is linked to a woman’s hormonal status.
Young women can have unbalanced because of hormonal changes after menarche.
Abnormal menstrual cycles are one of the reasons for .
Between menarche and menopause, the level of estrogen increases.
That is to say, a significant amount of glycogen will be stored in your epithelium.
Then, the anaerobic metabolism of the glycogen causes your acidic ( pH ∼4 ).
On the other hand, a high may cause such as:
- White or gray
- (An smell that is unpleasant or fishy)
- Burning when you are urinating
Also, hormonal birth control may change the balance of your .
Abnormal can increase the risk of diseases such as (BV) and trichomoniasis (trich).
This post is covering all tips on .
How to balance your vaginal ph?
Out of balanced or a . can increase the risk of getting a
The vaginal pH of 5 or lower is microbicidal for various sexually transmitted disease pathogens such as those that cause:
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Yeast infections
- Urinary tract infections
Here are some tips to balance your as follows.
1. Use probiotics
Using probiotics (especially ) can help to restore ph balance by increasing the population of and fighting back in your .
Your is controlled by .
They process glycogen and produce lactic acid that causes low vaginal pH.
Lactic acid is the main acid in a woman's vagina. It is in charge of your vaginal pH that in healthy women is <4.5.
Lactic acid mostly derives from the anaerobic glycolysis of glycogen breakdown products by lactic acid-producing bacteria namely lactobacilli.
Also, the vaginal epithelium discharges proportionately a little bit of lactic acid into your vaginal lumen.
Lactic acid can suppress or kill potential pathogens and block inflammation.
It means this acid is a significant factor to support successful pregnancy performance.
A healthy vaginal microenvironment including lactobacilli and an acidic vaginal pH, are essential parts of your vaginal protection mechanism.
Low benefits you by reducing disease risk, such as (BV) that causes and .
Probiotics such as prevent excessive growth of that results in .
So, taking probiotics can help to keep your balanced.
2. Don't douche
can increase your and the number of .
can reduce the number of in your that are important for having a .
For this reason, you should only wash the outside of your .
A appropriate is enough. Because is able to clean itself.
The can provide a normal pH and help having a .
3. Ask your partner to wear a condom before your sexual intercourse
Alkaline semen can throw off your .
So, condoms help to keep your and protect you from sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
How To Naturally Balance (Restore) Vaginal Ph?
There are some natural remedies to restore ph balance, such as:
- Boric acid supplements
- Garlic tablets
- Using a including &
- Stop using douches
- Avoid using Perfumed feminine beauty products
- Avoiding Unprotected sex
How to measure your vaginal ph at home?
You can use a home-use test kit to quickly find out the ph of your .
Your shows how acidic is it.
The lower the number, the more acidic is your .
This test can help you find if your are either because of an or else.
But, remember, changes in the . , doesn’t always signify a
To diagnoses a a combination of tests are needed, such as:
microscopic test of your secretion
amine odor test
A wet mount
A nelevated pH doesnt always stand for a . It can be of other reasons.
You should always talk to your healthcare provider for further testing.
Microbiome and Metabolome in Diagnosis, Therapy, and other Strategic Applications, Iara M. Linhares, … Steven S. Witkin,2019, Pages 109-114
Susan S. Suarez, in Knobil and Neill’s Physiology of Reproduction (Fourth Edition), 2015