Ask the Nurse

I’m 46 years old and have recently been told by my Primary Care Physician that I am post-menopausal. As a result, it’s been hard maintaining vaginal pH levels. I’ve developed an odor that is not related to any infection. I’ve been told to try probiotics, but I’m not sure which ones to use to address the issue. Do you have any suggestions on what types of probiotics (or prebiotics) I can try?

Treating vaginal atrophy helps keep vagina acidic/lower pH. You can also use over the counter repHresh vaginal care.

More tips to help lower vaginal pH levels:

  • Don’t use panty liners.
  • Make sure you have normal vitamin D level.
  • Make sure that you do NOT have BV - bacterial vaginosis.
  • Eating a healthy diet low in sweets and sugars and that contains food with lactobacillus like yogurt may be helpful.

All My Best,
Speaking of Women’s Health Nurse

December 19, 2017 at 12:54pm