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Managing Vaginal pH Changes During Menopause

Mallory Junggren

Hot flashes, night sweats and mood swings are some of the more common menopause symptoms that are discussed. But it’s important to note that vaginal changes during the menopause transition, including vaginal dryness and painful sex, are also extremely common.

Another potential shift that women may experience in their vaginal health is a change in vaginal pH levels, which can contribute to symptoms such as discharge, itching and a change in vaginal scent.

In the below video and summary, featuring insights from Bonafide® Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alyssa Dweck, you’ll learn more about why vaginal pH can change during menopause, how to potentially avoid a disruption of this delicate pH balance and what you can do to better support a healthy vaginal pH.

Quick Tips to Maintain a Normal Vaginal pH

Dr. Alyssa Dweck here.  

Did you know that the vagina has a very specific pH – a natural mechanism to help prevent infection and maintain a healthy vagina free of discharge, itching, odor and the like?

We are each faced with multiple disruptors to our balanced vaginal microbiomes each day, including antibiotic use, hormone changes, even sex or douching, which can alter vaginal pH.

The best way to prevent pH disruption is to do your best to avoid these specific disruptors:

  • Consider a probiotic geared towards vaginal health
  • [Talk with your healthcare provider about] boric acid to maintain an acidic vagina
  • Use condoms and
  • Avoid smoking!


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