Vaginal health

Discomforts in the intimate area can have a serious impact on a woman’s life. 3 out of the 4 women occasionally have vaginal problems which require attention.

Many women will recognize the problems: discharge, odor, itch, soreness, burning, irritated tissue or vaginal dryness. You expect it to disappear by itself. But sometimes this may take a while and in the meantime the discomfort is quite unpleasant.

Use the search box to find expert information about all kinds of vaginal discomforts.

July 9, 2018

Vaginal infections: types, symptoms, and causes

Vaginal infections: types, symptoms, and causes Infections are some of the most common vaginal problems among adult women. Vaginal infections are caused by bacteria, viruses, yeast cells and single-celled organisms
July 9, 2018

What can I do about recurring vaginal infections?

What can I do about recurring vaginal infections? Unpleasant odors, excessive discharge and itchiness: unfortunately, most women will have to deal with a vaginal infection or discomfort sooner or later.
July 9, 2018

Excessive vaginal discharge: should I be worried?

Excessive vaginal discharge: should I be worried? Have you noticed changes in your vaginal health recently? Or have you always wondered whether you have excessive vaginal discharge? Read on to
July 9, 2018

Brown discharge: what does it mean for my health?

Brown discharge: what does it mean for my health? You’re used to your vaginal discharge varying throughout your menstrual cycle. Sometimes it’s white and creamy, other times it’s translucent and
October 6, 2017

Pelvic floor or Kegel exercises for good vaginal health

Pelvic floor or Kegel exercises for good vaginal health Pelvic floor or Kegel exercises can help you control and prevent urinary incontinence and improve other health problems related to weak
October 6, 2017

Can exercise cause vaginal pain?

Can exercise cause vaginal pain? We all know exercise is important for good overall health so isn’t it ironic that exercising can cause some unpleasant vaginal discomforts? Exercising can create
October 6, 2017

Does the food I eat affect my vaginal health?

Does the food I eat affect my vaginal health? A balanced diet is important for all aspects of your health. Your body needs certain nutrients in order to function well.
October 6, 2017

Are tampons bad for my vagina?

Are tampons bad for my vagina? Many women choose to use tampons during their menstruation. It’s easy to see why. They are discreet and give you the freedom to get
October 6, 2017

Are steaming and douching good for your vagina?

Are steaming and douching good for your vagina? Vaginal steaming, also known as yoni steaming, is an ancient health practice whereby a woman squats or sits over steaming water containing
December 29, 2015

Menopause and its symptoms

Menopause and its symptoms Menopause is a natural stage of a woman’s life – it marks the end of the woman’s fertile period and it can happen due to the
December 29, 2015

Intimate hygiene and vaginal infections

Intimate hygiene and vaginal infections Most women know how to take care of their intimate area. “The vagina cleanses itself”, “don’t wash your vagina with soap”, “wear cotton underwear” and
December 28, 2015

Vaginal redness

Vaginal redness If you ever wondered what you look like down there, you might have taken a little pocket mirror and looked at yourself from a different angle. However, most
December 28, 2015

Vaginal irritations and swollen labia

Vaginal irritations and swollen labia Vaginal irritations and swollen labia are common vaginal discomforts. Learn more about the causes, symptoms and how to treat them. Vaginal irritations can be uncomfortable,
December 28, 2015

Treating vaginal dryness

Treating vaginal dryness Have you experienced irritation in the intimate region? Or other discomforts such as itching, burning (during urination), light bleeding after intercourse, pain during penetration, vaginal soreness or
December 28, 2015

Vaginal sensitivity

Vaginal sensitivity Any sort of sensitivity and discomfort in the vaginal area can make us very uncomfortable and nervous, feeling that something is not quite right down there. Vaginal sensitivity
December 28, 2015

How to prevent vaginal burning sensation

How to prevent vaginal burning sensation A healthy vagina is a balanced vagina – this means that millions of bacteria living in the vaginal environment do not disturb each other
December 28, 2015

How to treat bacterial vaginosis

How to treat bacterial vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis or BV is one of the causes of vaginal discharge and odour that makes women seek medical help. This condition happens due to
December 28, 2015

What color is your vaginal discharge?

