Bacterial Vaginosis is a very common and uncomfortable infection that strikes many adult women today. For most of us however, the infection goes unnoticed, and clears itself up. But for the women like me, the symptoms be irritable, embarrassing and down-right nasty. If aren’t 100% positive on the exact symptoms, I’ll list them for you:
Thin, white or grayish discharge
Foul odor (fish-like)
Itching, Burning, Swelling
Painful Intercourse – Even though I highly advise against intercourse during a bactrial vaginosis infection, for some women it can be very painful and irritating. Not only that, you can push the infection further inside your vagina, the same goes for douching.
If you are experiencing any other symptoms than listed above, I advise going to a doctor or health clinic to get tested. Its easy, quite inexpensive, and helps assures you know what exactly is going on inside your body.
Little is known about the actual causes of bacterial vaginosis. We have theories and possibles, but nothing really set-in-stone. Here are a few common activities that have been linked to bacterial vaginosis:
Change in diet or exercise
Tight, un-breathable underwear
New body soaps or detergents – If you get antibacterial soaps inside or around your vagina, you can actually kill the good bacteria that helps fight off infections.
What we do know for sure is what causes the symptoms of bacterial vaginosis. First a little anatomy lesson. Inside your vagina, you have many different bacterias and organisms. The good, lactobacilli and various others, keep the bad, gardnerella and others, in check and eliminate the chance for infections. The environment fluctuates, just like the weather, and the pH levels, and the bad bacteria levels worsen the environment. When the numbers change for the worse, you open the doors for an infection or worse, disease. So what happens when you have bv, is the bad bacteria count is very high, and the biproduct of these organisms and bacteria is the symptoms, the smell, swelling, etc.
In conclusion, you need to bring your vagina flora (or environment) back to its normal state in order for it to heal itself. This can be easily done by re-introducing good bacteria and supplements into your body. There are countless ways to do this. Keep in mind that prescription medicine only cures the symptoms, and leads to possible re-infection (about 65%). They don’t re-introduce the badly needly organisms and supplements, they just calm the symptoms, hoping your body recovers itself. A natural method cures the body from the inside-out, not the other way around. Thanks for reading.