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Thursday, 7 April 2016

Health and Fitness Tips : How to Deal With A Vaginal Bacterial Infection

 It's with that in mind that you should consider looking into a few elements that could help with this issue. Focusing on vaginal bacterial infection, in this case, there are several elements that need consideration, including options that can make or break the issue as a whole.
Human beings have a lot of different elements to the anatomy. Amidst the things that one has to deal with comes secretion. Secretions are common, but most people deal with them on a regular basis without warranting any conversation. However, there are some things that are private, and are somewhat embarrassing to even mention, which is why many don't even know about bacterial infections that can come to the genitalia. This happens to men and women, and by the time someone goes to a doctor, it's been a long time since the discovery of the issue.

1.Never Panic
The first thing that you need to do is simple, make sure that you do not panic. It's easy to panic once you feel that you have a bacterial infection. This is not a death sentence, and it is not something that is going to take surgery or something drastic to fix. In fact, it's going to be as simple as focusing on the symptoms first, and then applying a few lifestyle changes to ensure that things are getting better. In the worst case scenario, you may need to call a doctor, but most women dealing with this don't need to go forward with that step. In order to understand what is going on, make sure that you take note of a few symptoms that can manifest as a result of bacterial infections of varying type.

2.Smell - 
first and foremost, you may notice that there is a fishy smell or foul smell coming from the vagina.

3.White Discharge
a white discharge may come through, and that's a major sign. However, make sure that it's white, and thick. There are secretions that are thin and clear that don't have a smell and are natural.

if you're pregnant, then you will likely have this issue due to the hormonal changes that are going on in the body.

5.Itching or Burning -
  more so itching than burning, you will most likely find that this is a symptom that manifests as a result of the discharge that comes out.
Once you know the symptoms, you can at least understand what you need to do next to understand what is going on with your body. Do not worry, all women at one point or another have to deal with this issue, especially pregnant women. There are several reasons why this occurs, and often time's it is not as complicated as it may seem.

The Major Causes of Vaginal Bacterial Infection

As listed above, there are a few symptoms that you can look at in order to understand what is going on with discharges and infections. However, knowing the root cause is the secret to getting this fixed. Eradicating the issue and ensuring that it doesn't come back, means that you will need to consider what the main issues are, and what you can do to change things up. If you don't know what these are, you may run the risk of having the bacteria return, and that's not a good thing. The following are the major causes that you should know about.
Smoking - smoking causes changes in the body, not just the lungs, it can cause issues with vaginal discharge, as well as teeth, and more.
Unprotected Sex/Partner Change - for women that are sexually active, bacterial vaginosis can occur with multiple partners or a change of partner.
Hormonal Changes - going through hormonal changes such as pregnancy, sexual activity, and many other changes that women go through can cause a shift in the ph balance of the vagina, which in turn produces a discharge.
Drugs - medication, illicit drugs, and even antibiotics can cause hormonal pattern changes as well as change the ph balance of the vagina as well. These will cause bacterial change, and could cause discharge and smell to permeate.
There are also some other rare causes, but most often, the aforementioned are the root causes to this issue, and should be considered as you look forward to getting this reversed and changed up.
The Healing Path
When it comes to dealing with vaginal bacterial infections, you may be quick to clean. Cleaning is not a bad thing, don't misunderstand. There is a definite need to clean the vagina, but not with a douche. Do not douche if you suspect you have an infection or discharge that is related to bacterial shifts. Secondly, make sure that you don't over clean with heavy perfumed items, soaps, or elements that can cause the natural lubricants to dry out or shift in secretion.
Excess discharge can be taken care of with feminine care products to start, and lifestyle change is next. There's also natural remedies that you can pursue in regards to returning the ph levels of the vagina to normal. In many instances, leaving this without change, or without change could result in severe infections, including yeast infections and even UTI. It's important that you do not panic and try to over clean, or douche, as many people end up going that route and causing things to go even worse.

Other Simple Tips
While working with infections of this nature, it's important that you seek out a few lifestyle changes. For instance, you will not want to engage in sexual activity for a time, and you will not want to over clean the area. It's also important not to itch. Itching will cause redness, and irritate the skin. Shaving, grooming, and touching the area will not be wise either as that can cause even further distribution of the bacterial infection, and even cause worse symptoms to arise. Simply put, you're going to have to monitor this until it's clear, and you're free to return to normal activities. When in doubt, seek out home remedies, and if things progress in the wrong direction, contact a physician as it may be a sign of something more severe than BV.