Urinary tract infections, vaginal mycoses… Focus on the answers to all your questions about female disorders
In France, there are nearly 2 million women who are subject to repeated episodes of urinary tract infections. On the other hand, mycosis affects one in four women at least once in her life. So how to fight against these inconveniences that can sometimes poison the lives of women? Zoom in on some answers.
I have chronic urinary tract infections, how can I avoid them?
Unlike a classic urinary tract infection, chronic urinary tract infection keeps coming back. That is to say at least 4 times a year. The most common causes of recurrence? Lack of hydration, intimate wiping from back to front, but also chronic constipation or disturbances of the intestinal microbiota.
Certain active ingredients act favorably on urinary genes:
- Hibiscus which promotes urinary elimination
- Propolis which has antiseptic properties
Another solution: take food supplements to prevent urinary pain, infections and fight against discomfort factors. Do not hesitate to seek the advice of your doctor.
Vaginal dryness, a symptom of menopause?
So during menopause many women are confronted with vaginal dryness since the level of estrogen drops. There are also other times in a woman's life when this dryness can happen, such as after childbirth or while breastfeeding.
To combat this phenomenon, there are suitable solutions:
- Intimate solutions to use in the shower or as a wipe to cleanse, soothe and moisturize
- Probiotics to reboost the intestinal flora
Food supplements rich in:
- Vitamins B2, B3 and B8 which contribute to the normal maintenance of mucous membranes and skin.
- Zinc to help maintain healthy skin.
- Borage oil which provides gamma linolenic acid (GLA).
- Vitamin D to help maintain the proper functioning of the immune system.
- Vitamin E which helps to protect cells against oxidative stress.
- EPA and DHA which are long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids from the Omega-3 family.
How do I know if I have yeast infections?
Feeling of discomfort, itching, tingling, burning… The symptoms are quite characteristic but not all of them occur in all affected women. The onset of manifestations can be insidious as well as brutal.
In particular, we can observe:
- Itching of the vulva and vagina that is often intense, permanent and likely to wake up the affected person.
- Unusual white discharge, with a lumpy appearance reminiscent of curdled milk, whitish and odorless. They are called leucorrhea.
- Difficulties in the evacuation of the bladder (dysuria), excessive frequency of urination (pollakiuria) as well as burning during these.
- A possible extension to the perineum with the presence of cracks.
To alleviate these inconveniences, we advise you:
Intimate solutions to use in the shower or in the form of a wipe to cleanse, soothe and moisturize and probiotics to reboost the intestinal flora If the symptoms persist, we advise you to consult a health professional
How can I teach my daughter to do her personal hygiene properly?
Dialogue is essential and often passes from mother to daughter. From an early age, the little girl must be taught to wash her private parts without being intrusive. A mother can talk about this to her young child, showing him the right gestures. In adolescence, these topics come up in the dialogue when the girl will have her period. We must establish a climate of trust and dare to dialogue. Your little girl should feel confident with you and know that she can ask you any questions about her privacy without feeling embarrassed.
A few tips:
- Advise him to always clean from the front to the back
- Recommend an intimate soap suitable for use in the shower or as a wipe to cleanse, soothe and moisturize
- Advise him not to make an intimate toilet too frequently (once a day)
- Advise her not to use antiseptic soap
Are vaginal yeast infections contagious?
Mycosis is an imbalance of the vaginal flora. It is a very annoying fungus that emits itching, and also burning when urinating. In general, it is not transmitted, it is not considered an STI. It is not uncommon that when a woman is provided with many mycosis, the man can feel irritation after the report on the level of the penis and one treats it like a mycosis.
7 tips for tackling female disorders without fuss, without taboos!
- Dare to talk about it: do not keep your suffering for yourself. Communicating is a first (big) important step to feeling better.
- Don't worry: as mentioned, these disorders affect most women. It's part of life.
- Don't hesitate to go see a doctor: you can't treat yourself alone. If we have a doubt, we consult! Your doctor will be able to give you valuable advice to help you feel better.
- Talk to your partner: there is really nothing to be ashamed of, dialogue is essential to allow you to be fulfilled in your relationship.
- Do not wait ! If you feel uncomfortable, you don't wait a week!
- Use products adapted for your intimate hygiene and do not hesitate to supplement it by taking food supplements adapted to your inconveniences!
- Drink a lot: and especially water! At least 1.5 liters per day!