Vaginal dryness – common intimate health issue in diabetic patients
Many women with diabetes experience problems in the intimate area. Female sexual dysfunction is more prevalent in women with diabetes compared to women without diabetes[1, 2, 3], with about 18 to 42 % affected. Among postmenopausal women vaginal dryness is even more prevalent in women with diabetes as compared to women without diabetes. Possible mechanisms of female sexual dysfunction include damage to nerve fibers and difficulties in arousal resulting in less lubrication or a decrease in vaginal blood flow, both, due to diabetes.[1, 4]
Common symptoms of vaginal dryness
Vaginal dryness is often accompanied by other symptoms, such as itching, burning, minor lesions and soreness in the vagina, the vaginal opening, and the external intimate area. This can bring considerate discomfort in the daily life and relationship with the partner.
Smooth-melting pessary against vaginal dryness
With Vagisan Moisturising Cremolum, women suffering from vaginal dryness, are getting a chance to manage this intimate problem.
Vagisan Moisturising Cremolum is a hormone-free pessary with a special composition. It contains not only hard fat but also emulsifiers. After insertion in the vagina, it absorbs vaginal fluid and forms a smooth and soothing cream just within 30 minutes.
Hormone-free cream against vaginal dryness
For those who suffer from dryness in the external intimate area or prefer using a cream instead of pessaries, the Vagisan Moisturising Cream is recommended.
Unlike water-based gels, Vagisan Moisturising Cream is a cream with a double effect: providing moisture and soothing lipids simultaneously. The cream relieves discomfort and itching – right after the first use.
- Muniyappa, R., et al. (2005). "Diabetes and female sexual dysfunction: Moving beyond "benign neglect"." Current Diabetes Reports 5(3): 230-236.
- Enzlin, P., et al. (2002). "Sexual Dysfunction in Women With Type 1 Diabetes." A controlled study 25 (4): 672-677.
- Erol, B., et al. (2002). "Sexual dysfunction in type II diabetic females: a comparative study." J Sex Marital Ther 28 Suppl 1: 55-62.
- Huang, A. J., et al. (2010). "Vaginal symptoms in postmenopausal women: self-reported severity, natural history, and risk factors." Menopause 17(1): 121-126.