Dr. Lisa’s Team go Head to Head to Discuss Feminine Wellness
On Today’s Health in Heels we are doing something a little special. I am sitting down with 2 very special young ladies to have a frank discussion about vaginal health, and since one (Katlyn) is a medical student from my very own college and the other (Megan) is a medical assistant I thought it would be fun to put them head to head in a vaginal health stand off to see who knows their stuff.
In the video we discuss what level and color of discharge should cause concern down there. It might be surprising, but some discharge is normal. A light clear discharge is totally normal, but if there is color or odor, you need to see your physician.
In regards to hygiene, you want to be careful what you put in your vagina. You want to keep foreign objects out and avoid using over the counter feminine washes and cleaning products with strong fragrances or color.
Washing your vagina with plain unscented soap and water is your best bet to overall vaginal health.
PH Balance is also very important, so be careful when using new products. You’ll want to read the labels carefully and make sure that they will not effect and unbalance your PH Levels.
With regards to healthy sex and your vagina, protected se is important. Not just for preventing pregnancy but also keep unwanted germs and bacteria away leading to better vaginal health in the long run.
You’ll also want to make sure to remove your athletic apparel after working out. You want to make sure you are clean and dry after a workout and don’t stay sweaty for too long, especially if you are wearing tight active wear. (A good idea is to wear loose fitting clothing or all natural fabrics, like cotton.)
While we’re on the subject of exercise, it is also helpful to practice your vaginal exercises called kegels. Working your muscles help with vaginal health. A great way to recover from pregnancy and assist with incontinence or hemorrhoids. (There are simple exercises you can do on your own or you can use things like vaginal weights. it is important to remember to use clean gear to avoid infection.)
My ladies did a great job and were very helpful. I hope you enjoyed this video and learned something too.
Thanks so much for joining us on Health in Heels today! I hope this video was useful. For more information about the health and services we offer, go to OceanOasisDaySpa.com and until next time, this is Dr. Lisa reminding you to be well and be fabulous!