A Sanitary napkin, also known as a sanitary towel, sanitary pad, menstrual pad or pad is an absorbent item, which is worn by a woman in the period of the menstrual cycle. It helps to absorb a flow of blood from the vagina.
The pad is also worn by men or women who have urinary incontinence problems or experience stress incontinence.
Types of pads :
- Panty liner – Absorb daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow.
- Ultra-thin – A very thin pad, Maybe as absorbent as a Regular or Super pad but with less bulk.
- Super – A larger absorbency pad, Generally used when the start of the menstrual cycle ( menstruation is often heaviest ).
- Regular – A middle range absorbency pad.
- Overnight – A longer pad to allow for more protection.
- Maternity – Slightly longer than a Super pad, designed to be worn to absorb lochia ( the bleeding that occurs after childbirth).
- Cloth – A washable or reusable cloth pad, made of cotton flannel, or hemp.
Why sanitary pad is important for women :
Control bacteria :
A safe pad is designed with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology that helps to kill the negatively charged microbes, like bacteria and fungi.
Control inflammation or rashes :
Most women have felt some pain in between legs while walking in period time. They get inflammation or rashes. The woman who uses a sanitary pad doesn’t have these problems.
Eliminates bad smell :
Menstrual odor can be an especially annoying, as well as potentially embarrassing, issue for lots of people. The safe pad helps to get rid of the odor.
Health benefits of sanitary pads :
The health benefits of sanitary pads are including:
Vaginal itching :
Almost all the women suffer from Vaginal Itching at some point in their life. Some of them take it as a minor problem and spend their whole life with this discomfort. They think very embarrassingly to talk to anyone about this problem. But some of them take it very seriously. They not only discuss their problem with their mother, sister, friends etc. but also consult a doctor immediately. Read More –>
Pelvic infection :
Pelvic pain occurs below the belly button in the anterior lower abdomen including the sex organs. It affects both genders, ( man and female ), but it’s more common in the female. In women, this pain might refer to symptoms arising from the reproductive, urinary or digestive systems, or from musculoskeletal sources. Read More –>
Yeast infection :
Yeast infections are caused by the fungus, named Candida albicans. It is also called candidiasis. A healthy vagina has yeast and Bactria. When the balance of yeast and bacteria changes, then it makes the cause of itchiness and irritation. According to a new survey, 75 percent of women suffer through a yeast infection in their lifetime. Read More –>
Uterine fibroids :
Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine myomas, leiomyomas, or fibromas, are benign tumors that originate female reproductive system. These are firm, compact tumors that are made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that develop in the uterus. Till the exact cause of uterine myomas is unknown.
Most women have no symptoms. Its symptoms depending on their size, location within the uterus, and how close they are to adjacent pelvic organs. Most common symptoms are including menorrhagia ( heavy periods), menstrual cramp ( period pain ), painful sex, and an urge to urinate. Read More –>
Genital herpes :
Genital Herpes is a Sexual Transmitted Disease ( STD ), caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) of the genitals. This virus enters your skin or mucous membranes through microscopic breaks in your skin and mucous membranes. According to a survey, 16% people, whose age is between 14 to 49, are affected by this disease.
The virus of this disease transmitted from one person to another through sexual contact with the genital area. Efforts to prevent infection include not having sex, using condoms, and only having sex with someone who is not infected. Read More –>