What You Need to Know About Vaginal Health at Every Age

What You Need to Know About Vaginal Health at Every Age

Woman’s health is dependent on a lot of things, like mental health, digestive health, reproductive health and the vaginal health. A healthy vagina is important for your overall wellness and health. With time your body changes completely and that shows on your vagina too. For every age group, be it your 20s or your 30s or even the 50s, the vaginal health is important certainly. Often women miss out on taking care of their vagina or try some treatments that are bad for the vagina. Therefore, it is important to know and understand how to take care of vagina no matter what your age is. (Also read: What are the things that affect your periods)

In your 20s
Your 20s are the best time your vagina’s health, as there is not much help is needed. However, at the same time, your sexual drive is at rising. So be very careful about the UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) and make sure you use the right precautions to stay away from Sexual diseases. Don’t try to experiment with douching or any other beauty treatment for your vagina.

In your 30s
In your 30s if you have experienced pregnancy or you are dealing with it, your vagina will lose its elasticity. Due to the oral contraceptives, you can experience problems like vaginal dryness and other issues. So, if you have vaginal dryness or itching for a long time consult a doctor.  (Also read: Why you should not shave your pubic hair)

In your 40s

It is the time when you will start to face the nearing of menopause. The estrogen level of the body is reduced, so the vaginal walls turn dry and thin. It is called vaginal atrophy. Its signs include the redness, itchiness, burning sensation while you pee etc. This condition can be improved by regular sexual intercourse.

In your 50s

In your 50s periods are over for you and the estrogen levels are really low. There is an increased risk of vaginal atrophy. The lack of estrogen in the body leads to increase in bacteria growth and chances of infection. You can seek help from vaginal hormonal therapy for this problem. Other than this you should maintain a healthy lifestyle, do kegel exercises and seek doctor’s opinion when needed. (Also read: What are the causes of heavy bleeding during periods)

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