CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- As reported in a recent issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, women suffering from feminine dryness due to menopause can alleviate symptoms by using Replens Long-Lasting Vaginal Moisturizer, instead of relying on estrogen treatments, which may carry harmful side effects.
"In a randomized trial, a polycarbophil-based vaginal moisturizer available over the counter (Replens) provided relief of vaginal symptoms that was equivalent to that of vaginal estrogen ...," stated the article from the Nov. 30th, issue entitled "Management of Menopausal Symptoms," by Deborah Grady, M.D., M.P.H. "Oral phytoestrogens have not proved to be effective for the treatment of vaginal symptoms."
Several studies over the past few years have raised concerns over the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and this article confirmed that women did not need to resort to hormones for the treatment of vaginal dryness as the over-the-counter solution Replens is equally effective.
"By the year 2030, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.2 billion women will be age 50 and older," said Karin Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas (http://www.redhotmamas.org ), the nation's largest menopause-education program offered in 80 hospitals in 29 states. "Few life events affect as many people as menopause. Women and their physicians should discuss the many non- hormonal solutions to combat menopause and age related issues. This New England Journal of Medicine article emphasizes to women that Replens is effective in treating vaginal dryness and it is an effective alternative to hormone therapy for feminine dryness."
Vaginal dryness is one of the most common concerns of menopausal women. Symptoms of vaginal dryness include irritation, itching, burning, and soreness. If left untreated, this condition can lead to more serious problems such as vaginitis, bleeding, urinary discomfort, bladder infections, and painful intercourse.
Replens Vaginal Moisturizer is an estrogen-free, long-lasting vaginal moisturizer. One treatment delivers continuous moisture for three days, providing safe, effective, and soothing relief and helps vaginal tissues to regenerate.
The New England Journal of Medicine November 30, 2006 Number 22
Replens Clinical Studies