness is still perceived as a taboo subject.

Whatever the cause – vaginal dryness is usually a significant limitation on their quality of life for affected women. To alleviate the symptoms of vaginal dryness, prescriptive, hormone-containing supplements are often used, but these can lead to unwanted side effects. On the other hand, creams, gels and vaginal suppositories usually have only a short-term effect and are difficult to use in everyday life. Those who are skeptical about hormone supplements and do not expect a permanent solution from locally applied gels should seek advice on special herbal supplements (eg femisanite) from the pharmacy or gynecologist, who can provide better nutrition and a healthy body from outside and inside. Skin cells, like all other cells of the human body, need adequate supply of the known nutrients such as antioxidant phytochemicals, fatty acids and vitamins.