Everyone tries to take care of their body, be it through diet or through our fitness regime.
While these are important for the overall HealthIt’s also important to pay attention to your vagina, say experts.
The vagina is a tube about 8 cm long that runs from the cervix to the neck of the womb and down to the vulva.
they help us in everything gender Up to periods – but there are some signs that show up when your private part is trying to flag something.
Speaking to The Sun, Dr. Shehzadi Harper, women’s health expert for BioCult, talks about four things you need to pay attention to.
1. Variation in Discharge
Vaginal discharge begins around the time of puberty, which is due to the production of female hormones from the ovaries.
Dr. Harper said it varies throughout your Menstrual Due to changes in hormonal levels.
In the first half of your cycle, it may be thin, sticky and elastic and may become thicker later in your cycle.
She explained: “Some women may have more discharge than others, although changes in color, odor, texture, and blood can indicate infections such as bacterial vaginosis and thrush.
“Vaginal discharge also helps to keep the vagina clean, fight infection and prevent infection by removing dead cells and bacteria.”
2. Redness or itching
Vaginal redness, itching, and sometimes irritation can be caused by hormonal changes, such as a drop in estrogen that can cause the vaginal walls to become thin and dry.
This, Guru explained, can happen even when breastfeeding.
She said: “External factors such as chemical irritants can also cause changes in redness, itching and irritation, so I recommend avoiding certain soaps, chemicals, etc., which can affect the vaginal microbiome and pH levels.
“For those who find that they suffer from excessive redness and/or itching, I recommend taking a supplement such as Bio-Cult S.boulardii,
Such products are beneficial because they include vitamin D3, a dual source of fiber that helps promote and encourage the growth of beneficial gut bacteria, he adds.
3. Pain or bleeding
depending on the type of contraception You are on, you may sometimes experience bleeding between periods.
Dr. Harper said that most of the time, bleeding between periods can be a sign of a sexually transmitted infection For example chlamydia or something more serious, which should always be checked by a professional.
“Unexplained pain may again be due to an STI or pelvic inflammatory disease and should be investigated.
“It’s important to make sure you’re up to date with your cervical smear test and always wear a condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections,” she said.
4. Vaginal Dryness
Vaginal dryness is very common and can occur at different times throughout our lives.
Harper said the reasons for the decline in estrogen, anxiety, discomfort, childbirth, breastfeeding and simply aging are myriad.
She adds: “Because of the decline in estrogen hormones in perimenopause and menopause, this means less lubrication, which can again lead to pain during sex and more prone to infection.
“Eating certain foods, wearing softer and more comfortable underwear, and using moisturizers and lubricants are all different ways to reduce dryness.
“It is very important to know, protect and care for your vagina and be aware of all the signs that can lead to health complications,” she added.
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