Far too many topics in life that are natural, common, and normal are still considered a taboo to talk about. I have never been one to shy away from any topic with my family, friends or my kids. I want them to grow up being able to discuss openly anything that they might be feeling, experiencing, or dealing with. I even know people that still won’t even talk to their own personal doctors about personal topics even if it means their health is at risk. This shouldn’t be the case nowadays. There should be no judge on questioning our bodies and the million and one things that can happen to them. Today I have learned a new one to add to my informed list… BV.
So let’s talk BV…What is it?
Not necessarily the nicest topics for females but it’s very common. BV stands for Bacterial Vaginosis. If you haven’t ever heard of this, it’s ok, I hadn’t either and we aren’t alone. Bacteria and yeast are some of the common causes of vaginal infections.
Don’t be scared though, I have learned that BV is very common and the symptoms are treatable just with an internal gel. According to Canesbalance, a BV vaginal gel, like Canesbalance, can relieve symptoms and discomfort caused by BV, and you can get it off the shelf at lots of retailers including your local pharmacy, supermarket and online.
Common symptoms of BV…
• Unpleasant odour/fishy
• Watery greyish white -looking discharge
• Worsening of the above after sex or during your period
Some tips to help prevent BV infectionsrecurring….
• Avoid using perfume products in and around your private areas.
• Avoid over-washing and using strong detergent to wash your underwear.
• Change your tampons or pads frequently.
• Ensure you wipe from front to back after going to the toilet.
• Dry your vaginal area after washing, swimming and working out.
• Change your underwear after swimming and working out.
These are some super easy tips to get in the habit of for preventing BV recurring. Some of these seem like, no brainers, whilst others maybe you didn’t realize couldcause a BV infection. I have learned so much myself just looking into BV.
It’s always better to be educated and help prevent infections as a priority and know your treatment options,just in case.
It seems crazy that women don’t openly talk about things they have experienced or things that commonly might happen to us. It only helps aid the next generation in not feeling ashamed, scared, mortified, or other deeper feelings get rooted when things happen to our bodies and we don’t know why.
Having a daughter myself, I want to make sure I openly talk to her about all womanly things from periods, child birth, pregnancy, to thrush and BV will be added too. The older she gets the more I share because I never want her to feel like she shouldn’t talk about certain topics or open up if she has questions or concerns about her body.
Would you find it embarrassing to discuss experiencing bacterial vaginosis with family and friends?
*This post is in conjunction with Canesbalance but all thoughts are my own.
Disclaimer: Canesbalance is a medical device. Always read the instructions. Canesbalance is the source of product claims and information above. Please always speak to your doctor if you are unsure of your symptoms and condition, they will be able to guide you on the best treatment for you.