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What women need to know about keeping their private organ pH balanced to avoid infection

A woman's private organ is meant to be kept healthy, by maintaining the pH balance. When the pH level is below 7, it is considered acidic, while above 7 is considered basic. According to a research, the normal pH level of a woman's private organ should be between 3.8 and 4.5. The lesser the pH number, the more acidic the private organ will be. If the pH level in the private organ becomes high, it can cause infection. This can cause bacteria to live in the private organ. A bacteria called lactobacilli bacteria stays in the private organ, and it gives out hydrogen peroxide and lactic acid that gives the private organ its acidic pH level.

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What can change a woman's private organ pH level

The following can change the pH level of a woman's private organ:

1. Bacterial vaginosis

This is a disease that occurs when bacteria becomes too much, inside a woman's private organ. This can lead to the increase of the pH level. When you have this, you may experience itching and pain in the private organ.

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2. Menopause

According to a research, women may have higher pH level during their menopause. This research stated that women in their menopause, may have a pH level of 5.3. When the estrogen in a woman's body reduces during menopause, it may affect the pH level.

3. Menstrual blood

When a woman is on her period, it may increase the pH level in her private organ. This is caused by the presence of menstrual blood.

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4. Douching

Washing the private organ using a solution that may help improve its smell, can increase the pH level. This solution may be in the form of vinegar. Washing your private organ with this solution can remove good bacteria from your bacteria, and make it open to infection. A woman's private organ cleans itself, and it doesn't need a cleaning agent.

Ways to keep your private organ pH balanced to avoid infection

1. Do not use harsh soaps to wash your private organ because, it may increase your private organ pH. This may lead to infection.

2. Taking food items that contains probotic can help to preserve, and restore the body's normal bacterial level. Yogurt is a good source of probotic.

3. Using protection during intimacy, can help to prevent semen from affecting the private organ's pH level.

4. When a woman is on her period, she should change her menstrual pad often, to avoid the blood from affecting the pH level.

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It is important that you should avoid certain things, that may affect the private organ pH. If you notice that your private organ is itchy and painful, then you should see a doctor.

Source: medicalnewstoday

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