A woman’s health also passes through her most intimate parts. Let’s find out how to tell if the vagina is okay.
The health of the vagina is important. Taking care of your private parts is essential to avoid future problems. To live a peaceful sex life, avoid infections and risks in pregnancy O if you want to have children they are important one proper hygiene, regular medical visits and paying attention to the body’s signals.
Some have asked themselves a question that is very embarrassing, but which has to do with the health of the vagina: what should it smell like?
Health of the vagina: the smell is important to understand if it is healthy
Each vagina, in fact, has its own smell due to the bacteria present in the intimate parts, hormones and pheromones.
The smell is also determined by diet, hygiene habits and the type of linen that you wear.
It is practically impossible for a vagina to be odorless. Each has its own and it is normal. Experts say that basically the smell is what is emitted by our body when we sweat. A kind of personal smell, perfectly healthy and normal.
However, there are cases in which the smell indicates some problem, let’s see when this situation occurs.
A woman’s vagina is healthy when it smells slightly pungent. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin MD, professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale University School of Medicine, explains about the Mirror that it is difficult to explain how the vagina is supposed to smell, while it is a lot easier to understand when something is wrong.
A vagina it shouldn’t smell like rotten fish or anything else rotten. Bad smell is caused by bacterial vaginosis. That is, it depends on an imbalance in the bacteria, between the good ones and the bad ones. THE bad bacteria are anaerobic ones, which tend to overgrow and cause a bad smell
Obviously, there are times when the vagina may smell different than usual, harder. Normally this happens during the menstrual cycle and after sexual intercourse.
It must also be remembered that the vagina is self-cleaning and naturally produces residues or leaks to expel germs. If these residues change color, it is probably a sign that something is wrong. Normal losses range from white to yellow, but if they turn greyish or green then that’s not good. Better to see the doctor. Even more so if there is also an itching sensation.
After explaining when a vagina is healthy and when it is not, we leave you some tips on how to keep it healthy.
Health of the vagina: the rules to follow
Here are some simple rules and good habits to keep the vagina healthy.
- Bacterial balance. We need to cut down on foods that can negatively impact your microbiome and thus increase your smell, like animal proteins, dairy products and coffee. Eating foods such as lemons and leafy vegetables, on the other hand, helps maintain a bacterial balance.
- Replacement of underwear. Changing underwear every day is obviously important, but going to sleep without it is equally important, at least for half of the month. This way you will do breathe your vagina. Then remember to wear panties in cotton or natural fibers, avoiding synthetic.
- Avoid aggressive products. Beware of intimate hygiene products. Avoid those that are too aggressive, especially salts or scented creams. Instead, choose the products that help to balance the ph.
- Check your hormone level. Beware of hormones and hormonal problems. If you suffer from it, get regular checkups and also pay attention to the birth control pill. The pill has an impact on hormones and your microbiome and can lead to infections. Contraceptives such as vaginal ring or coil can also create problems. In these cases, experts recommend taking D-Mannose supplements, a sugar extracted from larch or birch
- Beware of sex. Take care of your vagina also in sexual life, do not stress it and use natural products to moisturize it, such as aloe vera.
In any case, make it a habit to periodically check your vagina to make sure everything is okay. For any doubt there is a gynecologist
We remind you of our article on vagina health and 10 situations that can harm it.
What do you think unimamme? Do you take care of your private parts? And have you explained it to your daughters?
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