A woman’s health also goes through her most intimate parts. Let’s find out how to recognize if a vagina is okay.
Vaginal health is important. Taking care of your private parts is crucial to avoid future problems. To live a peaceful sex life, avoid infections and risks in pregnancy ON if you want to have children they are important proper hygiene, regular medical visits and paying attention to bodily signals.
Some have asked themselves a question that is very embarrassing, but that has to do with vaginal health: what should it smell like?
Vaginal Health: Smell is important to understand if it is healthy
Each vagina actually has its own scent due to bacteria present in the intimate parts, hormones and pheromones.
The smell is also determined by diet, hygiene habits and type of bedding which you wear.
It’s practical it is impossible for the vagina to remain odorless. Each has its own and that is normal. Experts say that basically the smell is what our body emits when we sweat. Species personal scent, perfectly healthy and normal.
However, there are cases in which the smell indicates a problem, to see when this situation occurs.
A woman’s vagina is healthy when it smells a little pungent. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale University School of Medicine, explains in the Mirror that it’s hard to explain how a vagina should smell, even though it’s very easier to understand when something is wrong.
The vagina it should not smell like rotten fish or anything else rotten. It causes a bad smell bacterial vaginosis. That is, it depends on the imbalance in the bacteria, between good and bad. THE bad bacteria are anaerobic, which usually outgrow and cause bad odor
Obviously there are times when the vagina may smell different than usual, heavier. This usually happens during the menstrual cycle and after intercourse.
It must also be borne in mind that the vagina self-cleanses and naturally creates debris or leakage to expel germs. If these debris changes color, it’s probably a sign that something is wrong. Common losses range from white to yellow, but if they turn grayish or green, it’s not good. Better to see a doctor. Even more so if there is a feeling of itching.
After explaining when a vagina is healthy and when it isn’t, we leave you with a few tips on how to keep it healthy.
Vaginal health: rules to follow
Here are some simple rules and good habits on how to keep your vagina healthy.
- Bacterial balance. We need to reduce foods that can negatively affect your microbiome and thus increase your odor, like animal proteins, dairy products and coffee. On the other hand, eating foods like lemons and leafy vegetables helps maintain bacterial balance.
- Underwear change. Changing your underwear every day is obviously important, but going to bed without it is just as important, at least half a month. This is how you will do it inhale the vagina. Then remember to wear underpants made of cotton or natural fibers, avoiding synthetic ones.
- Avoid aggressive products. Beware of intimate hygiene products. Avoid those that are too aggressive, especially salts or scented creams. Instead, choose products that help balance ph.
- Check hormone levels. Beware of hormones and hormonal problems. If you suffer from this, check it regularly and also pay attention to birth control pills. The pill affects hormones and your microbiome and can lead to infections. Contraceptives such as a vaginal ring or coil can also create problems. In these cases, experts recommend taking supplements of D-mannose, sugar extracted from larch or birch
- Beware of sex. Take care of your vagina even in sexual life, do not emphasize it and use it with natural moisturizing products, such as aloe vera.
Either way, have a habit of checking your vagina periodically to make sure everything is okay. For any doubt there is a gynecologist
We remind you of our article on vaginal health and 10 situations that can damage it.
What do you think unimamme? Do you take care of your private parts? And did you explain that to your daughters?
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