Vaginal infection is a common disorder than we think, also still in our hands to prevent its occurrence.
The hormonal changes, stress, the use of too aggressive intimate products, intake of immunosuppressive drugs and antibiotics are some of the factors that can alter the normal balance of vaginal flora, interfering with its function as a shield of defense against pathogens.
In the specific case of healthy bacteria in the vaginal flora mainly belong to the genus Lactobacillus, responsible for what is called the vaginal acidity, amounting to a pH between 4 and 4.5. Their protection is essential to prevent unwanted pathogens attacks. Examples of this are, for example, fungal infections such as candidiasis. Also very common disorder in the summer months.
Prevention is also in our hands. To prevent vaginal yeast infections, caused by Candida, a basic rule is reviewing the diet and reducing consumption of acidic foods such as sugar and sweets, meat, cheese, refined grains… as this fungus thrives on them. To achieve the ideal balance in the organism we must, at the same time increases the intake of alkalizing foods, like most fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy and nuts. Keep in mind that some food of acid flavor, such as lemon, are highly alkaline and, therefore, highly recommended to prevent this infection.
It is also recommended to drink plenty of fluids, especially water, but also green tea, cold soups and natural fruit and vegetables smoothies, avoiding coffee, black tea and alcohol.
Remedies of urinary infections
Another infection, also particularly common in the summer months and also affects women’s intimate health. Among the natural remedies to prevent urine infection, we can use plants such as goldenrod, combined with equal parts of a urinary antiseptic, such as birch or juniper, for example. 75% of cases of cystitis are caused by the e. coli bacteria, which around its body has filaments that stick to the walls of the urinary bladder, and considerably difficult to remove.
As good urinary antiseptic, black poplar helps prevent and treat cystitis, to be effective even in chronic type. Thanks to its mild sedative action, relieves painful urination. The boldo, meanwhile, is a good diuretic, anti-inflammatory and soothing, being very effective in the treatment of painful cystitis.