19 04, 2019

Probiotics, true allies of intimate comfort

2019-08-09T11:00:52+01:0019 April 2019|That's your concern, Women|Comments Off on Probiotics, true allies of intimate comfort

A balanced vaginal microbiota is a crucial component of women’s health warranting particular attention in order to limit infections causing uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, irritation, etc… What is the vaginal microbiota? Discovered by German gynaecologist Albert Döderlein, the vaginal microbiota is dominated by lactic bacteria called Lactobacilli (95%). But it also contains numerous other microorganisms present in lower quantities. Lactobacilli guarantee a healthy, balanced vaginal flora. They form a genuine defence system against infections, via the formation of a protective biofilm on the vaginal mucosa, preventing the proliferation of pathogenic microorganisms. To achieve this, they employ several mechanisms: Stimulation of immune system.
 Competition with other microorganisms for nutrients and adhesion sites on the vaginal epithelium.
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18 05, 2018

Postnatal depression : probiotics help moms !

2018-07-06T14:49:48+01:0018 May 2018|Brain-Gut, That's your concern, Women|Comments Off on Postnatal depression : probiotics help moms !

The birth of a new child in a family is always a source of joy and happiness. But for some women, baby's arrival at home creates in them a blues, named "baby blues". Baby blues is usually temporary and only lasts a few days. If after several weeks no change is observed, we speak then about postnatal depression. In France, the number of women affected by the postnatal depression is estimated at 15%. The most common symptoms include sleep disturbances, excessive tiredness , difficulty concentrating, irritability and disorders in mother-baby interaction. To help moms, a team of New Zealand researchers was interested in the [...]

24 03, 2017

IVF, to optimize success !

2019-08-21T16:36:17+01:0024 March 2017|The Science, Women|Comments Off on IVF, to optimize success !

Unfortunately, we are not all equal to conceive. Many couples have fertility disorders and are turning to in vitro fertilization (IVF) to have a baby. However...

2 11, 2016

Diabetes during pregnancy

2019-08-21T15:58:48+01:0002 November 2016|Obesity Diabete, The Science, Women|Comments Off on Diabetes during pregnancy

Also called gestational diabetes, 6% out of French pregnant women are concerned. It usually occurs between the second and the third trimester, but disappears in 90% of cases after the delivery. Gestational diabetes is defined by...