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Does Diet Affect Your Uterus Health

Are you looking for an ob-gyn in Queens? Women4Women ob-gyn consists of 6 female board certified/ board eligible OB/GYN physicians and one female certified nurse practitioner who works together to provide women with the best care possible. At Women4Women, they care for women from puberty up to menopause. At Women4Women, they are experts in general obstetric and gynecological care, high-risk obstetrics, laparoscopy, and hysteroscopy. They also provide specialty services, including bone densitometry, gynecological sonography, 4-D obstetrical ultrasound, minimally invasive surgery, cosmetic treatments, and personalized wellness consultations. Continue reading below to learn more about uterus health.


The uterus is a pear-shaped structure in the pelvis that sits behind the bladder and in front of the rectum.

Conditions that can affect the uterus

Many conditions can affect the uterus. Some of the conditions begin in the uterus or are caused by factors outside the uterus like your hormones. 

  • Dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that occurs before and or during your period. 
  • Menorrhagia is heavy menstrual bleeding or prolonged menstrual bleeding and can occur for a variety of reasons. 
  • Uterine prolapse is a condition in which the muscles and ligaments that hold the uterus in place have weakened, and the uterus drops. 
  • Retroverted uterus is when the uterus titles too far back towards the spine. The congenital uterine malformation is when the uterus has an atypical shape which can make it difficult to get pregnant and raise the risk of miscarriage. 
  • Pelvic Inflammatory disease is when bacteria enter the cervix and the infection spreads, which can, in turn, affect the uterus. 
  • Polyps are small growths in the uterus that cause heavy menstrual bleeding, spotting, or bleeding after sex. 
  • Fibroids are growths in the walls or lining of the uterus and sometimes attach to the outside of the uterus and share similar symptoms as polyps. 
  • Endometrial Hyperplasia is when too many cells grow in the lining of the uterus, and the uterus becomes very thick. 
  • Endometriosis is when tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. In addition to the conditions listed above, any form of uterine cancer also drastically affects your uterus. 

Symptoms of uterine problems 

  • Pain in the uterine region
  • Abnormal or heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Irregular menstrual cycle 
  • Pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen area
  • Increased camping
  • Increased urination
  • Pain during intercourse 

Does your diet affect your uterus?

The food you eat has a direct impact on every aspect of your body. There are certain foods and drinks that contain nutrients that can improve vaginal health and symptoms of vaginal conditions. The vagina is the tube that connects the uterus to the outside of the body. If you improve your vaginal health, you are, in turn, improving your uterine health. Things like probiotics, prebiotics, and fermented food and beverages are great for your vaginal health. Probiotics can help improve and regulate the vagina’s acidity levels. 

Some foods that contain probiotics are yogurt, kimchi, pickles, sauerkraut, and kombucha. Prebiotics can help stabilize vaginal PH, which promotes healthy bacteria growth. Some foods rich in prebiotics are leeks and onions, garlic, oats, and bananas. Incorporating these healthy foods into your diet will not only help improve your vaginal health, but it can improve your health overall and positively affect all body systems.

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Other ways to improve vaginal health

  • Clean the genital region daily or as needed
  • Wipe from front to back
  • Only use antibiotics when necessary
  • Exercise regularly 
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay hydrated
  • Reduce stress
  • Wear loose fitted cotton underwear

Things to avoid when trying to improve vaginal health

  • Do not hold in urine
  • Avoid douching
  • Avoid products with dyes, flavors, or fragrances
  • Avoid food or drinks with artificial hormones 
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not drink alcohol 
  • Avoid processed or heavily refined foods
  • Avoid food or drinks with artificial hormones

Foods to improve your uterine health

  • Nuts and seeds
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Fresh Fruits
  • Lemons
  • Whole grains 

Foods bad for your uterine health

  • Trans fat 
  • Gluten 
  • High FodMap Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

Contact Women4Women: ob-gyn in Queens

If you are trying to improve your uterus health and are looking for an ob-gyn in Queens, contact Women4Women Ob-gyn today. Women4Women Ob-gyn makes scheduling an appointment quick and easy.