Wednesday, July 6, 2011
A yeast infection is a condition caused by the fungus Candida albicans. It is also called candidiasis. The yeast may infect the vagina, mouth, or other moist areas on the skin.
How does it occur?
Yeast organisms are normally present in the rectal and vaginal areas. Yeast causes trouble only when there are too many of them. Sometimes the yeast grows (multiplies) quickly and causes an infection.
There are several situations in which the yeast may multiply. Sometimes, if you are taking antibiotics, it can kill the bacteria that normally keep yeast levels down. Conditions that cause hormonal changes, such as menopause, pregnancy, or taking birth control pills, may also cause the yeast to grow. Yeast infections are often associated with diabetes, especially when the blood sugar level is too high. Recurring or stubborn cases may sometimes be an early sign of diabetes. In some cases, yeast infections that don't go away are an early sign of HIV infection. Drugs that reduce the body's defenses, such as drugs used to treat AIDS, also allow the yeast to grow and spread.
A yeast infection is usually is not spread by sexual intercourse.
1. Remember to clean your feminine area daily with a mild soap and warm water. You are encourage to clean your private area with your clean soapy hand will eliminate the risk of introducing bacteria from a washcloth into your vagina. If you are comfortable doing so. Otherwise, use a fresh washcloth every time you cleanse your feminine area. This is the important things to do daily to take care your feminine hygiene.
Your vagina's natural cleansing process produces a clear or white discharge that removes bacteria. Washing with regular soap and water daily helps remove the discharge from the skin and cleanses the outside of the vagina. Products such as douches and scented washes are not good for your vagina, as they remove healthy bacteria and unbalance natural pH levels. Avoid these products, as they can cause irritation, abnormal discharge, and recurrent infection. Also, after a bowel movement, wipe from front to back to avoid transferring anal bacteria to the vagina.
2. Shower or bathe every day to ensure your personal hygiene. Your feminine areas sweat just like the rest of you, it is very important to wash away any sweat or dirt that may have gathered at your private part. Always cleanse your feminine areas after any kind of sexual contact with your love one, even if it was only touching or oral contact. This will reduce your risk of infection in your vagina as well as your urinary tract.
3. Change your sanitary pads or tampons often during your menstrual cycle. Wearing the same pad for an extended period or leaving a tampon in too long greatly increases your chance of vaginal infection. Try to develop a good behavior to change your tampon or pad often, this will able to reduce any chance of developing an odor and vaginal infection.
4. Respect your body's ability to cleanse itself. A woman's vagina will clean itself out daily with natural discharge. Using additional chemicals or products can disrupt this natural process. Avoid to use additional chemical.
Please visit "Menstrual Product" to know more about feminine hygiene product during menstruation.
Article Souce: Feminine Hygiene
Monday, July 4, 2011
You may have noticed that the "feminine hygiene" aisle at your drug or grocery store is offering an expanding choice of products that serve a variety of purposes.
A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive® for the Vagisil Women's Health CenterSM (VWHC) revealed that nearly half (47 percent) of U.S. women aged 18 and older use feminine hygiene products, such as cleansing wipes, washes, powders, douches, anti-itch products, yeast infection medications, vaginal lubricants and vaginal moisturizers. Almost one in four women (24 percent) use products to cleanse the feminine area or to absorb excess discharge, and one in six use feminine health products to treat or ease itching.
Our skin helps to protect us from germs. Although we need to clean our bodies of dirt and germs, the skin needs its natural oils to work well. Gentle washing with mild soaps and warm, not too hot, water is all that is needed. Buffing or other rough treatment should be used only on tough skin like our feet. Daily moisturizing with a cream containing a sunscreen will help protect our skin from the sun's harmful effects, like skin cancers and wrinkles. Apply sunscreen daily to all body areas not covered by clothes.
What is the best way to keep the genital area clean?
The skin of a woman's genital area also works to protect her from germs. There are natural oils and discharge that keep this area healthy. The skin and the lining of the vagina are very sensitive. Any chemical or perfume can break down the natural protection of this area and even start infections. Gentle daily cleaning on the outside skin with mild soap and water is all that is needed.
What about vaginal discharge and odor?
The body produces a milky discharge that naturally cleanses the vagina. When women douche or use tampons or pads, they are removing the natural protection of the body against infections and odor. Regular use of such things as minipads can even make the body form more discharge in an attempt to protect itself. Limit using these pads to the times when you may spot with your period. Do not douche unless it is recommended by your healthcare provider.
Everyone's private area has a normal odor that cannot be removed or covered no matter how much we try. Deodorants and perfumes added to pads and tampons may cause allergy problems with this sensitive skin. If the odor is strong or the discharge yellow, this may indicate that something is wrong. An exam by your provider may be needed to find the cause.
How can I help vaginal dryness caused by menopause?
