Choosing the right V-gel

Choose the right V-gel for the right symptom

Several different options are available to treat vaginal dryness and depending on what is causing the symptom there will be treatment options more suitable for you. Milder symptoms of vaginal dryness can be helped by using an over-the-counter treatment that does not contain any hormone, like a cream or moisturizer. For more severe symptoms always consult with your doctor.

What is vaginal dryness?

The walls of the vagina are coated in a layer of moisture, which reduce friction during sexual intercourse and keeps the vagina lubricated. These walls can thin out when women age and the hormone production changes.

Vaginal dryness is a common symptom for many women and is often, but not always, linked to menopause and hormonal disruption.

Other reasons for experiencing this can include:

  • Breastfeeding or childbirth
  • Medications or treatments like chemotherapy
  • Medical conditions like diabetes or Sjögren’s syndrome
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Surgical removal of the ovaries
  • Severe stress
  • Rigorous exercise

Symptoms of vaginal dryness can vary and severeness varies too but there are several different treatment options available – many of which are simpler than you might think.

Itchiness, burning and pain during intercourse as result of vaginal dryness can be helped

No female body is exactly the same, which means that symptoms of vaginal dryness – and the level of severeness – differs between women. Some can suffer from itchiness, stinging and burning sensations, sometimes whilst urinating. Others can experience pain during intercourse, find that the intimate area is sore and get reoccurring urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

  • Experiencing vaginal dryness
  • Experiencing pain while having intercourse
  • Light bleeding connected to intercourse
  • Feeling sore and itchy
  • Vaginal burn
  • Reoccurring UTIs

Only use products adapted to the vaginal area

The vagina and the surrounding area is sensitive and should be treated with care. First off, you should not use just anything in an attempt to increase lubrication. The most common way of relieving your vaginal dryness is to try a moisturizer or cream. Many different options are available over the counter without a prescription. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, always consult with your doctor to discuss your treatment options.

Depending on what is causing your vaginal dryness, the treatment for relieving the symptoms will vary. Common treatment options include:

  • Vaginal moisturizers and lubricants
  • Estrogen or non-estrogen oral therapies
  • Local estrogen or DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) inserted into the vagina
  • Avoiding perfumed soaps and other toiletries which are not adapted specifically for vaginal use
  • Consider the material of underwear, cotton is suggested to be the best option

Milder symptoms of vaginal dryness can be treated with non-hormonal options

Is your vaginal dryness impacting your lifestyle? Are you avoiding certain activities or altering your life in any way consequently? Book and appointment with your doctor to find out what is causing the issue and get help with finding suitable options.

If you have not yet tested any treatment and your symptoms are mild, you could be helped by using a cream. Creams that do not contain estrogen are sometimes preferable, for example when breastfeeding. Consider your medical history before opting for a treatment containing hormones.

79% of patients in the clinically proven study were helped by VagiVital AktivGel

VagiVital AkivGel is a non-hormonal relief from vaginal dryness and has a clinically proven effect, to alleviate symptoms such as dryness, itching and irritation. And relieves discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse and urination. 

Female researchers from the Karolinska university hospital, Norrlands University Hospital and the Academic Hospital in Uppsala, found that 79% of patients in a clinically proven study experienced VagiVital helped them treat their symptoms of vaginal dryness. Read more about this research here.

VagiVital AktivGel has undergone a multi-centre clinical study on 90 patients, documenting safe and positive results. Led by a group of female scientists, professors and practicing gynecologists at Karolinska University Hospital, Uppsala University Hospital and Umeå University Hospital in Sweden, a total of 79% of patients experienced complete relief or a significant improvement in their most persistent symptoms. 

We observe positive results after 30 days (4 weeks). The results further improved during the follow-up after 12 weeks. Therefore, we typically recommend daily use for 12 weeks (3 tubes), followed by transitioning to use as needed. In user surveys, most respondents report using the product daily for 30 days. After that, it is common to switch to use every other day or every third day. 

Read more about VagiVital AktivGel here!

The following results show:

- Complete relief or significant improvement of most common symptoms (itching, irritation, stinging, discomfort during sexual intercourse or urination)

- Reduced sense of urgency to urinate

- Improvement of vaginal pH and increase of superficial cells in the vaginal tissue.

The positive effects of VagiVital are on par with those reported for most estrogen preparations, with one important difference: VagiVital is completely hormone-free. 

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