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Preventing a Yeast Infection April 9, 2015

woman suffering yeast infectionA vagina gets an infection when it is not given proper care. The most common type of infection experienced by women is the yeast infection. At least seventy-five percent of women experience one vaginal-yeast infection in their lives. More than half of these women are susceptible to the infection more than once.

Yeast infections are caused by fungi named candida albicans. You’ll find it in the vagina on normal days. It is also found in the mouth or the digestive tract. Its dormant state is quite harmless. However, these fungi can start overgrowing under specific conditions.

The first symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching. This is experienced around the vaginal area. There also could be a never-ending burning sensation. Sometimes the vaginal area feels sore and painful when peeing and women may note thick, discharge that is white. This infection is not necessarily an STD, but in some cases, women may infect men with it, resulting in an itchy rash on the man’s penis.

It is important to visit a doctor for confirmation and treatment. Most women end up at the pharmacy seeking to buy over-the-counter meds to treat yeast infection. This happens when women experience the symptoms of yeast infection and assume they have it. The problem is they might not have yeast infection but something else instead. When they self-medicate for the wrong thing, it leads to serious consequences.

Douching is the most common method of self-treatment. Women who douche are placing themselves at risk. Doctors insist that women should stop douching. This practice ruins the pH balance needed in the vagina to keep off infections. Doctors urge women to wash only the external part of the vagina using warm water and good mild soap. There are organisms in the vagina that are meant to help prevent infections and inflammation by fungi or bad bacteria. Douching removes these organisms leaving a woman susceptible to infections.

Other practices like using certain oils or moisturizers can have a negative effect as well. There is a question, how to use v tight gel without side effects, but this is a question for another article. It is good to know that these types of products can have certain side effects that you should be conscious of.

To prevent yeast infections, women should do their best to wear clean undergarments made from fabrics that are cool and dry. The best fabric for this is cotton, instead of synthetic fabrics. Cotton allows the skin to breath, and no sweat is trapped. It is best to keep away scented feminine sprays, soaps and pads because the chemicals used for fragrances add to the risk of infection. To keep proper hygiene, during a period, a woman should change her tampons and/or pads often. In case a woman is in wet clothes, changing them for dry ones is best to reduce dampness. Women should also stop choosing overly tight panties, jeans or pantyhose to avoid chafing and negative friction.

General health is important, and it is best achieved by having a healthy lifestyle. Yeast infections can turn serious, so it is recommended women should visit a doctor for treatment.

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Benefits of Biogas electricity October 27, 2014

Here is a short article of why I think the future belongs to clean, non-polluting technologies for energy production. I believe we are all responsible for keeping our planet clean, especially since we can do so many things already, if we would put in the effort.

Biogas is slowly gaining popularity as people get to learn on the benefits of switching to this mode of energy production. In most of the developing countries, there is still a lot of dependence on wood, charcoal and biomass. The population has been increasing on a faster rate and this means more ways have to be invented in order to provide sufficient energy for both rural and urban dwellers. The reliance on charcoal has caused detrimental effect in form of deforestation. It has also been the main cause of the green house effect as well as pollution that can adversely affect the health of the individuals.

The invention of biogas has been a major relief in so many ways. This system has enabled the small scale farmers to be able to get enough manure and energy as well. It is also possible to fit the biogas system with a pit latrine for the main purpose of hygiene. The biogas normally consists of a large tank in which the bacteria work in a way that will convert the organic wastes into methane. The whole process is known as anaerobic digestion. This is actually what leads to the production of gas. The operator of the biogas should be keen on feeding the bacteria through the adding of more waste products from the kitchen and also the waste products from the livestock. There are many “do it yourself” home kits and plans for creating your own biogas production facility like the review of liberty generator that is being used by many people successfully.

The main aim of methane gas is usually to help in the process of cooking and other needs such as lighting. When the waste has been fully digested it can also form the best organic fertilizer which can be used for the agricultural purposes. Through the use of biogas, there has been a visible positive impact because it has slowed down the rate of deforestation; the green house emissions have also been contained. The reliance on kerosene has reduced to greater extend and this means the trade balance has been sustained which is a good move for the economic stability of the country.

The biogas energy can be used for a number of roles such as cooking, lighting and fertilizer at the same time. The general hygienic conditions in the compound are improved and it is harmless to the dwellers since there are no toxins that are produced in the whole process. Cooking with biogas is easy and fast. Biogas is a renewable form of energy and this means the user will never run out of it. There are no cases of pollution, and also creates reduction of landfills since the waste products can be filled in the digester for the production of more energy. This is the cheapest means of technology that can be maintained by anyone in the rural area. You can find out more about biogas generator DIY plans on various sites.

Below is an interesting video showing how people in Cambodia are using the same method to make their lives easier.

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