douching could double the risk of developing ovarian cancer – a disease that has been known as the “silent murderer “and a surprising number of women have made.
US scientists have shown douching – which is practiced by some women who argue that it makes them feel cleaner -. It could be dangerous
Douching is the practice of jets of water or liquids into the vagina. Most doctors recommend against the practice, because it changes the natural balance of healthy bacteria and can make it easier to pick up infections.
Express.co.uk A survey found 29 percent of the 232 people who were asked admitted to douching regularly, while 57 percent said they had never done.
Only 14 percent admitted it did onece or twice.
Experts say that the vagina cleans itself.
Previous studies have linked to cervical cancer douching, decreased fertility, fungal infections, pelvic inflammatory disease – an infection of the uterus -. And Ectopic
The study, conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Science is the first to link ovarian cancer with the procedure -. Which apparently is practiced by millions of women
Joelle Brown, a professor of epidemiology at the University of California at San Francisco, who was not involved in the study, he said link between douching and ovarian cancer took by surprise.
“While most physicians and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that women do not shower, many women continue douching, as they perceive douching falsely have positive health benefits, such as increasing cleaning. ”
She said that women need to be told not to douche.
Ovarian cancer is known as the silent murderer because women often experience no symptoms until the disease has progressed to an advanced stage.
Cancer Research UK said that each year about 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and long-term survival is still only 35 percent.
An estimated 20,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and about 14,500 die from the disease each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The new analysis in the journal Epidemiology followed more than 41,000 women across the US .. and Puerto Rico since 2003.
Participants were 35 to 74 years old, and each had a sister who had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Participants were free of breast and ovarian cancer when they enrolled in the study.
In July 2014, researchers counted 154 cases of ovarian cancer among participants.
The study found that women who reported douching during the year before entering the study nearly doubled their risk of ovarian cancer.
The link between douching and ovarian cancer was even stronger when the authors observed only women who do not have the genes of breast cancer in your family.
Progress occurs after it was revealed gynecologic cancer is the fourth most deadly cancer in the world.
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