Women in menopause may notice that the natural moisture of the vagina decreases. Sexual activities can become uncomfortable because of this dryness. The skin cannot protect itself and may need more wetness. There are several ways to take care of this. Hormones that are taken regularly can help with this problem. Nonprescription gels and inserts have also been made to help women with this type of dryness. Be sure to use unscented products.
What else can I do?
Other important feminine hygiene tips include:
- changing underwear daily
- wearing underwear with a cotton crotch to help pull moisture away from the body
- wiping from front to back after going to the bathroom
- changing tampons and pads every 4 to 6 hours when on your period, and
- sleeping without underwear or in loose-fitting pajama bottoms.
In this 21st centuries, sanitary pads / napkins are available in different types of designed, the design of sanitary pads are taking into consideration both fashion, style and comfort. Some major improvement include introuction of "wings", quilting of the lining, fragrant pads, introduction of pantyliners, reduction of pad thickness, herbal sanitary pads and sanitary pads with negative ions (anions). Nowadays, most women even have their own standard sanitary brands.
There are several different types of disposable menstrual pads / sanitary napkins:
Designed to absorb daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow, "spotting", slight urinary incontinence, or as a backup for tampon use.
A very thin (compact) pad, which may be as absorbent as a Regular or Maxi/Super pad but with less bulk.
A middle range absorbency pad. Most used by the women.
A larger absorbency pad, useful for the start of the menstrual cycle when menstruation is often heaviest. Maxi/Super also used by women after vaginal surgeries, childbirth or abortion.
A longer pad to allow for more protection while the wearer is lying down, the size is little longer than regular pad, Night pads with an absorbency suitable for overnight use.
These are usually slightly longer than a maxi/Super pad and are designed to be worn to absorb lochia (bleeding that occurs after childbirth). Special design for women after childbirth.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
An ion is an atom or molecule in which the total number of electrons is not equal to the total number of protons, giving it a net positive or negative electrical charge. The name was given by physicist Michael Faraday for the substances that allow a current to pass ("go") between electrodes in a solution, when an electric field is applied. It is from Greek ιον, meaning "going."An anion (pronounced /ˈæn.aɪ.ən/ an-eye-ən), from the Greek word ἄνω (ánō), meaning "up", is an ion with more electrons than protons, giving it a net negative charge (since electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged). Conversely, a cation (pronounced /ˈkæt.aɪ.ən/ kat-eye-ən), from the Greek word κατά (katá), meaning "down", is an ion with fewer electrons than protons, giving it a positive charge. Since the charge on a proton is equal in magnitude to the charge on an electron, the net charge on an ion is equal to the number of protons in the ion minus the number of electrons.
Sauce: Wikipedia - Anion.
A pantyliner is an absorbent piece of material used for feminine hygiene. Pantyliner also know as "pantliner" or pantiliner" or "panty shield". The uses of pantyliner as following:
- Absorbency for daily vaginal discharge.
- Light menstrual flow.
- Post-intercourse discharge.
- Slight urine leaks.
- Post Menstruation (Period) use to collect vaginal discharge.
- Tampon Backup
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Above picture is the standard set of Love Moon Sanitary Napkin, we have two types of standard set, the contain of this two of standard set as following;
Anion Sanitary Napkins - Mix Set
10 pkts X 10 pcs per pkt
4 pkts X 8 pcs per pkt
5 pkts X 30 pcs per pkt
Anion Sanitary Napkins - Pantiliner Set
16 pkts X 30 pcs per pkt
Price for Mix Set and Pantiliner set is same as following;
Price per set
* Normal Shipment . Arrive around 10-14 days. Delivery cost subject to charge.
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The product only sell in Standard Set, we are not selling loose sets. Minimum order is 1 set.
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
What are Negative Ions?
All living things have a relationship with ‘anions‘ or negative ions. Have you ever noticed that before a rainstorm you may feel edgy and your joints may hurt? That’s because there are more positive ions than negative ions (Anion) in the air. Once a storm has passed, the overabundance of negative ions / anion brings you a calm, peaceful feeling.
How Environments Change Anion Counts
Air in urban areas contains about 400-500 negative ions/cubic centimeter air. Country air has 700-1000 while mountains have more than 2000! That’s why you feel great in the mountains.
Anions and Health
The number of anions in the air can impact your health. When there are too many positive ions and too few anions, the human body can develop symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, migraines,depression and shortness of breath. These symptoms can be rapidly relieved if air with 1200 anions per cubic centimeter or more is breathed in. Negative ions can improve the sense of well being so that multi-tasking becomes easier and productivity rate increases. Experts agree that anion content is an essential factor for human health and longevity.
What Negative Ions Do
Under normal circumstances, air molecules are neutral. With ionization, free electrons with a negative charge combine with neutral charged molecules to become negatively charged. They then gather dust particles and neutralize bacteria and viruses which are positively charged. Anions in the air are just as important as vitamins and minerals in food. These anions are sometimes called ‘air vitamins or ‘air scavengers.’
Why Not Use Anions in Personal Products?
