Menopause and Bacterial Vaginosis: a troublesome twosome

Menopause and Bacterial Vaginosis: a troublesome twosome

OK…so we’re going to talk about it - menopause.... Don’t worry, we won’t leave you hot and bothered like a pesky hot flush!

Did you know that there’s a connection between Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) and menopause? Bacterial Vaginosis is a common infection that can cause symptoms like itching, discharge, and a not-so-pleasant odor. And unfortunately, menopause can make you more susceptible to getting Bacterial Vaginosis. 

During menopause, your hormones are changing, which can affect the pH balance of your vagina. This change can create an environment that’s more favorable to the growth of harmful bacteria, leading to Bacterial Vaginosis. Plus, the vaginal tissues can become more fragile and susceptible to small cuts or tears that can increase the risk of developing Bacterial Vaginosis.

But don’t let hot flushes or Bacterial Vaginosis bring you down! There are steps you can take to maintain your vaginal health and reduce your risk of getting Bacterial Vaginosis Make sure to stay hydrated and eat a healthy, balanced diet that’s rich in nutrients - and Isla Wand !

Remember, ladies, it’s important to love and care for our bodies at every stage of life. Embrace the changes that come with menopause and appreciate all the amazing things your body has done for you!

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