Growing up in a different country, as part of a religious family, there were certain subjects that we never discussed at home. For example, I have never heard my parents talking about intimate health and did not know much about it until I was older.
As the years went by, I understood the importance of talking about health issues, learning more our bodies, when something doesn’t look right and what to do if you have any concerns. It is crucial to understand the causes and symptoms of common conditions, as well as efficient ways of treating them.
Even though we live in a modern era, with wide access to technology and information, we are somehow still embarrassed to talk about intimate health. I cannot remember the last time that I heard someone discussing about it.
Luckily, Canesten has launched the “Let’s Talk Health” campaign aiming to promote open conversations about intimate health issues, such as thrush. As it is such a common condition, affecting around 75% of women at least once in their lives, we should all familiarise ourselves with the causes, symptoms and treatments so you know what to look out for.
Did you know that both women and men can have thrush? Although it is more common in women, thrush can be found in both men and women of all ages. This common yeast infection, which appears when our skin flora’s natural balance is disturbed, can be easily treated by Canesten, as well-known Thrush Treatment.
Thrush usually appears during pregnancy, after taking antibiotics, if you have diabetes and when you have a low immune system. It can be avoided by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding food with high sugar and avoiding perfumed products for intimate area.
This post has been supported by Canesten, however all thoughts and opinions are my own.