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,
Body Odor Changes During Menopause
What on Earth is going on with the body odorchanges during menopauseé Like many other female issues, it can be blamedon hormones. With my period over, no, I can't. Menopause is a lack of specific hormones,so yes, it is. Are you mad, or is that a bad hot flashé Close enough. What specifically is causingthese body odor changesé For some women, you get an increased riskof yeast infections. That would explain a sour or fishy odor.
This is more like an old man's smell. Your body has shifted gears and now has lessestrogen. That affects your body's chemistry. While I am getting old, I'm not turninginto a guy. What I meant is that you may sense the changesbecause of the decreased estrogen levels. I heard it might be a nutritional deficit. A lack of zinc can cause bad body odor. Oryou just need aluminum chlorohyate. I've never heard of that. Can I get it bycooking everythingaluminum foilé Aluminum chlorohyate is a common compoundin underarm deodorant.
What else could be causing ité When you have hot flashes, you're probablysweating, too. The problem may simply be extra BO solved by deodorant and frequent bathing. Now you're talking to me like I'm a teenagedboy. The odor is sometimes caused by changes invaginal pH. That you'd want to consult with an OBGYN about. I think there are a lot of over the countersolutions for that. Sometimes women develop urine leakage withmiddle age. Maybe the odor you're picking
up is due to that. A middle aged woman shouldn't have the sameproblems as a toddler. Let's just say this is a problem for theages. Or it is a problem associated with gettingolder. And that's assuming it isn't diabetes or yourthyroid or OK, I'll talk to the .
(gentle music) Laci Oh hi, everyone! Throughout the last ten years I've had so many vaginal issues that I'm basically a certified hacker now. (ding) Before I get started sharingsome ancient remedies and twenty first century lifesavers
just a little reminder. I'm gonna be talking aboutvaginal infections and stuff and sometimes the symptoms ofthose are actually symptoms of things that are much more serious. So, yay, love your vagina and go to the when you need to. First step, when yeast getsa little outta control. Why yes, I am about to suggest
that you put garlicyour vagina. I know it sounds weird butit seriously works so well. Just pusha whole clove. Don't puncture it or will burn and change that baby every twelve hours. Usually within three to five days my yeast infections are gone. Yeah, it can leave a little bit of a smell
but who doesn't like garlic breadé The vagina's a pocket so it's not gonna get lost but if you're worried, you can tie some floss to it so that you can easily pull it out. For pain relief, I put plain yogurt twith live active cultures into the fingers of a latexglove and then freeze it.
Look for yogurt with theleast amount of sugar that you can find 'cause yeast loves sugar and when you pull it outof the freezer you'll have these delightful,(mumbling) yogurt tampons. Pop oneovernight witha pad to ch the leakage. Next up, UTIs. I know, I know you've heardit before but seriously, hyation is so freaking important.
Try to be inking alittle water all day long. Second, secret weapon is DMannose. You can get this at a supplement store and I take two capsules three times a day for five days whileinking lots of water. Continue taking it a few days even after the symptoms have gone. I've also had good results withprobiotics for bladder pain