What color is your vaginal discharge? Discharge is an important factor in your overall vaginal health. The glands inside your vagina and cervix produce a fluid that plays several roles
December 28, 2015

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis

How to prevent bacterial vaginosis Bacterial vaginosis or BV is an imbalance of the vaginal flora. This is one of the most common vaginal infections amongst women. There is a
December 23, 2015

Intimate hygiene – less is more

Intimate hygiene – less is more You may have heard that bad intimate hygiene can cause more damage than no hygiene at all. It may sound like an exaggeration, but
December 23, 2015

Do you know what determines proper intimate hygiene?

Do you know what determines proper intimate hygiene? It is often said that bad hygiene is actually worse than no hygiene at all. This is not an overstatement – bad
December 23, 2015

The difference between vagina and vulva

The difference between vagina and vulva If asked to name the main organs of the female reproductive system, most people would name the vagina, uterus and ovaries off the top
December 23, 2015

Difference between bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection

Difference between bacterial vaginosis and a yeast infection Bacterial vaginosis and vaginal thrush are the two most common vaginal complaints. For many years thrush had been better understood and more
December 23, 2015

Causes of vaginal infections

Causes of vaginal infections If you’ve ever experienced intimate discomforts such as discharge, itching, burning, pain or odor, you probably suffered from a vaginal infection or vaginitis. The most common
December 23, 2015

Burning sensation in the vagina

Burning sensation in the vagina A burning sensation in the intimate area is a common vaginal discomfort. Learn more about the causes and possible treatments. Every woman experiences vaginal discomforts
December 22, 2015

Bacterial vaginosis and pregnancy

Bacterial vaginosis and pregnancy Pregnancy is a period of changes and expectations. Our bodily functions focus on nursing the new life inside us, and prepare us for giving birth, breastfeeding
December 22, 2015

Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy

Vaginal yeast infection during pregnancy It is not uncommon for women to experience far more vaginal discomforts during pregnancy than at any time before or after that. The changes that
December 22, 2015

Strong, fish-like vaginal odor

Strong, fish-like vaginal odor Have you ever wondered what your vagina smells like? Every woman is different: we have different skin tones, hair colour, nail strength, and we all smell
December 22, 2015

Visiting the gynecologist

Visiting the gynecologist Visits to the gynecologist are part of a woman’s life. During the reproductive period, women should see their doctor as often as necessary. Pregnant women on the
December 22, 2015

Vaginal discharge as a sign of a yeast infection

Vaginal discharge as a sign of a yeast infection Vaginal discharge is a fluid secreted by glands located in the vagina and vulva. Discharge protects the vagina from infection, cleanses
December 22, 2015

Vaginal discomforts – do I really need to see a doctor?

Vaginal discomforts – do I really need to see a doctor? A complete list of vaginal discomforts is long, and it goes from discharge and odor all the way to
December 22, 2015

Vaginal infections and antibiotics

Vaginal infections and antibiotics Vaginal infections can be caused by many factors. One common cause of these infections is using antibiotics. Learn more about how antibiotics can disrupt vaginal balance
December 21, 2015

Vaginal pain

Vaginal pain When vaginal pain occurs, it is mostly due to an infection. However, pain in the intimate region can also be caused by irritation, vaginal dryness and hormonal changes.
December 21, 2015

Causes of painful sexual intercourse

Causes of painful sexual intercourse Pain during sexual intercourse can go from mild to severe, but wherever it may sit on the intensity scale, it can certainly turn sex from
December 21, 2015

Do skinny jeans cause vaginal infections?

