Our vagina has to deal with different problems such as constant itching, unnatural discharge, burning sensation, and that’s when you know that something is wrong down there. While it is believed that a little discharge occasionally is natural, but you should never take these symptoms lightly. It is wise to consult a gynecologist as soon as you start noticing any abnormal signs in your private area. Let’s look at some of the common problems our vagina has to suffer from, and the reasons that can lead to them.
You Have Developed Yeast Infection
Our body parts such as the mouth, throat, and gut consist of a small fungus called Candida, which does not cause any problems. The trouble starts when this fungus begins to overgrow and leads to yeast infection. There are several reasons which can disturb the balance of bacteria in the vagina such as pregnancy, diabetes, or a weak immune system. This imbalance further leads to the multiplication of the yeast in the vagina because of its wet and warm condition. The yeast infection can cause redness, swelling, and pain in the vagina and vulva area. This can further lead to frequent thick vaginal discharge which is odorless.
Using Fancy Intimate Washes
There are so many chemical-loaded intimate washes and creams available in the market, out of which most are promoted with misleading taglines. Though it can be tempting to use fragrant soaps to wash the private parts, the reality is our vagina has a superpower of self-cleaning. Yes, you read that right! You do not need any soap or cream to keep your private area clean. Moreover, the harsh soaps available in the market can cause dryness and irritation in your vagina.
You're Latex Intolerant
The latex used in the condoms or menstrual cups can give you a hard time if you’re allergic to the material. The latex can cause many issues like irritation, redness, and rashes in your private area. If you are intolerant to latex, then try switching your condoms or menstrual cups with organic or latex-free material. you can even choose cotton pads instead of the cups on your period. There are so many products available in the market for people who are latex allergic, which provides equal protection.
Stress Triggering Vaginal Issues
You might be wondering how does our mental health is related to vaginal issues? In today’s time when it’s difficult to strike a balance between a hectic work schedule and personal life, stress can take a toll on our health. Stress can also trigger frequent discharge, dryness and also makes us more prone to getting an infection. When you are constantly stressed out, your body releases a hormone named cortisol, which can result in making your immune system weak. When you don’t have a strong immune system you are likely to fall sick more often.
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