Many times, the terms “Vulva” and “Vagina” are used interchangeably. In reality, both mean different things.
The vagina is the birth canal for those who bear children. The vagina connects with the cervix and the uterus.
The vulva is the outer portion of the female genital which is visible to you.
pH stands for potential Hydrogen and is a unit of measurement. During your reproductive years (ages 15 to 49), the pH ranges from 3.8 to 4.5, which is moderately acidic. Your vagina has an acidic pH and a natural mechanism to protect it against unhealthy bacteria and infections. A pH above 4.5 provides the perfect environment for unhealthy bacteria to grow.
If you are using a soap or shampoo to wash which is alkaline, it is washing away the good bacteria in the vagina and can thus aggravate the vaginal infection.
Vaginal infection or Vaginitis is inflammation of the vagina. It’s caused due to an imbalance of yeast and bacteria that live in the vagina.Know More
Vaginal Dryness is a lack of lubrication and moisture on the vaginal walls. It can occur at any age though it is more common during the peri and post-menopausal stage.Know More
For a healthy vagina, you should not do douche as it eliminates some of the healthy bacteria due to which your pH can increase thus making you more susceptible to infections. Your vagina is capable of balancing bacteria and the pH level.Know More
Vaginal atrophy, also known as atrophic vaginitis OR genitourinary syndrome of menopause is thinning, drying, and inflammation of the vaginal walls that may occur when your body has less estrogen.Know More
Experiencing itching, burning, and discomfort down there? It’s likely caused by a fungus [yeast] called candida. Yeast is a member of the fungus family and candida is a specific type of yeast.Know More
Your vagina changes with childbirth and age. Vaginal rejuvenation or Vaginoplasty refers to anything that changes your vagina, externally and internally.Know More
Muscles and tissues hold the pelvic region throughout your life. However, this structure can weaken due to various reasons. Whenever an organ sags from its normal position, it’s known as prolapse.Know More
Vaginal laxity or looseness is quite different from vaginal prolapse. Your vaginal tissues becoming loose is Vaginal Laxity while Vaginal Prolapse is when your vagina sags out of its position.Know More
When Thrush, a yeast infection, infects the vagina and/or the vulva with a yeast germ called Candida, it is known as Vaginal Thrush. Also known as Vaginal Candidiasis, it is not a sexually transmitted infection.Know More
When the uterus, cervix, or vagina produces fluid that comes out of your vagina, you are experiencing Vaginal Discharge. The vagina removes the old cells every day keeping itself clean and healthy.Know More