Natural Remedies For Bacterial Vaginosis
March 5, 2010 | By Tom Dixon

Talking about reproductive organ problems isn't a popular activity for anybody. Most women usually don't feel comfortable discussing these issues with friends, family or even doctors. However, it's important to realize that keeping these organs healthy is essential for overall wellness.

Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition that affects women, but most don't recognize it, or know how to care for it. If you think you may be experiencing vaginosis symptoms, it's important to find a remedy right away. If you're considering visiting your doctor, keep in mind they usually prescribe medications, chemical-based drugs. These medications typically relieve symptoms temporarily, but rarely ever resolve the root of the problem causing re-occurring bacterial vaginosis. Probiotics for women are a natural solution to help maintain vaginal balance and urinary health.*

Learning More about Bacterial Vaginosis

Becoming more educated about health conditions is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. Even though most women will have to deal with bacterial vaginosis at least once in their adult life, few know how to spot the symptoms. Fewer women know ways to naturally maintain their vaginal health. Although you might associate bacteria with illness and disease, it's important to realize that there are both good and bad forms of bacteria living in your body. Bacterial vaginosis is an uncomfortable condition that occurs when bad vaginal bacteria is allowed to grow out of control. A balance of beneficial good bacteria is essential for optimum health.*

Vaginosis Symptoms You Should Look For

Since the female reproductive system is located inside the body, where it's hard to see, it can be difficult for women to notice changes. Sometimes, vaginosis symptoms go unnoticed until the condition has progressed considerably. Clinical research has found that more than 80 percent of all women that were diagnosed with bacterial vaginosis, never knew they were experiencing vaginosis symptoms. Even though vaginosis symptoms can vary greatly, you should always take note of:

  • Irregular vaginal discharge
  • An unpleasant odor
  • Itchiness and irritation

Some vaginal discharge is always normal, and the amount of discharge will vary between women. However, if you notice any changes or vaginosis symptoms, it's important to take action right away.

Bacterial Vaginosis - Are There Natural Remedies Available?

In most cases, doctors and pharmacists recommend a pharmaceutical or antibiotic treatment for bacterial vaginosis. Although the symptoms may temporarily disappear, these creams and pills rarely fix the problem. Antibiotics can even kill off some of the beneficial bacteria you need to maintain healthy internal balance.

The female reproductive system is very sensitive. The best way to avoid bacterial vaginosis is to maintain a healthy diet and practice good hygiene. Certain foods, especially those high in sugar or starch, and alcohol promote growth of bad bacteria in the vaginal area. If you're sexually active, it's imperative to shower after intercourse, so a bad bacteria environment isn't created.

If you think you may have bacterial vaginosis, or have had it in the past, probiotic supplements are a great way to provide your body with a steady stream of beneficial probiotic bacteria to maintain essential balance.*

The content material of this article or webpage is for educational and consumer information purposes only, under section 5 of DSHEA.

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