Do skinny jeans cause vaginal infections? They’re lots of women’s favorite fashion item and popular with women of all ages. They fit perfectly and look good – so why shouldn’t
December 21, 2015

How to relieve vaginal itch

How to relieve vaginal itch Vaginal irritation is usually manifested by itchiness, tingling, burning or stinging of the skin around the vaginal area. The discomfort caused by itchiness can be
December 21, 2015

External intimate discomforts

External intimate discomforts It’s safe to say that almost every woman has experienced some kind of external intimate discomforts – whether it is irritation, itching, swelling, redness, soreness, sensitivity, haemorrhoids
December 21, 2015

Prevention of vaginal discomforts

Prevention of vaginal discomforts Vaginal discomforts can be highly uncomfortable, affecting your sex life and the quality of life in general. For most vaginal discomforts the exact cause can be
December 21, 2015

The 5 most common vaginal discomforts

The 5 most common vaginal discomforts Every woman will experience some vaginal discomfort at some point in her life. These discomforts range from mild and merely annoying, to others that
December 21, 2015

The vaginal flora – what you need to know

The vaginal flora – what you need to know It may seem hard to believe, but new gene mapping techniques reveal that out of 100 trillion cells present in the
December 21, 2015

Candida treatment: how to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence

Candida treatment: how to relieve symptoms and prevent recurrence Candida is one of the most common vaginal infections out there. Despite this, finding a candida treatment without side effects that
December 21, 2015

How to treat a vaginal yeast infection

How to treat a vaginal yeast infection Do you think you have a vaginal yeast infection? You’re not alone: over a third of women who go visit their doctor about
December 21, 2015

Yeast infection during your period

Yeast infections during your period Yeasts belong to the group of fungi, and some yeast species can occur inside the vagina. However, once yeast starts growing uncontrollably it causes an
December 21, 2015

How to take care of your vagina during summer

How to take care of your vagina during summer Summer time means your vagina is more vulnerable than usual – heat, sweating, traveling, swimming, are only some of the things
December 21, 2015

Vaginal hygiene

Vaginal hygiene Vaginal hygiene is one of the factors in the prevention of vaginal discomforts. The intimate area has a specific microbial flora, where good bacteria (producing lactic acid) keep
December 21, 2015

Vaginal hygiene: do’s and don’ts

December 21, 2015

Vaginal pH – is your vagina acid or alkaline?

Vaginal pH – is your vagina acid or alkaline? You may have heard that the vaginal pH value is an important part of intimate health. But what exactly is pH
December 21, 2015

Anatomy of the vagina

Anatomy of the vagina The vagina is an elastic, muscular organ that connects the uterus with the external reproductive organs. It is important to remember that the appearance of our
October 29, 2015

Vaginal itching: what causes it?

Vaginal itching: what causes it? Perhaps one of the most uncomfortable vaginal discomfort is itching. It can be very embarrassing, and it is not recommended to scratch down there. Having
October 29, 2015

Is my vaginal discharge normal?

Is my vaginal discharge normal? Vaginal discharge is normal and has several important purposes, including cleaning and lubricating the vagina and helping to prevent and fight microbial problems and infections.
October 28, 2015

Vaginal infection: causes, symptoms and treatment

Vaginal infectioncauses, symptoms and treatment Did you know that almost all women will suffer from vaginal discomforts at some point in their lives? If you are currently experiencing itch, discharge
October 28, 2015

Vaginal dryness: causes and treatment

Vaginal dryness:causes and treatment Most women will experience vaginal dryness at some point in their lives. This can be quite uncomfortable as it can cause other discomforts such as itching,
October 28, 2015

Bacterial Vaginosis: everything you should know!

Everything you should knowabout bacterial vaginosis! Did you ever notice a strange smell from your intimate area? A strong, even fish-like odor that left you feeling a bit uncomfortable? This
October 26, 2015

Vaginal odor: what causes that strong smell?

Vaginal odor:what causes that strong smell? Every woman has her own body scent. The same applies to your vagina. It is completely normal to have some sort of intimate odor.