Bacterial Vaginosis Possible Causes and Remedies)

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Bacterial VaginosisBacterial vaginosis is an all too common vaginal condition that is characterized by vaginal discharge and is most often caused by an overgrowth of bacteria in the vagina. It is not a true bacterial infection but rather an imbalance of the bacteria that are normally present in the vagina.

This condition has become more prevalent than yeast infections and is now the most common cause of vaginal odor and vaginal discharge. Unfortunately, it is greatly under-diagnosed as most women falsely assume that they have developed a yeast infection and will treat their symptoms (incorrectly) with over the counter treatments designed specifically for yeast overgrowth.

Symptoms of Bacterial Vaginosis

It is estimated that as many as 50 percent of women that have this infection have no symptoms at all. They may first notice a strong, fishy or musty odor followed by a milky white or light grey colored discharge. Any odor may become noticeably worse during menstruation or immediately after intercourse accompanied by burning and itching.

Young women who develop this infection may have an increased risk of later developing pelvic inflammatory disease. Recent research suggests that women who have had bacterial vaginosis experience more frequent recurrences of the condition. As women approach menopause, their risk of this infection may increase.

Treatment for Bacterial Vaginosis

The traditional medical approach treats it with antibiotics, most often clindamycin or metronidazole. These antibiotics treat the symptoms, but the root cause of the condition is never treated and the symptoms will soon recur.

Risks Associated with Antibiotics

While prescription antibiotics are temporarily effective and relieve the symptoms, antibiotics are associated with unpleasant side effects followed by a high risk of recurrence. Antibiotics destroy all types of bacteria, both good and bad. The vagina is home for normal flora and “good” bacteria that protect it, if the balance of normal flora is upset, overgrowth of harmful bacteria occurs resulting in vaginosis. Your body’s bacteria levels are easily affected by antibiotics administered for any illness and the resulting imbalance could be aggravating your symptoms.

Natural or Holistic Treatments

Natural treatment options treat both the symptoms and the root causes of this condition without harmful side effects by working with your body and not against it. To learn more about curing your embarrassing vaginal odors, bacterial vaginosis and keep the symptoms from returning – safely, inexpensively and 100% Naturally in only 3 days visit Bacterial Vaginosis Freedom here and take control of this embarrassing condition, effective treatment is only minutes away!

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