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Always Keep the Communication Lines Open with Your OBGYN


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Always Keep the Communication Lines Open with Your OBGYN

As an adult, I have always visited my OBGYN on a regular basis for pap smears and other important health screenings. I thought I was doing "everything right," to take care of my female health, but unfortunately, I began having re-occurring yeast infections. I kept trying home treatment after home treatment and while some worked temporarily, my infections always came back. I finally got fed up and made an extra appointment with my OBGYN and she provided me treatment that kept the infections away for good and taught me how some of my habits were contributing to my chronic infections. I decided to start a blog to share my story along with tips about female health that I have learned over the years. I think more women need to share their female health experiences, because we all have them from time to time!

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When buying new undergarments, attention should not just be paid to style. For women, the type of underwear they wear will have a significant effect on their vaginal health so careful consideration is always important.

Sizing

Ensure you're getting the right size underwear. When shopping for jeans or even a dress, if you can squeeze into a smaller size and still breathe – why not? However, this is not the mindset you should have with your underwear. Tight underwear keep the region from breathing by limiting airflow. When air is limited, moisture buildup, irritation and yeast infections can become a problem. Always ensure your underwear fit snugly, but not tight to avoid this problem.

Style

Just as every style trend is not for everyone, every type of underwear style isn't for everyone. This is especially the case when it comes to thongs. Thongs can increase the likelihood of bacteria from the rectal area, including feces, making its way into the vagina. This dangerous bacteria can cause a urinary infection and several vaginal infections which can be painful, uncomfortable and even produce a foul odor. If you're concerned with this simply choose another style.

Material

Underwear are available in a range of different material options including lace, satin and cotton. However, cotton is often the material of choice. Cotton is in the lead because it offers the most breathability, which is key to keeping you healthy. Not to mention, it's also very comfortable. If you just can't go with a cotton panty and prefer the look and feel of another material, ensure that the crotch is completely cotton to stay on the safe side. If the crotch is anything other than cotton, it's best to keep looking.

Buy Extra

When shopping for underwear, ensure you are always buying extra. All women understand that you want to change your underwear every day; however, you may also need to change your underwear throughout the day. This is especially the case during the summer or any time you're sweating a lot. Keeping moist underwear on for a long time creates a breeding ground for yeast, which can lead to an infection. Always buy extra underwear so should you need to change throughout the day this won't be a problem.  

Make sure you are keeping your vaginal health in mind when shopping for new underwear to keep yourself happy, comfortable and most importantly, healthy.  Your gynecologist can help should you need additional tips. Visit a site like http://www.centraliowaobgyn.com for more help.