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Maintaining Vaginal Health

A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Any: The best thing would be to eat 1-3 cups of unpasteurized yogurt a day. It provides the same types of organisms and will benefit your gut and be less e ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Lubricant: There are many varieties of vaginal lubricant you can use to increase comfort of sexual intercourse.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Diet: A lot of time what a woman eats can affect her vaginal flora. Also exercise and overall health. If a woman has diabetes, that can affect vagina as we ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Avoidance of issues: The vagina maintains its' pH with naturally occurring bacteria that secretes a substance and protects the vaginal environment from more serious pathog ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: Depending on the nature of the oral health.E.G.Gingivitis is due to deficiency of coenzyme q 10 and would be reflected in overall health that is nece ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathan Pfister
11 years experience Dentistry
Oral vaginal health: Interesting question. Not sure if it's been studied. Many systemic diseases effect both mouth and vagina. For example, some women with sjogrens su ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hygiene is one: Of the pillars of health along with healthy eating and exercise. It helps to minimize your risk of developing an infectious or toxic complication.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Several good: checklists on that very topic available on the site. also more detailed information with direct questions. Eating a variety of foods, regular exercise ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Benign: There are no health consequences or benefits to discuss.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
14 years experience General Practice
Exercise/diet: Any form of exercise that is consistently part of your daily lifestyle along with a healthy balance diet should appeal to your sexual health.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Oral Sex: Oral sex is a very common and normal part of the human sexual experience. There are no health consequences to this practice in general.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kalyn Diamond
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Same: Mental hygiene is an older term for mental health, but the terms can be used interchangeably. The mental hygiene movement took off in the early 1900's ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Healthy habits.: Drink at least 8 - 8 oz glasses of water /day. Aim for 8 hrs of sleep & at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day. Use whole grain ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Lifestyle practices: Research shows a bidirectional relationship between mental/emotional health and lifestyle. Those who engage in healthier lifestyle practices tend to b ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: If they were, there would be a lot of broken people.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lawrence Smith
29 years experience Clinical Psychology
Both, but . . . : “each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Heathy: Diet with exercise, where you lose weight and avoid toxins such as alcohol and tobacco. Weight loss is of ultimate importance. No specific food, suppl ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Good news & bad: The good news is that there are no more worries about unintended pregnancy. The bad news is the declining hormone production that can cause vaginal dr ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes depending : On the person, it is good to take acidlophilus pills or probiotics everyday to help prevent vaginal infections that is the easiest and safest thing y ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Most likely: numerous studies have been and are being conducted to connect the two, but most researchers feel that there is a connection. google for articles and ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Healthy diet: There is no specific food likely to increase your capacity to perform sexually. If you are having difficulty performing you may want to consult with a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Ginseng is used to: give you energy but you need to be supervised by your doctor. A 24 y.o. taking viagra (sildenafil)? Has your doc helped you figure out why you need ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Poor hygiene: of genitalia can lead to infection.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: Both are natural. So long as the your partner is healthy, then sex can be good for your mental health as well as your physical health. Masturbation ca ... Read More
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