Bacterialvaginosis is a disease that's caused by the overgrowth of a type of bacteria that's called Gardnerella vaginalis, Gardnerella vaginalis. And as the name might suggest, this is the most common vaginal infection. Now I wanna put these really big quotes
around the term infection because the thing that's interesting about Gardnerella vaginalis is that it's a bacteriathat's naturally foundthe vagina. Now some may consider this to be a sexually transmitted infection, which is interestingbecause it doesn't cause
any problems until there'stoo much of it there. So when we look to the causes of bacterial vaginosis, they are all things that change the vaginal environment. That can include acts like douching, so douching, or rinsing of the vagina. The other is having newor multiple sex partners.
And finally, another known cause is the use of antibiotics. This could bethe case of somebody that has a throat infection or a pneumonia that's on antibiotics which will then attackthe bacteria that exists within the vagina andallow Gardnerella vaginalis to overgrow and cause bacterial vaginosis.
So we've touched a little bit on it here, but I wanna aw it out. So when we talk about the pathophysiology of a disease, we'retalking about the mechanism by which that disease occurs. Soorder to understandthe pathophysiology of bacterial vaginosis, we need to take a look at a sample of bacteria
that existsthe vagina. So I'll aw out someGardnerella vaginalis bacteria, and so I'll put this upour key. This is the symbol forGardnerella vaginalis. And I'll aw a few of them around here, but I also wanna show that there are a lot of other bacteriathat existthis sample. So if you really look at it here,
Home Remedies for Vaginal Thrush
Home Remedies for Vaginal Thrush1. Yogurt Yogurt contains good bacteria or probioticsand thus helps maintain the proper balance of good bacteria to keep yeast from overgrowing. In a 2006 research publishedtheJournal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, experts found that some probiotics, especially L.acidophilus, L. rhamnosus GR1 and L. fermentum RC14 may be effective against candida. However, more randomized, doubleblind, placebocontrolledtrials with a larger sample size should be
carried out for a proper conclusion. Dip a tamponyogurt and insert itthevagina for 2 hours. After removing it, clean the area with lukewarmwater and pat y thoroughly. Do this twice a day. Also, include yogurt containing live culturesin your diet. You can also opt to take probiotic supplementsafter consulting your . Note: For treating a yeast infection, onlyuse plain, unsweetened yogurt. Any sweetened yogurt will only worsen thecondition.
2. Coconut Oil Coconut oil stands out as a natural remedyfor vaginal thrush. It has effective antifungal properties thatcan kill the fungi responsible for yeast infections. A 2007 study publishedthe Journal of MedicinalFood analyzed the effectiveness of coconut oil against a range of fungal organisms andfound that the oilï¿½s mediumchain fats were effective at killing 52 types of candida species. Directly apply extravirgin coconut oil topicallyon the affected area, 2 or 3 times a day until
you see improvement. You can also include ityour daily diet. Start with 1 teaspoon of extravirgin coconutoil daily and gradually increase the dosage to up to 3 tablespoons per day. 3. Apple Cider Vinegar The natural enzymesapple cider vinegarhelp regulate the pH of the vagina, whichturn helps prevent yeast growth.
Additionally, it is known to boost immunityand good bacteriathe gut and vagina, which helpspreventing as well as treating vaginalthrush. Plus, apple cider vinegar has malic acid containingantiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Add 3 tablespoons of raw, unfiltered applecider vinegar to 2 cups of warm water. Use this solution to wash the vaginal area,2 times a day until you notice improvementyour condition. Combine equal amounts of apple cider vinegarand water. Soak a tamponthe solution and insert itinto the vagina for 10 to 15 minutes.
Remove the tampon, wash the area with warmwater and then wipe the area until it is completely y. Repeat once daily until the infection heals. Another option is to fill your bathtub withwarm water. Add 2 cups of raw, unfiltered apple cidervinegar to it. Sitthe bath with your knees folded towardyour body and allow your vagina to soakthis bath for 15 minutes. Gently pat yourself y before putting onclothes.