Why Do I Have So Much Vaginal Discharge?
Isn't that discharge gross?
I decided to write a little something about some issues I personally dealt with, so this blog post is based solely on what I experienced and how I dealt with my issues.
When I was in my mid 40's all of a sudden, I began to deal with a lot of vaginal discharge, a milky white discharge, then came the terrible irritation and itching. I used to change my cotton underwear 3-4 times a day, wearing a panty liner just made the irritations worse, so changing my underwear constantly became normal for me.
It was yeast infection after yeast infection, even when I didn't have an active yeast infections, I still had the discharge and I had no idea why? I tried taking every probiotic I could find, I ate yogurt (constantly), I Googled and Googled every which way to get rid of the discharge and tried every single product or advise I could find...still changing my underwear constantly, I think this went on for about 10 years. I was baffled on why I had so much? I kept thinking "I'm a clean person, I shower everyday, I change my underwear all time, what is wrong with me?"
Well, after searching and searching for some relief, and constantly Googling... "yeast infection remedy", "how to get rid of discharge", "why do I have so much discharge", "what causes a yeast infection", "what causes vaginal discharge" over and over and over.
I found some great info with natural solutions...
It's not about how clean or dirty you are, well maybe sometimes it is, it's not about how many times you change your underwear or shower.
It's all about keeping your vagina at the pH level it needs to be, if your vaginal pH level is right, everything else will follow.
Here are some things that freak out our vagina :)
3: Sex! This is a biggie! Our vaginas are acidic, semen is alkaline, so it throws off the balance of bacteria in the vagina (hence sex odor)
4: Monthly menstrual cycle
5: Yeast Infections and Bacterial Vaginosis
6: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
7: STI's (Sexually Transmitted Infections)
Of course you should always consult with your physician when experiencing any of these symptoms but there are some things you can do at home to help maintain your vaginal pH levels.
Use cotton underwear, wash with mild soaps ( the vagina is self cleaning) no need to wash it and please do not wash inside your vagina.
Practice safe sex (condoms), since semen really messes with us down there, the use of V-Blissful Soothing Solution is extremely helpful in keeping the pH level balanced especially after sex, use it a couple of times after sex and you won't get that after sex smell:)
Eating yogurt also helps, it has natural probiotics that is good for our immune system.
It's a good idea to always try and be mindful and in tune with our bodies so we can help divert issues before they arise...
We all have different causes and reasons on why and how our bodies react to certain life changes. My cause was hormones, now that I have V-Blissful Soothing Solution in my life I can wear 1 pair of underwear all day! I'm back to normal and it has been 3 years of finally feeling normal down there!