May 25, 2019
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MadameOvary Gives the Low Down on the Keto Diet and Vaginal Health

NEW HAVEN, Conn. , March 14 /Businesswire/ - The Keto Diet, a high fat, low carb weight loss plan has gained a lot of popularity among celebrities and women alike. With conversations spreading across social media and in a plethora of headlines in the news, the ‘Keto Crotch’ has opened the dialog about whether a certain diet can cause vaginal odor as well as what women should do to treat and eliminate it.

“Use your best judgement when it comes to sticking with an unusual diet or nutrition plan,” says Mary Jane Minkin, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale University and Founder of MadameOvary.com. “If you notice an unpleasant smell down there, try going off the diet for a week or so- if the odor resolves, then we can assume the odor was related to the diet. If the odor persists, this may be an imbalance in the vaginal ecosystem.”

The vaginal ecosystem is comprised of a delicate balance of “good and bad” bacteria. So, if a woman does have an odor and suspects a pH imbalance, she can try picking up a product like RepHresh Gel from the local drug store that works to add acidity to the vagina and rebalance pH.

If after a few days the odor or discomfort persists, it is wise to seek out the attention of an OB/GYN. If left untreated, a pH imbalance can turn into bacterial vaginosis, which can lead to more serious issues like pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), infertility, and even an increased risk of acquiring HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and urinary tract infections.

Additionally, a vaginal probiotic such as RepHresh Pro-B contains the strains of probiotics that specifically promote vaginal health to balance yeast and bacteria every day. Pro-B contains Lactobacillus rhamnosus GR-1™ and Lactobacillus reuteri RC-14™, two clinically documented probiotic lactobacilli specifically optimized for vaginal health as opposed to a probiotic or yogurt that supports immunity or digestion.


STORY TAGS: Women, United States, North America, Health, Fitness & Nutrition, Connecticut, Other Health, Product/Service, Consumer, General Health,

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