A Pharmacist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Lanre Alege has stated that regular sex and exercise is good for the body.
He said such lifestyle helps to minimise the risk of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
Alege made the call in a lecture entitled: “Minimising the Risk of BPH” at the monthly Keep Fit Exercise for members of staff of the UITH held at the Kwara Stadium.
According to him, the lifestyle changes include; nutrition, limitation of alcohol intake, exercise, sitting habit, dressing mode and regular sexual intercourse.
He described Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), as a non cancerous growth of the prostate gland.
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A Gynaecologist at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Kano, Dr. Jibril Abdullahi, has advised women to avoid cleaning the vagina with soap and alum as such could do more harm than good.
Abdullahi gave the advice against the backdrop of general understanding among women that such cleaning was the best way to keep the female part healthy.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that the vagina had a pH level that needs to be maintained between 3.5 and 4.5 in order to prevent the growth of unhealthy bacteria and maintain the growth of good bacteria.
He said washing the vagina with harsh chemical could hurt the pH (potential of hydrogen) balance around the organ and could lead to irritation, infection, as well as offensive odour.
According to Abdullahi, women can use lukewarm water to clean by wiping from front to the back instead of using harsh chemicals in the area.
He explained that “the use of simple clean water is enough to keep the vagina clean because it has natural fluid to clean itself.
“The vagina cleanses itself. Avoid the use of feminine sprays on the vagina, scented pads, tampons, as well as scented wipes to avoid burning and irritation.
“Wipe from front to back to avoid bacteria from the anus invading the vagina and wear cotton underwears.
“Women should also avoid tight underwears made from synthetic fabrics such as silk and lace, among others.”
The gynaecologist also advised women to always change wet clothes and underwears immediately after workout or swimming to guard against yeast infection.
He said: “Taking yogurt also helps to prevent yeast infection.”
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