Are You Dealing With Bacterial Vaginosis?
March 4, 2013 | By Sarah Ryder

It's probably not the best topic for dinner table conversation, but sex organ issues are important topics to discuss.


Since male sex organs are external, they're easier to maintain. Female reproductive organs are internal, making it more difficult to know when something is off balance.


A vaginal infection, such as bacterial vaginosis, is a disruptive condition, and it's important to know which remedies might work.


How Much Do You Know About Vaginosis Bacteria?

Doctors are available to assess health concerns and prescribe medications for anything, including a vaginal infection. However, it's important for women to know what bacterial vaginosis is, how it can interrupt normal life, and what can be done about it.


Bad bacteria naturally live in the vagina. Problems only arise when diet and hygiene conditions allow these bacteria to grow out of control. When there are too many bad bacteria in the vaginal area, a condition called recurrent bacterial vaginosis can occur.


Spotting the Signs of Vaginosis Infection

If you want to be able to remedy recurrent bacterial vaginosis from becoming an uncomfortable and embarrassing problem in your life, it's essential you learn how to spot the signs of bacterial vaginosis. These symptoms are often mild or difficult to notice, and can vary from woman to woman.


If you notice the following symptoms, you should take action immediately:

  • More vaginal discharge than normal
  • Change in color of vaginal discharge
  • Unpleasant vaginal odor for no reason
  • Itchiness and burning

Ways to Control Overgrowth of Bad Bacteria

If you notice you're exhibiting signs of a vaginal infection, it's important to find a way to remedy it right away, especially if you don't want to experience recurrent bacterial vaginosis.


Many doctors will prescribe an antibiotic cream or ointment that can be applied directly to the affected area, but in most cases this only helps the symptoms, and the root causes will remain.


TIPS:

  • Reducing the amount of starch and highly processed foods in your diet can help maintain a healthy internal balance of bacteria.
  • If you're sexually active, it's imperative to shower after intercourse to eliminate a favorable environment for bad bacteria.
  • Douching is not recommended, as it may kill not only the bad bacteria, but also the good bacteria.
  • Use fragrance free body soaps and laundry soaps.
  • Do not stay in a wet bathing suit.

Natural Solution for Recurrent Bacterial Vaginosis*

One of the ways to help alleviate symptoms related to a vaginal infection in progress, or to relieve recurrent bacterial vaginosis is to take a daily probiotic supplement.*


Probiotics can help restore balance to the natural bacteria levels in your body, while supporting vaginal and urinary health.*

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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