If you’ve been experiencing a bunch of issues down there, don’t fret. There may be a simple solution for you.
Of all the health issues to have, problems in your intimate zone tend to be some of the most annoying and tricky to deal with—after all, it’s not like you can scratch or check your lady parts anytime you want. Plus, compared to describing other illnesses, it’s so much harder (read: awkward) to tell your doctor about your vaginal odour and itching, on top of sharing your personal hygiene and sexual habits.
Believe it or not, these vaginal symptoms are actually rather common among women and can be attributed to a host of causes from fungal and bacterial infections to eczema, allergies and sexually transmitted diseases. Even for healthcare professionals, it can be hard to pinpoint the cause with a cursory inspection. However, if you are also experiencing painful sex, mood swings, heavy, irregular and tummy-twisting periods, extreme fatigue and insomnia, it’s likely that you may have hormonal imbalance.
What are hormones?
We hear the term “hormones” being tossed around all the time. You probably know men and women produce different types (mainly testosterone for men, and estrogen and progesterone for women), but what are hormones exactly and what do they do? To begin, hormones are created at different sites around your body—for females, that’s your ovaries, fat cells, adrenal and endocrine glands, for example.
Hormones travel all around your body, acting as messengers to affect a surprising number of physical processes. They influence fertility, growth, behaviour, mood, sex drive, menstrual cycle, bone and muscle strength, metabolism and more. Just a little produces powerful changes, which is why slight shifts in hormonal balance can wreak havoc.
Treating your problems
So what can you do if symptoms like abnormal discharge, vaginal odour and itching, low sex drive, and irregular or painful periods sound like a checklist of what you’re experiencing? Getting professional medical help is a good first step to rule out potentially dangerous health issues.
You may also want to try Kinohimitsu Hawa Activ, a certified hormone-free drink that aims to regulate your hormonal balance through traditional and botanical ingredients.
The drink is primarily made up of four natural ingredients that will help regulate your hormones, provide beauty benefits, and improve your sexual health.
Pueraria lobata — Loaded with phytoestrogens, this plant extract is known for its positive effects on feminine health. It supposedly enhances skin texture, and also ramps up energy and endurance.
Soy isoflavones — Besides alleviating menopausal symptoms, the isoflavones aid with cell rejuvenation and collagen production which promotes youthful, healthy skin.
Kacip fatimah — Rich in both phytoestrogens and isoflavones, kacip fatimah is known for maintaining a strong reproductive system. It also helps to boost sexual desire and performance.
Cranberry extract — Commonly used in the prevention of urinary tract infections, cranberry extract has a high antioxidant effect that’s said to help reduce bacterial infection at the bladder.
Good to know: The drink is fat-, trans-fat and cholesterol-free. It contains no preservatives, sugar, and artificial colours or flavours.
To use, mix the contents of one sachet with 80ml of water. It’s recommended to take a sachet daily before breakfast for optimum absorption, and drink lots of water throughout the day.
Kinohimitsu Hawa Activ is available at sg.kinohimitsu.com, Watsons, Guardian, Lazada, Qoo10, Shopee, Taobao, OG, BHG and all Kinohimitsu retail stores.
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