Warning signs of vaginal infection (Vaginitis)

Do you have itching and redness around your vagina, abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant smell, irritation, a burning sensation during urination? It could be Vaginitis, a very common disease, which affects millions of women each year. Vaginitis is medically described as an irritation and/or inflammation of the vagina.

Some women have no symptoms at all. And some may have symptoms, which include:

– Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odour.

– Burning & pain during urination.

– Itching around the outside of the vagina.

– Discomfort during intercourse.

– Irritation

– Bleeding

Vaginitis has various causes. It may result from bacterial infections, fungal infection, protozoan infection, contact dermatitis or even an allergic reaction.

Things to keep in order to minimise the risk of developing vaginiti:

– Practice good hygiene by keeping the vaginal area clean.

– Avoid irritating agents such as harsh soaps and feminine hygiene sprays.

– You should wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.

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Warning signs of vaginal infection (Vaginitis)

Do you have itching and redness around your vagina, abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant smell, irritation, a burning sensation during urination?

It could be Vaginitis, a very common disease, which affects millions of women each year. Vaginitis is medically described as an irritation and/or inflammation of the vagina.

Some women have no symptoms at all. And some may have symptoms, which include:

– Abnormal vaginal discharge with an unpleasant odour.

– Burning & pain during urination.

– Itching around the outside of the vagina.

– Discomfort during intercourse.

– Irritation

– Bleeding

Vaginitis has various causes. It may result from bacterial infections, fungal infection, protozoan infection, contact dermatitis or even an allergic reaction.

Things to keep in order to minimise the risk of developing vaginiti:

– Practice good hygiene by keeping the vaginal area clean.

– Avoid irritating agents such as harsh soaps and feminine hygiene sprays.

– You should wipe from front to back to prevent bacteria around the anus from entering the vagina or urethra.

Read more Personal Health, Diet & Fitness stories on www.healthmeup.com

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Are you sleeping correctly?

Along with the number of hours that you sleep, your sleeping position also determines if you are well-rested or not.

In fact, an incorrect sleeping position can also cause stress on your back leading to backache and problems. Here are ways to improve your sleep.

Choose a sturdy mattress: Opt for a firm mattress instead of going in for a fluffy one that can ruin your back. Usually, mattresses should be changed after seven or eight years. If your mattress feels lumpy or soft, it’s time to upgrade it.

Use the right pillow: Always support your neck with a pillow and opt for one which will support your spine. An extremely thick or hard pillow may end up hurting your neck and you might feel sore when you wake up. When sleeping on a pillow, make sure that your chin is parallel to your bed rather than resting on your chest.

Sleep on your side: Be it sleeping on your left or right, side-sleeping posture is recommended by most sleep experts. If you are not comfortable sleeping on the sides, sleep on your back and keep a pillow under your knees, so that they are raised a little.

Never sleep on your stomach: Sleeping on your stomach can stress your neck and spine. Similarly, some people use their hand to sleep on, that can often sprain your neck. As a result, avoid sleeping on your stomach.

Hummus for good health

Hummus is nutritious and has several health benefits…

-The nutrients in this dip could help you with weight management and since it is protien-rich, it can fight hunger cravings and balance blood sugar levels. This could help curb excessive snacking.
-Chickpeas can lower cholesterol.
-Humus has chickpeas that may also help reduce cancer risk. Food items that contain folate may reduce the risk of colorectal cancers (like colon cancer). Researchers believe dietary fibre helps promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon, which protects against cancer.
-It’s a much better spread to use on bread. If you are trying to find healthier ways to continue to eat your (not so healthy) foods, humus can be your saviour. Instead of the typical cream cheese, try humus.

Make Hummus at home
Mix 1/4 cup of Tahini with equal amount of lemon juice in a processor for around two minutes till it becomes a thick creamy paste. Add two tbsp of olive oil, half of a large garlic clove, minced, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, around one tsp salt, depending on taste and process for half-a-minute. Now add around 500 grams of boiled, skin-less kabuli chana and process for two minutes till smooth. Add spoonfuls of water to adjust consistency. Serve with olive oil drizzled on top.