It is well known that women unlike men must have impeccable personal hygiene to prevent health problems that may sometimes prove to be very serious. A healthy vagina is characterized by a balanced ratio of acid and bacteria that help fight infections and restore the pH of the vaginal flora. Thereof it should be 4.5, and this acidity is necessary to protect the flora of all kinds of germs or infections. The vagina is known to secrete a fluid called vaginal mucosa in small quantities, just like the saliva in the mouth. The goal is to wash, clean and fight the bad bacteria. To see if your vagina is in good or bad health, we’ll show you some symptoms and signs.
- Abnormal bleeding (other than during period)
- Unpleasant odors
- Liquid secretions in large quantities
- Inflammation, red and painful mucosal
- Burning and itching in the vagina and vulva
- Abnormal vaginal dryness
- Presence of small lesions
- Bleeding during or after sex
To have a healthy vagina just follow these tips and apply them to the letter:
1 – Avoid junk foods, processed foods and anything that disrupts the pH balance
Banish entirely eating junk food, sugars, fats, sodas and processed foods. These foods are enemies of your vagina and your overall health because they are the cause of acid-base imbalance in the body. For example, sugar is one of the most acidifying foods.
2 – Accustom your body to the right diet
We are what we eat! Your personal health also depends on what you absorb. Your body needs to receive only natural foods. Preferably goat yogurt and Cranberry juices which are foods that address and promote better recovery and good health of your vagina. Thanks to its high probiotic content, yogurt ensures a good pH level and fights against yeast infections. As for the cranberry, it balances the pH level in the vagina and relieves painful urinary tract infections.
3 – Choose the right contraception
Be sure to protect yourself during intercourse. For this using a condom is the safest way to protect against STD’s such as AIDS, syphilis or fungi.
4 – Too much cleaning is bad!
Contrary to what one might think, too much washing would be very harmful to the health of your vagina. Indeed, this weakens your immune system, disrupts the natural pH of the vagina, reduces its acidity and thus promotes the installation and the proliferation of bacteria. Washing twice a day is more than enough.
5 – Pay attention to the soap!
The use of soaps is harmful to the health of the vagina. While these products can eliminate unwanted odors they affect the vaginal microflora making it more susceptible to infections. For washing, use just water because the vagina cleans itself.
6 – Banish antibiotics!
If you consume antibiotics, stop doing it, it decreases your natural immune system. If you are obliged to consume them, accompany your diet with natural ferments, yogurt and other food that contain good bacteria for the body to restore your vaginal flora and rebalance its pH.
7 – Visit to a gynecologist won’t hurt
Women must always be followed by a specialist regularly and even if they don’t suffer from any genital problem. Even the girls have to consult a doctor. Visit to a gynecologist ensures the proper functioning of your reproductive system and your vaginal health.
8 – Stop smoking!
Smoking kills but never before it damages your reproductive system. Reduce the cigarette smoking till you stop completely. In addition, nicotine and tar clog the pores of the vagina which causes proliferation of bacteria.
9 – Treat as soon as possible
If you have an infection or a yeast infection, consult a gynecologist as soon as possible. The sooner you do, the faster you will be healed.
10 – How to choose the clothes?
The vagina is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. This is why it is imperative to carefully choose the clothes, including your underwear. Prefer underwear made of natural fabrics like cotton and silk. Synthetic materials should be avoided because they cause heavy sweating and maceration, create imbalance of vaginal flora and cause fungal infections.
Also avoid tight clothes; they promote growth of bacteria and fungi which are the leading cause of vaginal infections.