Understanding Vaginal Health: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Understanding Vaginal Health: Signs, Symptoms, and Solutions

Are you tired of the discomfort and frustration that comes with recurring thrush? It's time to uncover the root cause and take control of your vaginal health! Our latest blog post delves into the telltale signs of vaginal health imbalance, offering insights and tips for restoring balance naturally. 🌸

Why do I keep getting thrush?

Thrush, characterized by itching, redness, discomfort, and white discharge, can be a persistent nuisance. But did you know that an imbalance in vaginal microflora could be at the heart of it? Vaginal microflora imbalance, fueled by factors like diet, stress, and antibiotics, can lead to recurrent thrush.

How to tell everything's all good down there?

A happy, healthy vagina releases a moderate amount of discharge, which changes throughout the monthly cycle. This discharge helps keep everything healthy and balanced.

At different phases of your cycle, your discharge may vary in appearance, texture, and volume.

Your vagina has a delicate pH balance that can easily become unbalanced, so it’s important to be able to recognise the signs. This might include vaginal itching, dryness, burning or just general discomfort. 

If in doubt, it’s always a good idea to chat with your doctor if you notice any unusual changes. We’re all unique - so when it comes to discharge, keep track of what’s normal for you. Research shows that 75% of women develop thrush in their lifetime, so you’re not alone. 

How does Horopito benefit vaginal health?

Horopito is a native, New Zealand herb renowned for its ability to survive in dark, damp environments like rain forests. It has developed a bio-active compound that allows it to thwart invading pathogens like fungi. This compound is harvested for Kolorex products, and independently tested. Kolorex has been researching Horopito for over three decades.

Thanks to a clinical study, we know this unique plant can help balance and support the health of our vaginal microbiome.  

Kolorex grows the only sustainable, commercial farm of Horopito in the world, located on the edge of the Kahurangi National Park. Here our Horopito thrive and are harvested to bring you comfort and confidence with our vaginal care range.  

5 tips to holistically support vaginal health:

1. Manage your pH balance: Ditch the douche and opt for a gentle pH balanced wash for the (external) vulva area.

2. Wear breathable clothing: Choose cotton underwear and breathable fabrics to promote airflow and comfort.
3. Soothe a sensitive vulva: Use natural, fragrance-free options like Kolorex Vaginal Care Cream to soothe delicate skin.
4. Nourish yourself, inside-out: Good gut health plays an important role in keeping everything balanced down there, so focus on nourishing gut health with antioxidant-rich foods, hydration, and stress-relief practices.
Kolorex Vaginal Care Her Balance is a soft gel supplement with sustainably grown and harvested Horopito extract to help restore peace to your intimate care routine and support vaginal and gut health.
5. Wipe front to backIt might seem obvious, but it’s important. Wiping front to back can make a world of difference. Going the other direction can introduce bacteria and things like candida yeast from the bowel to the vagina.