How To Keep Your Vagina Healthy


A healthy vagina should be naturally acidic and contain high amounts of good bacteria that help fight infections and to maintain its pH. Secretion of small amounts of losses is also normal. But when the vaginal flora is unbalanced, an infection can occur.


Vaginitis

It is an inflammation of the vagina, most often due to infection that disrupts the bacteria present in the organ. It is manifested by irritation, itching or pain. The secretion of vaginal discharge is also known as abnormal when it is too abundant.

Vaginitis is very common and is one of the most common reasons why women go to their gynecologist. According to numerous studies, 75% of women will be affected at least once in their lives by vaginitis.

What are the symptoms of a vagina in poor health?

  • Burning sensation at the vulva and vagina
  • abnormal amounts of vaginal discharge
  • inflamed membranes, red and painful
  • Bad smell
  • What are the factors involved?
  • antibiotics or corticosteroids
  • Pregnancy which increases the temperature and moisture of the vagina and hormonal changes
  • Diabetes or high sugar consumption
  • sexually transmitted diseases and HIV infection
  • Contraceptive pill
  • Obesity
  • Tight clothing or synthetic underwear (not cotton)
  • What foods for a healthy vagina?

A healthy and balanced diet, in addition to a sufficient intake of water is vital to maintaining a healthy vagina. Here are some foods to choose:

Cranberry juice

At first, scientists thought that acidic berries acted directly killing bacteria, but studies have recently shown that this drink prevented certain bacteria from sticking to the bladder walls. Indeed, cranberry juice is rich in flavonoids and proanthocyanidins, which inhibit the growth of E. coli and reach the cells of the bladder. It has antibacterial properties that help prevent urinary tract infections in women.


Foods rich in vitamin E

They are usually rich in antioxidants, the benefits on the body have no equal. You will find in avocado, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, kiwi, mango, etc.

The water

The different mucous membranes (nose, mouth ...) must be constantly hydrated for proper operation. This is also the case of the vagina, to avoid odors. So drink sufficient amounts of water.

What behaviors to adopt?

Not to douching and soap
Douching can reduce the pH of the vagina and normalize (between 3.8 and 4.5). If a strong smell coming, go immediately to the gynecologist. Never use scented soaps since they dry the vulva. Pick rather neutral pH, or simply wash off with warm water.

Your underwear should always be cotton, so as to allow the vagina to breathe and absorb moisture.

Use of the lubricant

Vaginal dryness can be caused by the consumption of drugs such as antidepressants, birth control pills or antihistamines. It may also occur before menopause or after pregnancy. A dry vagina is unpleasant and makes intercourse painful.

Use a natural lubricant like coconut oil which is moisturizing, antiviral and antifungal. Mix it with a bit of pure honey and apply the mixture on your private parts.

Use condoms
Condoms protect against STDs and unwanted pregnancies but also help prevent fungal infections or cystitis.

What hurts your vagina?

Avoid refined foods such as white bread, red meat, overly fatty or sweet foods, and flee antibiotics because they kill bacteria that keep the vagina healthy. However, if you are obliged to take, consume probiotics (yogurt preferably goat's milk) in parallel to mitigate the damage.


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