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Advances in research have shown that many health conditions relate to alterations in the microbiome.

Keeping your intimate microbiota balanced and happy isn’t easy.

Hormonal shifts, like during periods, pregnancy, and menopause, can disrupt your intimate microbiota. It’s also affected by sexual intercourse, contraceptive methods, diet, hygiene routines, antibiotics.

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How does menopause affect your microbiota?

It is especially important to protect and boost your weakened intimate microbiota during menopause.

Oestrogen normally maintains glycogen in the vaginal lining – a good food source for lactobacilli bacteria.

When oestrogen levels fluctuate and then drop during transition into menopause, we sadly lose the good lactobacilli bacteria, and the microbiota loses its natural protective barrier. Lactic acid is no longer produced and bad bacteria can invade the intimate area more easily, making women in menopause more susceptible to recurrent irritations and infections.

Prone to getting intimate infections?

Research has shown that a disrupted microbiota reduces the natural protective function against infections, such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea, and makes women more susceptible to them.

A healthy intimate microbiota is therefore your first line of defence.

How does your microbiota affect fertility?

Healthy levels of lactobacilli can help with fertility, conception and even your child’s health. Think about natural birth, as well.

An imbalance of healthy bacteria in the intimate microbiota can play a part in becoming pregnant, miscarriage, endometriosis, pre-term birth, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis (BV). The female body is complex, so it is good to be aware of all the factors that could affect your fertility.

The downside of antibiotics

A UTI is normally treated with antibiotics because it’s a bacterial infection.

But, UTIs tend to recur.

  • Antibiotics kill everything – good and bad.
  • Increased risk of more infections after taking antibiotics for the first infection.
  • 24% risk of recurrence within 6 months (1st-time sufferers).1
  • 70% risk of recurrence within a year (2nd-time and recurrent sufferers).2

1 Foxman, B. et al. risk factors for second urinary tract infection among college women. Am. J.Epidemiol. 151, 1194–1205 (2000).
2 Hooton, T. M. et al. A prospective study of risk factors for symptomatic urinary tract infection in young women. N. Engl. J. Med. 335, 468–474 (1996).

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