Sexuality can be an important part of a happy and healthy life. Until recently, medical companies devoted most of their time and research into the development of products and medicines that are facing male sexual dysfunction. However, if the goal is a better sex life for all, the needs of women should be taken into account as well as addressing the problems that affect them, i.e. vaginal dryness.

Clearly a woman may suffer from vaginal dryness at any age. However, the problem is often associated only with menopause: at this stage of life estrogen levels are decreasing and one of the roles of estrogen is to keep the walls of the vagina hydrated and healthy.

Erectile dysfunction drugs have enabled men to maintain a healthy sex life over time. This has rightly created the impression that the medical industry is facing the issue unequally. These pharmaceutical advances for men have created problems for many women who have chronic dryness in the vagina, making response to the increased expectations of their partners more difficult. Physical (but also possible consequential psychological) indications associated with a woman’s vaginal dryness can directly lead to the conclusion that vaginal hydration may be required.

Vaginal dryness can become quite annoying. Symptoms include

  • irritation

  • itching

  • burning sensation

  • pain

and if left untreated, this situation can lead to

  • atrophic vaginitis

  • bleeding

  • urinary discomfort

  • bladder infections

  • dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)

If a woman shows some of these signs or symptoms, it is likely that her sex life will be affected. Many postpone the search for treatment, often being unwilling to talk about this issue and until recently, because of the lack of attention by the pharmaceutical industry.

Accepting the problem and recognizing the symptoms of vaginal dryness is the first, necessary step. The decision to deal with the situation is the next. There are various choices in this direction, with varying results.

Many women choose a lubricant in the prospect of dry, painful sexual intercourse. This can provide some help by temporarily completing the natural body lubrication and relieving for a while. However, this is a totally ephemeral solution with strict short-term action.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is often used, especially for menopausal women. However, hormone therapy is not suitable for all cases and presents potential risks, such as blood clotting and faster development of early breast cancer.

Nowadays, the greater emphasis is on hormone-free choices. Local moisturizers can offer long-lasting, in-depth hydration of the vaginal mucosa and effectively treat the annoying symptoms of atrophic vaginitis or vaginal dryness. It is the suitable solution for women who do not wish to undergo HRT.

Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of the human body and helps hydration and restoration of the natural vaginal ecosystem. GYNORM is a gynecological high-purity gel. Its high concentration in sodium hyaluronate (5 ml by volume) and high molecular weight (over 2,000,000 Daltons) make it the top choice for the treatment of vaginal dryness and long-term relief of irritation, itching, burning sensation and pain without any side effects.

GYNORM is sold in selected pharmacies and is indicated for atrophic and dystrophic vaginal conditions due to estrogen deficiency, as well as other cases of vaginal dryness and associated symptoms (due to frequent enema, syringe procedures, gastric disorders, administration of antibiotic, hormones or contraceptives, etc). It is very easy to use. The recommended dose for vaginal mucosal dryness is 5 ml, 1-2 times a day, until the symptoms are relieved.

GYNORM is manufactured in Italy (CE) by Diaco Biofarmaceutici and represented in Greece by BlueMed Healthcare Products.