Vaginal pH Balance

Vaginal pH Balance

I'm Zoe for AZO®, and today we're answering the web's most burning questions about vaginal health. Here we go, first question:

What is Vaginal pH balance?

Great question! I’ve got to get scientific for this one. pH is a measurement of how acidic or basic a substance is. The scale runs from 0 to 14, and a normal balanced vaginal pH is around 3.8 and 4.5, which is on the acidic end of the scale, but that's a good thing. Come on, nobody wants a basic vagina, right?

An acidic vaginal pH creates a protective barrier that prevents unhealthy bacteria and yeast from growing. Let's learn more…

What affects Vaginal pH balance?

Everyday things, like:

  • Stress,
  • Your periods,
  • Sex, and
  • Even certain medications

can upset vaginal pH balance, allowing yeast or unhealthy bacteria to take over. Last, but not least:

What helps maintain Vaginal pH balance?

I'm a huge fan of AZO® Vaginal Health Products like AZO® Complete Feminine Balance. It's a clinically studied probiotic designed to work naturally with your body to help maintain vaginal health, by balancing the vaginal pH and replenishing good bacteria.