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,
Different Vaginal Itching And Vaginal Odor Conditions
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher. I often get asked by different women manyquestions regarding vaginal yeast infections. One or two key symptoms which many talk aboutthat is quite embarrassing for them is the vaginal odor and the terrible vaginal itch.Many woman seem to get this, and some women who've had Skype consultations with me tendto be very embarrassed about this. That's why I'm speaking a bit softer. They get veryembarrassed. And some women actually think that this condition is caused because they'reunclean. And other women think it's because they've got poor social standing. There areall these reasons why they think they've got
this terrible itch and this terrible odor.Any woman can get potentially this condition. And while many women will get this maybe onceor twicetheir lifetime, some women experience this all the time, and it ives them literallycrazy and they want to know how to get on top of this problem. In my book, Candida Crusher, I've got a nicelittle chart here which I've made for you. I'll just show you here. You may be able tosee this chart. This chart isSection 5 on chronic vaginal infections. Signs and symptomsof vaginal infections and inflammations. So I'm just going to run over a couple of thingswith you now to show you which of these vaginal
conditions can give you a tremendous itchand have quite a strong odor. So we know that Candida yeast infections canhave a yeasty or musty odor and can have an incredible itch about them, an itch that canive you literally crazy. Herpes is another condition which can affectthe female vaginal area. It can cause tremendous itching, but there's no odor associated witha herpes infection. Trichomoniasis is a parasite or what we calla quot;Trichquot;. This can also have an itch, but not quite as severe as the Candida. This canhave a very foul or strongsmelling discharge. The discharge with Trichomoniasis, though,tends to be more frothy or green. It's not
really white or creamy like the vaginal yeastinfection. Gardnerella vaginalis is another particulartype of bacterial infection, what we call BV. With Gardnerella, you're not generallygoing to have an itch with it, and the smell can be a bit fishy or brinythis condition.And some women actually get bacterial vaginosis mixed up with the yeast infection, althoughthe yeast is not really bacteria, so it's a different kind of an infection. Itchy or irritable vulva can also be causedby a sexually transmitted disease called Gonorrhea, although it's much less common.
But the point I'm making here is it's importantfor you to get diagnosed and checked out to see if you've got a vaginal yeast infectionor a bacterial infection called bacterial vaginosis. I offer many solutions for BV and for Candidayeast infectionsmy book, Candida Crusher. SoChapter 5, it explains all about that,and it's good for you to get on top of this odor and itch because it can ive peoplecrazy. I've had incredible phone calls from womencrying and Skype consultations. One woman recently whose relationship fell apart becauseof the terrible odor and the itch. And I've
had many other women ranging from 18 rightup to 60s, huneds of them over the years, very upset and distraught with recurring infections,getting nowhere with medical treatment; and for those women, I've written this chapter. So if you're serious about getting rid ofthe vaginal infection, get a copy of the book. You're sure to get a good result. So there'sno need to put up with embarrassing smell, this terrible itch, and a condition that couldliterally wreck your life and your relationship. So get onto your chronic infection now becausethere's plenty you can do about them. Thank you.