Toxic Shock Syndrome: Protection and Prevention

Have you ever considered the impact of your menstrual products on your health? In a world where we have more choice than ever before when it comes to menstrual products, it's essential to understand what we put in our bodies, especially when it comes to period products! Unfortunately, a risk associated with conventional tampon use that is often under-discussed (and not taken seriously enough!) is Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). It is a severe, however rare, bacterial infection. Thankfully, you can avoid it with a natural and organic solution: Lhamo pads.


What Is TSS?

Toxic shock syndrome is an infection caused by two types of bacteria that produce toxins in our bodies. These bacteria can grow quickly if we keep tampons in for long periods of time, which is why tampons should only be worn for up to four hours at a time. The toxins produced can sometimes enter the bloodstream and lead to a high fever, low blood pressure, vomiting, and many more scary symptoms. While it isn’t common, TSS has been documented to have led to the loss of limbs in some people as it can result in sepsis.


Lhamo Pads: A Helpful Alternative

However, let's shift the conversation from fear to empowerment, since although TSS is indeed serious, it's also something we can prevent! You can make decisions that reduce the risks, and that's where Lhamo pads come in.


Lhamo pads are made with natural and organic materials that lower the chances of harmful bacteria thriving. Unlike conventional tampons, which can leave behind fibers that are an environment that supports bacterial growth, Lhamo pads are designed to be as safe and natural as possible. Check out our products here!


Lhamo pads are made from organic, pesticide-free cotton, which allows your body to maintain its natural balance. We don't just offer just an organic and natural choice; we also offer you the peace of mind of knowing that you are steering clear of TSS.


An Eco-Friendly Option

It's not just about what Lhamo pads are made of; it's also about what they're not made of! Our pads are free from bleaches and dyes which are often found in conventional menstrual products like tampons. As a result, they’re much less toxic for the environment. So, when you choose Lhamo, you're choosing a product that respects your body and the environment.


This isn’t to say that all tampons are dangerous. If you prefer tampons, that’s okay too! Just make sure to use them wisely and safely.

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