So what are the main vaginal odor causes i should be telling you about?
All women will have some sort of vaginal odor that will be on the most mild and somewhat unique to the individual. Most women will then go on to suffer from some sort of unpleasant vaginal odor at some time in their lives. Whether its a strong vaginal odor or a fishy vaginal odor and whether or not it is accompanied by a vaginal discharge or other symptoms will largely depend on the root cause.
Vaginal Odor causes include Bacterial Vaginosis, which is in fact the most common cause of vaginal odor. bacterial vaginosis occurs when an overgrowth of bad bacteria known as Gardnerella. When this overgrowth takes place basically the bad bacteria takes over the good bacteria which lives normally with in the vagina and an infection occurs. bacterial vaginosis can be treated quite effectively and quickly and this will in turn reduce the level of any vaginal odor. The confusion comes as it is actually possible to have a vaginal infection with out vaginal odor and ofcourse it is also possible to have vaginal odor without any infection. As a general rule of thumb any itching without odor is likely to be caused by yeast infection while inflammation with a strong vaginal odor is caused by bacterial infection.
Other vaginal odor causes include. I hate to say it poor hygiene. if you dont keep your self clean and have good hygiene habits then that can lead to vaginal odor. Most women will automatically think if they have vaginal odor it must because they haven’t cleaned properly. Then they go off and scrub for aqll their worth using the strongest soap they can find. Unfortunately this has a negative effect. Strong soaps, excessive washing, douching (washing inside the vagina), wearing tight clothes can all have an effect on vaginal odor. Get in to a good routine wash your vagina with warm water using unscented soap. Soaps that are heavily scented or strong in detergant can effect the pH level of the vagina. Wear loose fitting cotton underwear to allow the vagina to breathe. It never hurts once in a while to go out without underwear, get some fresh air around your bits.
Other vaginal odor causes can include Cancer of the cervix or vagina, Bacterial Vaginosis, Chlamydia, Genital Herpes, Gonorrhea, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs), Vaginitis and Yeast Infections.Thats why it is ultra important to get yourself checked out by a suitable qualified medical professional should you be worried in any way about excessive/strong/fishy vaginal odor.
Even the food that you eat can effect your vaginal odor. If you eat a lot of hot spicy foods, processed foods and refined sugars these can all contribute to vaginal odor. The best thing to do is eat as healthily as possible, try to eat regular portions of fresh fruit and vegetables and consume as much water as possible. This will help to flush the body and remove unwanted toxins that can cause vaginal odor.
Don’t worry about vaginal odor causes. if you have a strong vaginal odor find out what is causing it and take the appropriate action. Left untreated, vaginal odor can cause not just physiologic problems but also emotional (stress) and social problems (the women can feel uncomfortable thinking the vaginal odor can be smelt by others).
There is one other thing I wanted to bring to your attention. That is FEMANOL. If you haven’t heard of it you might want to take a look. Its a totally natural product that can really help beat feminine/vaginal odor.