It is necessary to take care of the health of your genitals and reproductive system from a young age. Women know from childhood why it is impossible to sit on a cold place and how important it is to keep the pelvic organs warm. What other habits can help maintain the health of the vagina and other vital organs for reproduction?
This barrier-type contraceptive has been used for its intended purpose for more than one thousand years. And although it is tacitly believed that a man should be responsible for contraception, women who care about their health also do not ignore this aspect. If contraceptive pills only protect against unwanted pregnancy, then “product number 2” has an additional and very important bonus, protecting a woman from possible sexually transmitted diseases. Despite the development of medicine and the appearance of a mass of all kinds of sprays, ointments, gels and suppositories, condoms do not lose their popularity, since they do not have side effects, unlike most modern local and other drugs.
If a woman is not allergic to latex and the components of the lubricant, this remedy is an ideal option for her from a gynecological point of view, especially if she is not sure about the loyalty of her sexual partner. The condom does not violate the vaginal microflora, but it must be remembered that it does not provide 100% protection, moreover, it can fall off the penis or tear if handled carelessly.
Cotton underwear: recommended by gynecology
Gynecology and all specialists working in this industry advise all women to wear cotton underwear, because only it meets the requirements of convenience, comfort and health safety. Synthetic fabrics are poorly permeable to air and can contribute to the creation of a “steam room” effect in the external genital area, and this is an ideal environment for the development and reproduction of pathogenic microorganisms. In addition, rough lace can chafe the skin, provoking the appearance of wounds and other injuries, which also does not give a woman much joy.
Therefore, it is better to get into the habit of using cotton underwear for every day, and for special occasions, have panties made of lace materials. As for panty liners, doctors are strongly against their use. Gynecologists advise using every opportunity to give the vagina “rest”, including at night.
A good habit – playing sports
The role of sports for health can be talked about for a long time. It acts as the prevention of many diseases, but among women it is widely believed that physical activity is harmful to the pelvic organs and even contributes to the appearance of severe disorders, for example, prolapse of the uterus and vaginal prolapse. All this is nothing more than a myth that has nothing to do with the truth. Of course, injuries and other unpleasant consequences will not take long if a physically undeveloped person, that is, a beginner in sports, will grab heavy weights on the move and try to catch up with everything that he missed over the long years of physical inactivity.
If you increase the load gradually, focusing on your subjective feelings and the level of physical fitness, then instead of harm, you can get great benefits by strengthening the muscles of the pelvic floor and thereby preventing the development of many gynecological diseases. As practice shows, women involved in sports are less likely to encounter complications after childbirth and during them, perfectly bearing and giving birth to healthy children. Well, those who want to strengthen the muscles of their perineum should get into the habit of performing Kegel exercises, which were developed by a gynecologist for the treatment and prevention of diseases of the genitourinary organs, as well as the regulation of sexual functions.
The use of fermented milk products
The habit of consuming fermented milk products has a lot of advantages, and especially for women. A general practitioner can also give advice on enriching the menu with such products if the patient is undergoing antibiotic therapy. Yogurt, kefir, fermented baked milk are quite capable of taking on the function of probiotics, acting as prevention of dysbiosis, but they can also improve the microflora of not only the intestines, but also the vagina, where beneficial bacteria are also present, which largely determine the health of the female genital organs.
In addition, there is a lot of calcium in dairy and sour milk products, which is necessary for strengthening bones, and it is known that its respect decreases over the years. Deficiency of this mineral in the body is the main provoking factor in the development of osteoporosis, which women suffer three times more often than men. Fermented milk products should also enrich their diet for those who dream of losing weight and getting in shape.
What do doctors say about using lubricants?
A branch of medicine like gynecology only encourages the use of lubricants, and here’s why. Every woman has problems with vaginal dryness before intercourse from time to time. The reasons can be very different, starting with insufficient foreplay and ending with menopausal manifestations, taking certain medications, etc. However, doctors do not recommend sexual intercourse without high-quality moisturizing, because this can lead to a variety of unpleasant consequences, and the pain does not the only one. Frictions with vaginal dryness can provoke microtrauma and damage to the mucous membrane, opening the “gate” for various infections. Therefore, lubricants will help all couples facing similar problems. They are completely safe for the health of both women and men.
What will help keep your vagina healthy yet?
The most important habit that all women, without exception, should make is to visit their doctor once a year. This practice will allow solving problems of an intimate nature immediately after their occurrence and will help to detect gynecological diseases at an early stage, prescribe treatment on time, and maintain the health of your reproductive system. What else should women who care for themselves look for? Care must be taken when cycling, because if mishandled, this vehicle can cause injury to the external genital organs.
Women should carefully select a means of intimate hygiene, abandoning cheap scented gels in favor of high-quality detergents without fragrances and unnecessary chemical additives. Some women consider it their duty to keep the vagina clean by doing regular douching. However, this habit cannot be called useful in any way. There is no need to “cleanse” the inner surface of the genitals, since the body does it on its own, but douching can easily disrupt the vaginal microflora and lead to the development of infectious and inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs.