Low oestrogen levels are a prime cause of vaginal dryness. Your oestrogen levels may drop during and after menopause, after giving birth and whilst breastfeeding. Treatments such as chemo or radiation can also be to blame as are certain medications. Another culprit that can trigger vaginal dryness is douching. And then of course, it also makes sense that lack of adequate foreplay and arousal prior to sexual intercourse can result in the vagina not being moist enough.¹
Symptoms of vaginal dryness include vaginal itching, burning, discomfort and painful intercourse.1 With all of these embarrassing and inconvenient symptoms, it’s not surprising that a study showed that vaginal dryness had a negative impact on a woman’s self-esteem, and consequently on her intimate relationship with her partner.²
While oestrogen creams and vaginal tablets are commonly used to treat the condition,1 vaginal moisturisers can also be helpful.
Moisturising products one might want to consider using, include the GynaGuard Daily Control Intimate Comfort Gel which soothes and relieves intimate irritation and discomfort, while assisting with odour control at the same time. It has a light, non-greasy formula and is easy to use.³
The remaining products in the GynaGuard range, have been proactively formulated to promote optimal vaginal pH control. Products are categorised into ranges for ease of use: the Comfort Range is your gentle, go-to range for everyday feminine hygiene. It consists of the Essential Intimate Wash, Intimate Cleansing pH Bar, Daily Comfort Sensitive Wipes and Foam Bath (Fragrance-Free and Lightly Fragranced variants).
The Control Range focuses on restoring pH balance and soothing discomfort and irritations and includes Ultimate Intimate Wash and Vaginal Capsules.
GynaGuard gets women and believes it’s within every woman’s right to be pHenomenal, 24/7!
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1. Vaginal dryness: causes and moisturizing treatments. WebMed. [cited 2019 Oct 04]; Available from: https://www.webmd.com/women/guide/vaginal-dryness-causes-moisturizing-treatments#1.
2. Guidozzi F, Thomas C, Smith T, et al. Clarifying vaginal atrophy’s impact On Sex and Relationships (CLOSER) survey in South Africa. Climateric 2017;20(1):49-54.
3. GynaGuard Daily Intimate Comfort Gel Product Summary Leaflet.
4. GynaGuard Intimate Lubricating Gel Product Summary Leaflet.
GynaGuard® Vaginal Capsules. Each vaginal capsule contains Lactobacillus gasseri EB01; Lactobacillus rhamnosus PB01 (Total count: 0,2 x 109 CFU). Health Supplement. This unregistered medicine has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use. Consult your doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional for advice before using GynaGuard® Vaginal Capsules. Adcock Ingram Limited. Reg. No. 1949/034385/06. Private Bag X69, Bryanston, 2021, South Africa. Tel. +27 11 635 0000. www.adcock.com. 202103161093522. Customer Care: 0860 ADCOCK/232625. www.gynaguard.co.za April 2021.