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,
What Is The Difference Between A Yeast Infection And An STD
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher with another frequently asked question. What is the difference between a yeast infectionand an STDé An STD is a sexually transmitted disease.Well, there are quite a few differences between both of these problems. An STD is generallya disease transmitted between two people through sexual contact: oral sex, anal sex, straightsex, whatever sex you want to call it. Sometimesrare cases, STDs can be transferred throughneedle sharing, althoughmore rare situations. Yeast infections can be sexually transmitted.Don't ever doubt that. But everybody will
containtheir bodies,the digestivesystem, femalesthe vaginal area they will have yeast to some degree. And it's when theseyeast get out of hand that you're going to get an infection. Particularly, when theyproliferate or if they're exacerbated through antibiotic use, which is a very common causeof yeast infections, is taking antibiotics. So there is a difference between a yeast infectionand an STD, but STDs are not yeast infections, generally,terms of only being transmittedsexually, where sexually transmitted diseases are transmitted sexually like Chlamydia andGonorrhea and Syphilis. These diseases are transmitted through the sexual route.
You can read a lot more about the differenttypes of STDsmy book. In fact, I've awn you a big diagram showing you all the differentsexually transmitted diseases, the discharge, the irritation, whether they itch, what odorsthey have, and I've compared those with a yeast infection to give you a good comparison. A very common thing that many women have isbacterial vaginosis, which they confuse for a yeast infection. So it's good for you toknow the difference between a yeast infection and Chlamydia, for example, or Gonorrhea becausethese diseases do resurface from time and time again.
Is there a differenceé Yes, there is a differencebetween them both. But a yeast infection can be transmitted sexually, but is not a sexuallytransmitted disease per se. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou.
Can Male Yeast Infections Involve The Penis And Scrotum
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher. Thank you for tuning into this tutorial today. You may have seen some of my previous tutorialsregarding menls yeast infections. Ilve made a few recently regarding jock itch. Anotherpopular tutorial which many people have looked at is one regarding small white bumps on thepenis. In this tutorial today, Ilm going to talk about a condition I see quite a lotmalesand is basically an itching area of the private parts again of the penis and also scrotaland analrectal areas. These tutorial clips Ilm going to do becausetheylre very important and you can understand
why Ilve disabled comments on many of my tutorials.Many YouTube clips I look at are from health care professionals like myself that have gottenvery inappropriate comments. Thatls why I donlt believe I should enable comments onthese tutorials. Pardon me for taking that liberty. Letls continue on. This is an important tutorialbecause this is a condition I seemany men, and this is a condition that not manypeople talk about due to fear or embarrassment. But I can tell you people out there now, womensuffer from yeast infections; we know that, but lots of guys suffer from them, too. Andthey hate them. Theylre embarrassing. Theylre uncomfortable. They just find them awful,but they live with them; they deal with them.
And they go and see their and oftenget a cream and itls ineffective. The causes arenlt adessed and the condition goes onunabated and sometimes for years, and it can ruin a guyls life entirely. Ilve seen dozens and dozens, huneds of menwith this condition. Let me tell you now folks, this affects men from all backgrounds, allincomes, all cultures; it makes no difference whether you are Indian, Muslim, American,or Irish, it makes no difference. If youlre a male and youlve got a penis, youlve gota â€“ obviously you have if youlre a male â€“ a typical guy can be prone to a yeastinfection if the conditions are right. Remember,
yeast likes dark; it likes moist; it likeswarmth. And for this reason, obviously, the groin and the private area and the armpits,these are prime targets for Candida yeast infections. The guys Ilve seen with yeast infections rangeover a wide range of men that Ilve seen with this condition. Ilve seen lots of mechanicswith it. Constructions workers, geologists, taxi ivers, bus ivers, truck ivers;Ilve seen airline pilots with it. Ilve even seen scientists with it and lab workers. Ilvegot a couple of high court judges and many police officers; many, many different menhave this condition. And thatls because men
are men. Men like beer. They like wine. Theylike spirits. They like eating the foods that guys like to eat. They like football. Theylike hunting. They like all the things that guys like to do. As I say, it will not discriminate.This condition is not specific to a particular bluecollar worker or a laborer; it makesno difference what type of guy you are. How is a man going to get the infectioné Well,the typical things we find are imbalancesthe lifestyle. You may have read the casehistory of my fathermy book. Dad liked sweet foods. He wasnlt really a big alcoholinker, but he loved sugary foods. He liked a cigarette. He liked snacking on foods. Andhe didnlt pay a lot of attention to what the
said because the was king, wasgod, the gave ugs, the never mentioned about a lifestyle, which his unfortunate. Men, for example, who ink alcohol, are primetargets for yeast infections, particularly, when they start taking antibiotics or pharmaceuticalsregularly. Men who take ugs for acidifiion of the stomach â€“ these acid blockers â€“ arealso prime targets. Guys who take any type of pharmaceutical ug over time. Guys whotend to work long hours or shift workers. Men who wear tight clothing, coveralls, forexample, or sit for long periods of time, who eat at weird times, wholve got shift work,who push their bodies hard. They go hunting