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Best Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

The vagina is a defining and significant part of every woman. More importantly, the vagina is easily prone to infections as it is an exposed part of the body. Hence, it is extremely important to keep it protected and follow a few hygiene practices to prevent infections and keep it healthy. Best Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

Often, you may notice a foul smelling odor from down under. This weird smelling odor can be a sign of vaginal infection. Do not ignore it. If left untreated, it can cause infections and also lead to infertility. Read on to know some of the best ways to keep your vagina healthy.

Causes of Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infections are commonly referred to as “vaginitis” which can cause inflammation of the vagina. Some of the most possible reasons of vaginal infections are:

  • Yeast infections caused by Candida albicans
  • Bacterial infections caused by bacteria found in vagina
  • Parasites that cause Trichomoniasis
  • Menopause
  • Irritants such as soaps, perfumes, and contraceptives

Best Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

The health of vagina is crucial. Most of us are unaware that minute factors can impact the hygiene and in turn affect vaginal health. Listed below are some best ways to keep vagina healthy. Best Ways to Keep Your Vagina Healthy

#1. Using Condoms

Condoms not only protect the men, but protect a woman’s vagina too. Encouraging the use of condom by your partner will protect your vagina and prevent you from getting sexually transmitted diseases like gonorrhea, HIV, Chlamydia, and genital herpes.

#2. Consume Oral Probiotics

Probiotics help in restoring the good bacteria required to keep the vagina healthy. You can either consume oral Probiotics supplements or increase the intake of Probiotics rich foods like kefir or yoghurt to improve the health of vagina.

#3. Healthy Diet

One of the most important tips to maintain vaginal health is to eat a healthy diet. A balanced and healthy diet helps prevent urinary tract infections, and yeast infections.

Healthy Diet

#4. Do Not Douch

Most of us have the habit of vaginal douching. However, your vagina has the potential to self-clean itself. Vaginal douching can alter the natural pH and this can result in preterm birth, infertility, and vaginal infections.  Rinse the vagina on the outside only with mild soap and water. Avoid douching and use a pH balanced solution to wash your private parts.

#5. Wear Appropriate Clothes

One of the best ways to keep vagina healthy is to wear appropriate clothing. Tight fitting clothes can cause inflammation and irritation in the vagina. Wearing wet clothes for long periods can create a moist condition in the vagina making it prone to infections. Hence, it is important that you choose your clothes appropriately. Wear well fitted and airy dresses to allow sufficient air flow to the vagina and thighs.

#6. Practice Good Hygiene

A good hygiene is crucial for the health of vagina. Improper practices can make microorganisms thrive and cause infections. Make sure to always clean your vagina every time after using the loo. Avoid wearing tampons or sanitary pads for long time and change it frequently.

Conclusion

Most importantly never let vaginal infections untreated if you want your vagina to be healthy. These above mentioned tips to maintain vaginal healthy will help keep your vagina healthy and protected. Visit your gynecologist to keep a close tab on vaginal health.

References:

  1. https://www.healthline.com/health/8-vagina-health-tips
  2. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-keep-your-vagina-happy-healthy/

Yaamini Radhakrishnan
Yaamini Radhakrishnan:I am a clinic research professional, graduate in biotechnology and post graduate in biochemistry. Have also pursued freelance writing since the past 5 years I am married and have a daughter. I am a native and reside at Bangalore.

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