Symptoms Of Unbalanced Feminine pH. The pH (potential of Hydrogen) of the genitals of women is the defense that the vagina uses against infections and other discomforts. A system of protection of the body to which we must pay attention and dedicate specific care.
The vaginal pH is different at each stage of a woman’s life: during pre-adolescence and menopause the vaginal pH is neutral; from puberty to menopause, during the woman’s fertile age, it is more acidic; and in special situations, such as pregnancy, the pH increases its acidity even more.
Having a balanced vaginal pH in each of these stages is a clear determinant of good health and when it is altered it can favor infections and other pathologies. In addition, an unbalanced pH can be associated with many discomforts.
The imbalance of the vaginal pH can favor the appearance of harmful microorganisms in the vagina. The decrease in acidity (high pH) in the vagina favors the appearance of inflammation. The readjustment of the vaginal pH will be beneficial, both in the prevention and if diseases such as vaginitis have already appeared.
Maintain a correct vaginal pH
Therefore, when going to the gynecologist it is important that this determines the value of the vaginal pH and, if it is altered, proceed to its normalization. But some hygiene measures can also be implemented to promote protection and vaginal pH level:
The most important thing to maintain a correct pH is to have a good personal hygiene, which includes some cleaning techniques, for example, the vaginal region should be cleaned from front to back and never vice versa, separating the lips, so they do not run out the areas of the folds.
Another danger is forgetting the tampons at night, something quite common and what you have to pay close attention to because it can be dangerous. You should also avoid douching, which drag the normal vaginal flora leaving the natural defense mechanism of the vaginal mucosa with very diminished.
To promote perspiration should wear permeable underwear and pants not too tight, especially if they are thick seams (long known vulvitis jeans) and, finally, going to the gynecologist in case of notice flow, itching, stinging, dryness, dysuria, dyspareunia, etc.