The benefits of anions in healthcare have captured extensive attention worldwide. After years of research, Winalite Technology Co. Ltd of Shenzhen successfully developed a healthcare, high-tech sanitary napkin and granted national patents. Products are now in 34 countries.
The anionic tape in the Sanitary Pads emits 6070 anions per cubic cm air, making the immediate environment rich in anions that can effectively inhibit the survival and duplication of bacteria and viruses that may cause vaginitis. This slightly alkaline environment also works as a natural deodorant. Almost all types of female genital inflammation are caused by anaerobic bacteria that don’t like anions. Love Moon Sanitary Pads promote womens’ health through technology. Men are also enjoying tremendous health benefits from the negative ions in the sanitary pads.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The negative ions (Anion) in Love Moon Sanitary Napkin (Pad) will move up to the womb through the vagina, improving blood circulation. Because of that, the silt and blood clot stored long in the vagina can be discharged more smoothly. The womb can be repaired and improvements can be expected in three to five days. Result from that, inflammation disappears and no smell is left.
Price per set
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* Normal Shipment . Arrive around 10-14 days. Delivery cost subject to charge.
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Monday, December 21, 2009
Once menstruation begins, it continues until menopause occurs around the age of 50 when monthly menstrual cycles end. Surgical menopause occurs following removal of the ovaries during hysterectomy. Menstruation also temporarily stops during pregnancy. Hormonal contraceptives also stop normal menstruation and can safely be used to stop periods indefinitely or until pregnancy is desired. If menstruation fails to occur for any other reason, amenorrhea occurs. Amenorrhea is a menstrual cycle disorder.
For the most part, the menstrual cycle occurs predictably and without problems. However, when things don’t go right -– when you experience heavy or excessive bleeding, when your period doesn’t occur when expected, when you have physical or emotional symptoms during the weeks before you menstruation, or when you experience painful periods or other symptoms –- you may have a menstrual cycle disorder.
Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common menstrual cycle disorder that includes several types of abnormal bleeding, including amenorrhea. Other menstrual cycle disorders include dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome or PMS, premenstrual dysphoric disorder or PMDD, and uterine fibroid tumors. Other factors that may affect normal menstruation include stress, illness, exercise, diet and nutrition, and work, family, and relationship issues.What Causes the Menstrual Cycle and Menstruation?
Your endocrine system produces hormones that work together with your reproductive organs to cause the menstrual cycle and menstruation when conception does not occur. The glands of the endocrine system produce hormones that regulate various bodily functions such as blood sugar levels, metabolism, and reproduction. The menstrual cycle occurs in distinct phases during which hormones cause the changes that prepare the uterus to sustain a pregnancy, and to cause menstruation when pregnancy does not occur.
How Often Does Normal Menstruation Occur?The average menstrual cycle is 28 days and women menstruate, on average, about five to seven days during each cycle. The first day, or Day 1, of the menstrual cycle is the first day any bleeding occurs, even if it’s just spotting. It’s a good idea to use a calendar to keep track of your menstrual cycle. Tracking your periods and any symptoms that occur during the menstrual cycle can help your physician diagnose any problems that may occur.
How Much Blood Loss is Normal during Menstruation?
You might be surprised to learn that, while it might often seem like much more, the total amount of blood lost during menstruation is only a few tablespoons. You may be experiencing excessive bleeding if you have to change pads or tampons every hour or so for several hours in a row. Contact your health-care provider if you experience excessive bleeding during your period.
What to Tell Your Doctor about Your PeriodWhen your first period occurs, make sure to inform your doctor. From that point on throughout your reproductive years, your doctor appointments should include notation of the first day of your last period. Having a menstrual cycle calendar helps you to remember this information when asked. Other things you should tell your doctor about your period include:
- Having irregular, excessive, or other types abnormal bleeding
- Experiencing severe cramps during menstruation that is not relieved by OTC pain-killers, or experiencing pelvic pain that is unrelated to menstruation
- Not having periods
- Having menstrual cycles that are less than 21 days, or more than 35 days apart
- Anything about your period, or menstrual cycle, that seems abnormal for you
Tip: Girls often have irregular periods during the first few years after menstruation begins. It’s completely normal to have irregular periods while your body adjusts to all the physical and emotional changes that occur during adolescence.
Source : What is Menstruation?
Love Moon - Anion Sanitary Napkin (Pad) is a tech product in this modern world, the Anion (Negative Ion) Chip in Love Moon Anion Sanitary Napkins can release up to 5,800-6,070 Negative Ion (Anion) per cubic cm. The intensity of Negative Ion (Anion) released will effective suppresses the survival and multiplication of bacteria on the sanitary napkin. Anion (Negative Ion) in Anion Sanitary Pads can help regulate body functions such as antibacterial capabilities, deodorization, through purely physical processes. Love Moon Sanitary Napkin is the first and only hygienic antibacterial sanitary napkin in the market today. Helps women to prevent bacterial multiplication, eliminates odor and promotes comfort during menstrual period.