Vaginal Douche: Helpful or Harmful?

Wednesday 5 March 2014

Email to buy Lingzhi to regulate your vaginal health or Lactoberry probiotics to prevent urinary tract infections.

The word "douche" is French for wash or soak. First used in the 18th century, the douche is a small device that squirts cleaning liquids into the vagina to clean, deodorise and eliminate harmful bacteria. Most commercial douches contain water, baking soda, vinegar, iodine, artificial fragrances and antiseptic substances.

The vagina is designed with an automatic self-regulatory system. It has a pH level of 4, keeping the internal conditions slightly acidic, which makes it unfriendly to many harmful bacteria. It houses friendly bacteria known as lactobacilli, which produces hydrogen peroxide that protects the vagina naturally from harmful bacteria.

Myths about using Douches

1. Myth: Keep vagina clean.
Fact: Cleaning the vagina tract with a douche removes the good bacteria, creating an imbalance that predisposes women to infections. Various studies have shown that bacterial vaginosis, endometriosis and pelvic inflammatory disease are more common among women who douche regularly.

2. Myth: For internal cleansing after menstrual period or sexual intercourse and to prevent vaginal infections.
Fact: To prevent vaginal infections, practise a healthy lifestyle, with plenty of exercise, a balanced diet (lots of fresh fruits, vegetables and foods with a natural bacteria) and managing stress levels. Vaginal infections usually indicate that the immune system is not working well due to stress, poor diet or lack of sleep.

3. Myth: Eliminate germs in the vaginal tract that may cause bad odour or discharge.
Fact: The vagina does not need special cleaning because it is meant to be self-cleansing. If at all, just use normal water to clean the exterior parts to avoid disrupting the natural balance of bacterial flora inside. To prevent vaginal odour, try not to wear tight-fitting clothing and pantyhose. Change your pads/tampons often during menses.

4. Myth: Birth control method.
Fact: Douching actually helps to push semen further up the vagina, increasing the chances of pregnancy.

(Source: Too clean for comfort, Datuk Dr Nor Ashikin Mokhtar, StarFit4Life, 1 September 2013)

Here is a Natural Solution

Lingzhi / Ganoderma is well known for its Regulating Ability. Consistent consumption of Lingzhi works to eliminate the bad bacteria from your body, including from your vaginal area, and making sure your reproductive system is functioning optimally. As such, Lingzhi is able to prevent diseases like endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and strengthen your immune system. Click here for scientific details on how Lingzhi Modulates your Immune System.
If you frequently have urinary tract infections, take Lactoberry probiotics. It helps increase the levels of good bacteria in the digestive system. It also reduces the quantity of bad bacteria in the vaginal area and keeps it healthier. Click here to find out more How to Prevent UTI in an Effective and Natural Way.

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