A healthy vagina should be acidic by nature and should contain great amounts of beneficial bacteria which helps fighting infections and maintaining normal pH level. Secreting small amounts of discharge is also normal. Vaginal infection can be caused if the normal conditions are imbalanced.
Vaginitis is an inflammation which is caused when there is bacteria alternation in the vagina. It is said that 40 percent of vaginitis is caused by Candida, and when in accumulates in the vaginal tract it is known as yeast infection, and it affects 75% of females.
- Burning and itching in the vulva and vagina
- Large amounts of discharge
- Red, inflamed, painful agonizing mucous membranes
- Appearance of lesions
- Pregnancy which causes increased heat, hormonal shifts and moisture
- Corticosteroid use
- HIV infection
- Birth control pills
- High sugar intake
- Have panty hose, noncotton underwear, tight clothing
YOUR FIRST STEP IS A HEALTHY DIET
Having healthy balanced diet and consuming a lot of water is of crucial importance if you want to maintain your vagina healthy.
Cranberry Juice: it has the ability of preventing urinary tract infection. It is rich in acidic compounds which are not damaged during digestion and they are good for fighting the bacteria. When the compounds reach the urinary tract, they prevent the production of harmful bacteria.
Kefir and Greek yogurt: these products help in increasing the good bacteria which prevents vaginal infections such as yeast. You need to make sure that you eat products with high amount of sugar
Foods which contains Vitamin E: this vitamin is an antioxidant and it is not only good for the skin , but for other parts of the body too. It can be found in Tofu, Avocado Broccoli, Spinach, Seafood, Squash, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Pumpkin, Tomatoes Kiwi, Mangoes,and Sunflower Seeds. Hazel, Almond nuts too.
Water: We all know the importance of water for our health. The mucous membranes can be found in nose, the eyes, mouth, and vagina, and they need to be hydrated in order to function well.Plenty of water can also improve the vaginal taste and smell.