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Doctor's Review: D-Mannose And Hibiscus Extracts for UTIs

Posted by Dr. Helen Okoye on

Doctor's Review: D-Mannose And Hibiscus Extracts for UTIs

One of the most common infections seen in women is urinary tract infections (UTI). According to research studies, as many as 11 percent of women over the age of 18, experience at least one episode of UTIs every year. Some speculate higher estimates as many women with UTIs do not seek medical attention. In addition, some women such as the elderly experience a higher rate of UTIs.   In the U.S., urinary tract infections complaints make up more than 7 million doctor visits annually, including an additional more than 2 million visits for cystitis, a severe UTI complication involving the kidneys....

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Vaginal pH - Everything You Need To Know

Posted by Natasha Semago on

Vaginal pH - Everything You Need To Know

It’s always uncomfortable and awkward trying to understand what a pH balance even is and if yours is normal or not. It’s okay to be unsure and even have questions about pH levels. Here are a couple of answers to those questions.  First off, what exactly is Vaginal PH? What is a normal vaginal pH? PH is a way to measure how acidic or alkaline a substance is. The scale ranges from 0 to 14. The pH level of your vagina plays an important part in determining whether it is healthy. A normal vaginal pH ranges from 3.8 and 4.5,...

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7 Foods to Avoid for the Best Vaginal Health

Posted by Alex Aaron on

7 Foods to Avoid for the Best Vaginal Health

  As they say, you are what you eat. Your diet affects not only your weight but your skin, organ function, and reproductive health. These foods help contribute to better vaginal health by warding off infections, improving circulation, reducing dryness, and even preventing unpleasant odors. #1. Processed Foods Processed foods can wreak all kinds of havoc on your body, but as far as the vagina is concerned, processed foods can allow harmful bacteria to take over as a result of depressing the immune system. There are numerous problems that can arise from this, such as yeast infections, bacterial vaginosis (BV),...

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Fragrance Soaps, Hygiene Products & Your pH

Posted by Natasha Semago on

Fragrance Soaps, Hygiene Products & Your pH

You've probably seen lots of feminine care products lately like scented sprays, fragrance soaps and douches that claim they'll make your vagina better-smelling, cleaner and healthier. While these products may seem appealing, the truth is they aren't necessary and can actually contribute to problems like vaginal infections. The Vagina is Self-Cleaning and Self-Balancing The vagina naturally maintains a healthy pH and bacterial environment with vaginal discharge. Estrogen helps maintain the lining of the urethra, vaginal walls, and uterus as well as vaginal lubrication. It also encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria like lactobacilli which maintain the vagina's slightly acidic pH....

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How Sex Affects your Vaginal pH

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How Sex Affects your Vaginal pH

The vagina naturally maintains its own healthy pH level, encouraging good bacteria like lactobacilli while discouraging harmful bacteria from growing out of control. Many things can affect this natural balance, however, including sex. What Is Normal Vaginal pH? What constitutes a normal pH level will vary slightly from woman to woman depending on their stage of life. You can expect, however, to be somewhere between 3.8 and 4.5, which is fairly acidic. During the reproductive years of 15 to 49, your vaginal pH should not be any higher than 4.5. Just before menstruation and after menopause, however, a healthy pH...

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