Should women be douching if they have Bacterial Vaginosis?

Vaginal douching is not recommended by most medical professionals around the world. The consensus is that not only does vaginal douching have no benefits; it may also be harmful for your vagina in general. The vagina is an ecosystem wherein multiple types of organisms thrive, including bacteria and fungi. These organisms keep each other in […]

Will Bacterial Vaginosis Affect My Chances for Getting Pregnant or Having a Healthy Pregnancy?

Bacterial Vaginosis is three times more common to be found in infertile women than fertile women. Bacterial Vaginosis, and other infections in general, can cause decreased fertility in a number of ways: increasing inflammation and immune system activity, making a toxic environment for reproduction. causing damage to sperm and vaginal cells. interfering with the production […]

Is it possible to prevent recurrences of Bacterial Vaginosis?

As many as 70% of women who have been treated for Bacterial Vaginosis experience recurrences within 90 days of treatment. Maintaining a balanced vaginal ecosystem is essential to prevent recurring infections. You can use GYNALAC, even if you do not have a current infection, to maintain a healthy balance. Simply apply one dose (3 mL) […]

What are the possible complications of Bacterial Vaginosis?

When left untreated, Bacterial Vaginosis can cause serious complications and health risks, including: Pregnancy complications: Pregnant women with Bacterial Vaginosis are more likely to have a premature or low birth weight baby. They also have a greater chance of developing another type of infection after delivery. Sexually transmitted infections: Bacterial Vaginosis increases your risk of […]

How can you treat Bacterial Vaginosis?

There are a variety of effective treatment options available to treat Bacterial Vaginosis, including over the counter vaginal gels, prescription antibiotics, and alternative remedies. These will help to reduce the risk of experiencing any complications caused by the infection or recurrence. GYNALAC is a Natural Heath Product and is an ideal treatment for patients who […]

Does Bacterial Vaginosis need to be treated?

Yes, Bacterial Vaginosis needs to be treated. Although Bacterial Vaginosis will sometimes clear up without treatment, all women with symptoms should be treated to avoid complications. If left untreated, the bacteria may get up into the uterus or the fallopian tubes and cause more serious infections. The good news is that treating Bacterial Vaginosis lowers […]

Is Bacterial Vaginosis caused by poor hygiene?

Poor hygiene does not cause Bacterial Vaginosis. On the contrary, excessive washing of the vagina may alter the normal balance of bacteria, which may make Bacterial Vaginosis more likely to develop.

How do you get Bacterial Vaginosis?

What triggers the bacterial imbalance is poorly understood. It is related to loss of normal vaginal acidity which, in turn, can result from hormonal and lifestyle changes. Once intimate pH balance is disturbed, acid-loving Lactobacilli (beneficial bacteria) disappear and the growth of less beneficial bacteria is encouraged. Hormonal factors affect vaginal acidity and glycogen levels […]

Should your partner receive treatment?

Bacteria associated with bacterial vaginosis are found in the normal male genital tract, and their presence could potentially increase the chance of a partner experiencing recurrent bacterial vaginosis after antibiotic treatment. However, a recent review of 7 trials, involving over 1000 people, found that giving antibiotic treatment to the sexual partners of women with bacterial […]