After the winter months, let’s face it we all crave a bit of sun and warm patio weather. But, did you know that yeast infections can occur more frequently in summer months? Yes, you read that right. For many women, the warmer temperature brings an increased risk of the“itch” that nobody likes to talk about – yeast infections.
Not so surprisingly, yeast infections affect a lot of women. Approximately five per cent of women experience reoccurring yeast infections (3 to 4 infections in the last year). And I have met maybe 1-2 women n my life who have never had a yeast infection. But nobody likes to talk about them or how to prevent them.
Listen, if you read this blog ever then you know I talk about a lot of women’s health issues and I rarely shy away from the hard stuff. Reproductive health is vital for women and men. Digestive health, brain health and cardiac health are all topics I have written about this past year.
But I have to admit even I debated writing about yeast infections. What’s the big deal? REALITY check – yeast infections are super common. Sometimes recurring yeast infections can increase with heat. The infection occurs when moisture gets trapped and yeast can overgrow, causing itching, burning and discomfort. If you’ve had one, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
The good news is that with a few simple tips, you can avoid that pesky itch, the burning and general discomfort of yeast infections.
FOUR TIPS TO HELP Prevent and Control Yeast Infections:
- Remember to dry off: Relaxing in a hot tub is the perfect way to enjoy a warm, summer evening. However, yeast grows best in a moist environment, making hot tubs a breeding ground for unwanted infections. This means it’s important to dry off well afterwards and change into dry clothes right away. Use this same approach when spending the day at the beach or pool.
- Know your pH: Many vaginal health issues, including odour, itchiness and yeast infections stem from an unbalanced pH. RepHresh™ Gel is a gynaecologist recommended product and clinically proven to be pH balanced which can help to eliminate feminine odour and relieve feminine discomfort.
- Wear cotton undies: Unfortunately, your tight skinny jeans, cycling shorts or yoga gear may not be the best option this summer. Warm, tight clothing allows for little oxygen movement making the perfect breeding ground for yeast. If you must rock the skinnies, wear cotton underwear.
- Take healthy measures: RepHresh™ Pro-B reduces the number of urogenital pathogenic bacteria and yeast on vaginal surfaces. It’s clinically tested and works by balancing the yeast and bacteria that are naturally present in a woman’s body to help restore and maintain proper vaginal flora. Try adding one capsule to your daily routine to keep your body on track and ensure nothing slows you down this summer!
Are you ready to beat the summer heat? Did you know that summer months can mean more yeast infections?
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