1. Menstrual Blood gets contaminated with the body’s innate organisms once it has left the body. Since your pad is still damp and will have organisms from your vagina, sweat from your genitals, etc. When these organisms remain in a warm and moist place for a long time they tend to multiply and can lead to conditions like urinary tract infection, vaginal infections and skin rashes.
2. Women are slightly more vulnerable to bacterial infection during menstruation, due to the change in the vagina’s pH balance
pH is a measure of the acidity of the vaginal environment. In healthy women, vaginal pH is typically 3.5 to 4.5. This pH is ideal for beneficial bacteria and creates a hostile environment for pathogenic bacteria that cause odor and infection. A healthy pH both helps beneficial bacteria to thrive and prevents overgrowth of yeast and pathogenic bacteria.
Blood has a pH of 7.4, so during your period your vaginal pH becomes elevated by menstrual fluids. Tampons can contribute to an elevated pH as they retain the fluids that cause pH to increase. The changing pH is part of the reason why many women who suffer from recurrent infections find that their period is often the event that sets them in motion
It is also important that the tampon is changed every 4 to 6 hours to reduce the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
When pH becomes elevated, the vaginal environment shifts in favor of the pathogenic bacteria. This can allow unwanted bacteria to cause odor, irritation and possibly infection. Elevated pH is one of the key factors doctors look for when diagnosing vaginal infections. Maintaining vaginal pH within the healthy range can help reduce risk of infections.
The TRUTH about Poor Sanitary Napkins and Health Risks
Many women are unaware of the risks they undergo, while unceremoniously going through their monthly ritual, hoping it would be less painful this time. But what every woman often neglects and is ignorant about, is that the sanitary pads that they use have become a silent health threat over the years, like a ticking time-bomb.
In recent years, there has been alarming increase in the number of young women becoming infected with medical problems related to the uterus, reproductive organ or genitals.
Are you aware of the health risks associated with these poorly made sanitary napkin ?
Recycled Paper Padding with Bleaching agents contains chlorine and dioxin
Investigations have since proved that most menstrual sanitary pads available on the market are produced from recycled paper materials containing print ink and other chemicals which are later bleached with chemicals dioxin and chlorine. Dioxins are environmental pollutans and it is a part of a group known as Persistent Organic Pollutan.
What are the dangers to our health caused by dioxin residues on tampons or sanitary napkins?
Studying the chemical dioxin and chlorine they are cancerous chemicals when they come in contact with the human skin and more especially the tender part of the woman’s genitals. Dioxins is highly carcinogenic causing gynecological cancer , affect our immune and reproductive system. Not immediate cancer and other gynecological dysfunctions but the effects are cumulative.
Conditions evoked by Poor Quality Sanitary Pads during menstruation
External Vaginal inflammations
Itchy Skin on the private part
Cervical Inflammation and erosion
Excessive white discharge
Searing heart or pain in the lower abdomen
Urge to urinate
Menstrual disorders (Heavy periods, Light periods, Spotting in between periods, Prolonged periods, Menstrual pains (abdominal and back ache before or during messes).