You must have heard people talking about how including probiotics in their diet can help you get a healthy gut! But did you know that your vagina also needs them to stay healthy?
Well, it’s true!
As you already know that our body consists of many types of ‘good bacterias’ which ensure the proper functioning of many things like digestion, healing, disease prevention, and so on, similar kinds of bacterias are also present in your vagina!
Your body ensures that there is a balance between good and bad bacteria so that your body functions properly. However, any kind of illness or excessive use of antibiotics can disrupt this balance and impact women’s health (vaginal and otherwise, of course).
What can probiotics do for your vagina?
Women’s bodies (and vaginas) go through a lot throughout their lives! Starting from puberty to menopause, each stage of life brings its own set of challenges. From varying hormonal balance in women to other bodily changes like pregnancies, vaginal health gets impacted in every stage. On top of all this, vaginas are also vulnerable to many infections.
Probiotics can help you fight many vaginal infections like:
Bacterial yeast infection: As already stated, your vagina is full of microorganisms, and one such microorganism is candida, a fungus! It is normally present in a balanced amount. But during a yeast infection, the candida grows so much that it outnumbers the healthy bacteria. The result? Itchiness and discharge that looks like cottage cheese.
Bacterial Vaginosis: It is one of the most common infections in women who are at the child bearing stage. In this case, the harmful bacteria overcome he healthy bacteris like lactobacillus. The symptoms of this bacterial infection include a fishy smell, especially after your period or after sex and a gray-greenish discharge.
Including probiotics in your diet can help you beat these bacterial infections in check.
Taking care of vaginal health for women is one of the most neglected and tabooed topic in the current society but underestimating its importance to ensure women’s health is unfair. Maintain good hygiene and follow a healthy routine to ensure your overall well being (this includes vaginal health).
You can also consier including andMe’s drinks and supplements to fight off problems like PCOD, PCOS, Thyroid, hormonal imbalance and so on. They are full of everything and are as safe (but way more effective) than your natural remedies for hormonal imbalance like pcod teas and pcos drinks. You can even make them a part of your thyroid diet.