10 Gynecology Health Facts Women Should Know
A healthy lifestyle requires that all of our systems are functioning at tip-top condition. If you are usually bombarded by rumors and fallacies about your sexual health, then it’s about time that you learned from the pros.
Many women often become paranoid of what they hear about gynecology, and some even end up hypochondriacs who think that there is something wrong with them, but upon actual examination, nothing really is. Many of what women read or hear about gynecology is either over-the-top or completely inaccurate.
Women need to know what is true and effective when it comes to reproductive health; here are a few things to help you sort out the differences.
Gynecology Fact #1 – Your sex drive can suffer from taking birth control pills
Birth control pills can in fact reduce the sexual desire of most women; this applies not only to fertile women but also to those using a low-dose pill to control the menopausal effects.
Switching to another form of help such as HerSolution that can get your sexual desire going; and IUD or condoms can be other options. If this doesn’t fit you, then you can at least take the pill less frequently.
Gynecology Fact #2 – Inserting the pill directly into the vagina can get rid of some of the side-effects, including nausea.
There is no danger in inserting the pill into the vagina; in fact, this method of administration can be very effective especially if you want to stay away from its side effects.
Research has shown that women who used this vaginal administration route had less nausea, vertigo, headache, breast tenderness, period pain and stomach upsets.
Gynecology Fact #3 – Sexual desire can be markedly increased by migraines and these same headaches as well and menstrual cramps disappear during orgasm.
There is no clear reason for the increase of sexual drive during a headache or at least 24 hours before a migraine; this could be due to the increase of serotonin which is the brain chemical linked to sexual appetite. Twenty percent of women have also testified to the disappearance of a headache during an orgasm. Menstrual cramps also vanish during orgasm because of the certain bio-chemicals that are released during orgasm that work to relax the uterus.
Gynecology Fact #4 – Painful sex can be more painful if sex is avoided
There are women who think that ‘resting’ their vagina, or not having sex, can remedy painful sex; this is totally false. If one stops having sex, getting the desire to jump start again may be more difficult.
Vaginal dryness when nursing an infant, or if your partner cannot arouse you the way he should, are the primary causes of sexual discomfort. Try using HerSolutionGel to relieve the discomfort and make your intimate moment a more exquisite experience.
If the problem has something to do with your response to your partner, try to request your partner to increase foreplay.
Gynecology Fact #5 – Getting a sexually transmitted disease is most likely to occur if you have sex during your period.
Pregnancy risks are unlikely during your period but if you do have sex during this time, you are opening yourself up to infection. The changes in the PH balance in your vagina during this period allow bacteria to thrive.
The blood in your vagina during your period raises the alkaline level in the region and so makes it less acidic, when it normally is, a condition that prevents bacterial proliferation.
Always practice safe sex if you are not certain of your partner’s sexual condition.
Gynecology Fact #6 – Cotton underwear and switching detergents can drop the risks for vaginitis.
Vaginitis, which is a vaginal infection that causes burning, itching and vaginal discharges, can be prevented by wearing cotton underwear and switching to a different laundry detergent. Stay away from perfumed soaps, intimate deodorants and other fragrant vaginal products.
If these don’t remedy the problem, you could have something else like the yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis, or some STD; see your doctor.
Gynecology Fact #7 – Overseas-travel-related toxic shock syndromes can be avoided if women bring along US made tampons
Highly absorbent tampons sold abroad can cause the deadly toxic shock syndrome infection. Only less absorbent tampons are sold in the US, so it would be best to consider your safety and bring along a supply with you when you travel overseas.
Gynecology Fact #8 – Tampons should not be used for incontinence leaks.
Tampons may actually control leaks or dribbles. This is a technique you can use every once in a while like when exercising but make sure to remove the tampon immediately because since your vagina is dry at this time, having a tampon in it can irritate it or cause micro-tears in the skin. These can later cause infection. There are new ultra thin incontinence pads in the market, use these instead.
Gynecology Fact #9 – Recurring yeast infection risks are not heightened by intercourse; oral sex, on the other hand, can increase this risk.
During intercourse, men are not usually known to pass a yeast infection to women. A recurring infection can be due largely to the woman’s immune response to the yeast.
Studies, however, have shown that women who were into oral sex developed more frequent yeast infections whether the partner showed signs of yeast infection in the mouth or not.
Other causes of yeast infection include high blood sugar, hormonal imbalances, birth control pills and stress.
Gynecology Fact #10 – If your vulva smells like urine, it could actually be sweat that is causing this and not urine; there is a way to get rid of this.
Sweat gland secretions are almost the same as urine, hence, the similarity in odor. This, however, does not always mean that you have incontinence problems. Staying away from nylon panties and panty hose can reduce sweating and solve this problem; you can also use a mild soap with water and dust the area with cornstarch. If there is a marked decrease in the odor, it was probably sweat that caused it, otherwise, see your doctor.