What is the relationship between menstruation and candidiasis?
Jun 23, 2022
If you notice changes in your G-spot during the days of menstruation that cause itching, pain and other discomfort typical of a vaginal infection, you shouldn't worry.... Many women have gone through this situation! The most important thing in such cases is to talk calmly, get informed and get treated immediately.
But why is candidiasis associated with menstruation?
The menstrual cycle is associated with several psychological and physical factors that women experience. This is because our body's immunity faces various hormonal fluctuations during the premenstrual period, which makes us more susceptible to situations such as the occurrence of vaginal infections.
During the menstrual cycle, estrogen and progesterone levels increase, and with them the possibility of vaginal infections, as pH becomes unbalanced due to the excretion of cellular debris and the formation of endometrial scales, and temperature and humidity in the vagina create an ideal environment for the development of fungi such as Candida Albicans.
Tips to minimize the risk of candidiasis
Menstruation can be one of the determining factors for the occurrence of candidiasis in many women. Therefore, it is important to consider some tips that will help us reduce the likelihood of such infection.
Tip No. 1 - Meditation:
To minimize psychological discomfort, it is recommended to meditate before, during and after the period to find mental peace and physical and emotional stability.
Tip No. 2 - Intimate hygiene:
In addition to psychological factors, many women want to be completely fresh and clean during menstruation. Therefore, we have sometimes thought that using soap is a good idea, but in reality this can lead to dysregulation of the vaginal pH, which increases the possibility of fungi and infections.
It's best to forgo the enemas and keep your hygiene routine on the other days of the month!
Tip No. 3 - Use sanitary pads or tampons:
If you are prone to vaginal infections, you should avoid using tampons and disposable or plastic pads for extended periods of time, as both temperature and humidity increase, leading to the growth of bacteria and fungi.
In these cases, you can use natural fabric products that are suitable for use in the bathroom.
Depending on your body and your doctor's recommendations, you may also use other methods.
Remember that it is very important to know your body so that you can recognize when something is wrong. It is important that your gynecologist advises you on what might be the best option for treating thrush.
Let's not be afraid to talk about vaginal infections - let's treat yeast infections without shame and help each other achieve optimal intimate health!