Menopause – Dry Mucous Membranes
In connection with the menopause, oestrogen levels begin to decrease and many women experience menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes.
The mucous membranes in the vagina can be affected and become less elastic, and the vaginal tissue turn thinner and dryer. One can experience a rubbing, burning sensation in the vagina and small bleeds may occur.
When the vaginal tissue loose it’s elasticity, the muscles are no longer able to shut the urethra, which is why some women experience urine leakage when coughing or laughing.
The vaginal flora of a fertile, healthy woman is dominated by lactic acid bacteria, which create an acidic environment. An acidic environment is prerequisite for a healthy vagina.
In menopause, the pH value is higher and the environment is no longer as acidic, making the mucous more receptive to bacteria.
Lubricate the vulva
It can feel nice to lubricate the genital area when it is dry. ellen® Probiotic Intimate Cream contains lactic acid bacteria with hydrating properties and softening coconut oil.
The intimate cream is hormone-free and does not contain any water, in order not to dry out sensitive mucous membranes.