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,
Dog Health Treatment Advice How to Treat a Swollen Paw
Hi, I'm Aimee Beger. I'm a veterinarian,and we're here today to talk about your 's swollen paw. If you notice that your 's, or , has a swollen paw it would be very wise to take themfor a visit withtheir veterinarian. The sooner the better. Swollen paws can result from injuries, suchas bites, or possibly being accidentally stepped on, or twisting their ankle outthe yardto infectious things; either puncture wounds or or other infectious diseases. It's veryimportant to prevent your your from licking his paw if it is swollen, because that couldfurther exacerbate any inflammation or infection that they are having. The ways that we treathere are to first determine the cause, why
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