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,
Can I Treat My Yeast Infection During My Period
Good day, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher, with another question I get asked from time to time from my femalepatients. Can I treat my yeast infection while I'm onmy periodé You can treat it while you're on your period,but I think a better time to treat a vaginal yeast infection is before your periodtheproliferative phase. This is when the lining of the endometrium is starting to build up.So from ovulation through to period is a better time to treat. AndChapter 5 of my book,Candida Crusher, you can read my unique twostep treatment for chronic vaginal yeast infection.
In the time building up to the menstrual cycleis a good time to use a kill or antifungal treatment. Andthe postperiod time isa good time to do a restorative treatment or a building up treatment. And I guaranteeyou if you do three or four of these treatments concurrently for three to four months, you'regoing to notice a big improvement. So you can treat while you're on your periodand I know some females do treat regardless of whether they've got their period or not,they'll treat. But I believe a better approach is to treat premenstrual cycle and post andnot during the actual bleeding phase. But it's up to you. You can use douching protocolswhenever you want.
So, I'm going to do a lot more tutorials regardingchronic vaginal treatments because this is an area I've treated many people over an extendedperiod of time. Have a look at my book, Chapter 5, and there is a lot of material there onchronic vaginal yeast infection treatment. So I hope that answers your question. Thankyou.