Women undergoing chemotherapy for cancer will often experience symptoms of early menopause. Additionally chemotherapy medications irritate all mucous membranes in the body, including the lining of the vagina, which may become dry and inflamed.

Women who are receiving chemotherapy treatment often report decreased sexual desire. Patients may also experience:

  • Hot flushes
  • Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal tightness
  • Irregular or no menstrual periods

Many health professional recommend that women use vaginal dilators to help manage some of the vaginal side effects of chemotherapy. Vaginal dilators are used to gently stretch the vaginal tissue, gradually making it more elastic and flexible over time. We only recommend Soul Source silicone dilators as they are smooth, soft and flexible unlike plastic alternatives. They come in a wide range of sizes and can be purchased individually or in sets.

YES Organic Vaginal Moisturisers and Lubricants are hormone and paraben free and offer a natural solution to manage the vaginal and vulval symptoms of treatment as a natural alternative when HRT is contraindicated.

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