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What Can Disturb the Natural Balance ?

Most women do not know that normal daily habits can disturb the vulvovagina’s “natural balance”.

Your intimate area values balance as much as you do. Natural balance is what it thrives on to survive and function properly. The vagina produces secretions to regulate and cleanse itself. These are normal vaginal discharges which maintain a naturally-balanced acidic environment.
Any interference with this delicate balance will result to growth of bad bacteria.

Common causes of disrupting your vulvovagina's natural balance are:

  • Inadequate feminine hygiene

  • Use of synthetic underwear

  • Tight clothes (jeans, and some sports clothing)

  • Daily use of panty liners Intense sexual activity (semen has alkaline pH decreasing acidity)

  • Feminine hygiene sprays

  • Excessive fragrance (perfumed soap or wash)

  • Dyed and scented toilet paper

  • Harsh fabric softener used for underwear

  • Birth control pills and condoms

  • Antibiotic treatment

  • Stress or over fatigue

  • Improper diet


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