How do I stay healthy down there?

Dr. Conlen states, “A vagina is basically a self-cleaning oven.” It’s important to keep her happy and healthy! We recommend the following tips for staying healthy down there:

1.     Maintain overall whole-body health

Follow a nutrition diet, stay hydrated and exercise. We heard this before, but not only is good for your overall health, your lady parts will appreciate it too!

Tip: Sweat and water can cause yeast infections. Change out of your swimsuit or workout clothes immediately after your session.

2.     Get regular screenings

Don’t blow off your gynecologist. Did you know every year we lose 14,000 women to cervical cancer? And although we have PAP screenings, which can detect abnormal cells, the number of deaths is staggering. You may be asking, what’s the reason? Unfortunately, many women aren’t getting regular screens and when cancer is finally detected, it’s often too late. Therefore, stay current with health screenings and see your gynecologist for routine care. 

3.     Skip the scented soaps

Experts don't recommend douching because it can disturb the pH balance in your vagina. We get it, you love your cucumber melon soap, but you know who doesn’t? Your vagina. Like Dr. Conlen said, The vagina is a self-cleaning organ. Using harsh chemicals or douching can disrupt its process.Warm water will do just fine, if you must a gentle unscented soap will be okay to use.

4.     Wash your underwear with unscented detergent

Just like experts recommend staying away from scented soaps, opt to a toxin free unscented detergent.

5.     Prevent UTIs from happening

You can incorporate plenty of preventative methods into your daily life to keep a UTI from happening. 

  • Drink more water: Urinating frequently allows bacteria to be flushed before an infection can even begin
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Empty your bladder after intercourse (sorry, this may ruin the mood, but you’ll thank yourself later)
  • Avoid potentially irritating feminine products 
  • Take a look at your birth control: Diaphragms, unlubricated condoms, or  spermicide treated condoms can all lead to bacterial growth (again, sorry to be a party pooper)

 

Another way to prevent a UTI is by taking a UTI support supplement like the CheckableWellness Urinary Tract Balance D-Mannose UTI Supplement. Taking a UTI supplement with D-mannose helps cleanse the urinary tract and maintain the health of the bladder lining. Additional ingredients like cranberry, hibiscus, and dandelion herb help create an ideal healing balance in the urinary tract.

 

Want more information on the ins and outs of women’s health? Listen to our episode with Dr. Conlen on our WellnessPodcast!

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How do I stay healthy down there?

Dr. Conlen states, “A vagina is basically a self-cleaning oven.” It’s important to keep her happy and healthy! We recommend the following tips for staying healthy down there:

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