TMGROUP is going in a different direction the first of the year. So much has happened over these last several years and some of our services we were no longer able to provide due to Covid-19 restrictions. So we had to make a collective decision to move in a different direction. Starting in January TMGLIFESTYLE will become a lifestyle blog that still provides great informative information about staying healthy, great meal ideas, fashion and beauty and great products you can purchase. We will also have an advice columnist who will answer questions concerning life’s many issues. We hope you will continue to follow us and share your thoughts. Well wishes and see you in the new year.
As a women you often wonder what can I do to make sure I’m smelling and looking my best at all times. We know what to do to fix our hair so that we’re looking fabulous, and fly. But the question I’ve been asked once are twice is how do I care for my vagina so that it doesn’t smell other than take a bath. Well according to one of my trusty sources this is what Healthline.com say;
Do you really need to wash your vagina?
No, but you do need to wash your vulva.
Let’s recap some basic anatomy. The vagina is the inner canal inside your body.
The term “vulva” refers to the outer parts around the vagina, such as the:
While you shouldn’t wash inside your vagina, it’s a good idea to wash your vulva.
Washing the vagina can lead to many problems. You might have heard that the vagina is like a self-cleaning oven — a pretty accurate metaphor.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists points out that your vagina cleans itself and keeps itself healthy by maintaining the correct pH balance and cleaning itself with natural secretions.
Your vagina contains a lot of “good” bacteria. These bacteria maintain the ideal pH balance in your vagina, which is slightly acidic.
The acidic pH makes it hard for “bad” bacteria to infect your vagina.
When you use soaps, sprays, or gels — and yes, even water — to wash inside your vagina, you disrupt the bacterial balance. This can result in bacterial vaginosis, yeast infection, and other irritation.
Washing your vagina can also affect your vagina’s ability to clean itself. So if you want a clean vagina, leave it alone to clean itself! For more information about this topic visit https://www.healthline.com/health/how-to-clean-your-vagina
Caring for myself
I’ve always believed that it is very important to care for your health, making sure that you visit a health professional on a regular basis. Make sure you have a family medicine doctor/PCP that can care for you are refer you to a specialty doctor.
Broad Insurance Coverage Is Vital to Women’s Health
Women use more health care than men. In addition to reproductive health care needs, such as contraception and maternity services, women are more likely to experience certain diseases, such as lung cancer, and are at a high risk for others, like cardiovascular disease. Thirty percent of nonelderly adult women have a preexisting condition that would make them ineligible for coverage without the ACA’s guarantee. Given these diverse needs, a broad array of health services is essential to women’s health and well-being.
The marketing materials for the short-term and HCSM plans only provide limited information on covered services. For example, some note that the plan covers prescriptions but do not provide a formulary. As a result, our analysis focused on broad categories of coverage:
preventive services, such as contraceptives and screenings for cancer and other chronic conditions
prescription drugs (because women are more likely to use prescription medications than men)
mental health and substance use treatment (because women experience depression and anxiety at higher rates than men).