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BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

  • Bacterial vaginosis is inflammation of vagina due to overgrowth of naturally found bacteria in it. It causes change in normal pH of vagina.
  • It can affect women of any age group but women in their reproductive years are more commonly affected.
  • Bacterial vaginosis doesn’t cause any major health issue. But it can cause problems in pregnancy or in conceiving.
  • It is the most common cause of abnormal vaginal discharge in females. There occurs irritation in vagina and fishy odor comes from vagina.
  • Bacterial vaginosis makes a female more susceptible to sexually transmitted infections.

CAUSES OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

  • There are two types of bacteria present in vagina of females – good bacteria and bad bacteria. Good bacteria are lactobacilli which make the vagina slightly acidic. It prevents growth of harmful bacteria.
  • If due to any reason, the number of lactobacilli drop, there occurs more growth of bad bacteria. It, then, causes bacterial vaginosis.

RISK FACTORS OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

The risk factors of bacterial vaginosis are:

  • Having mutiple sexual partners
  • Having unprotected sex
  • Vaginal douching
  • Having intra-uterine devices
  • If vagina is not producing optimum amount of lactobacilli

SYMPTOMS OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Most of the women with bacterial vaginosis don’t show symptoms. However, if present, following are the signs and symptoms of the disease:

  • Foul smelling odor from vagina
  • Vaginal itching
  • Burning sensation during urination
  • Thin, white, greyish discharge from vagina

COMPLICATIONS OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

The complications which arise with bacterial vaginosis are:

  • Premature delivery
  • Pelvic inflamatory diseases
  • Sexually transmitted infections
  • Increased risk of infections after gynaecological surgery

PREVENTION OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Following are the ways which can help in reducing chances of contracting bacterial vaginosis are:

  • Avoid douching
  • Avoid unprotected sex
  • Do not have multiple sexual partners
  • Use mild, non-deodrant sanitary pads or tampons
  • Wear cotton underwear

DIAGNOSIS OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

  • The doctor will take complete medical history of the patient. He will ask about previous vaginal or sexual infections.
  • He will do a pelvic examination.
  • He may check vaginal secretions or vaginal pH.

TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

The treatment of bacterial vaginosis includes the following medications:

  • Metronidazole
  • Clindamycin
  • Tinidazole
  • Secnidazole

AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

  • In Ayurveda, bacterial vaginosis is called Kaphaja Yonivyapada. It is caused due to increase in kapha dosha. Ayurvedic medicines reducing kapha dosha helps in treating bacterial vaginosis.

CHANDIGARH AYURVEDA CENTER’S MEDICATIONS FOR BACTERIAL VAGINOSIS

Here are some of the medications of Chandigarh Ayurveda Center which are used for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis:

1. Detox Premium Powder

This herbal powder is prepared from ingredients such as parwal pishti, shukta pishti, jahar mohra pishti, akik pishti, giloy satv, & tal sindoor. These all ingredients in combination reduce excessive white discharge from the vagina, pain during micturition, abdominal cramps, itching, & fatigue, etc.

Recommended Dosage: 1 sachet twice daily with normal water

2. Leuco Care Tablets

These herbal capsules treat vaginal discharge, foul smell, painful conditions, fatigue, etc. The various ingredients used for the formation of the capsules are Kukkutandwaka bhasma, Mochras, Supari, Nagkesar, Ashok, Gond katira, etc that is good for leucorrhea patients.

Recommended Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water

3. Femine care tablet

It is a pure and natural remedy that contains various herbs extract that works on the female reproductive system and make it healthy. These tablets show antioxidant properties, anti inflammatory and immuno modulater properties. It contains Ghritkumari , Muramakki, Sonth. It works in various diseases like pcod, bulky uterus, endometriosis, general female health, irregular menses, and uterine fibroids. It affects on Tridosha- balances Vata and Kapha.

Recommended dosage: 1-2 tablets two times a day or as directed by physician

4. Women Champion Syrup

Woman Champion is purely herbal and ayurvedic formulation. It is a very effective tonic for women and help to maintain their health. It balances all the doshas of body and also maintain hormone levels . It contains herbs like Lodhra, Manjishta, Ashok chaal, Punarnava,Shatavar,Bala,Daruharidra,Nagarmotha that help women typically with mood changes, stress, headache and pain.CAC Women champion helps in leading a life of minimum discomfort during those difficult days every month.

Recommended Dosage: 2 tablespoon a day or as directed by physician

5. Trikatu Tablet

Trikatu Tablet is a hebo-mineral tablet of 650 MG and is purely Ayurvedic formulation. CAC Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body.

Recommended Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water

6. Re Fresh Tablet

Re Fresh Tablet is a pure herbo-mineral formulation prepared from best quality of herbs. This tablet is best for female mental and physical health, also helps to boost up the immunity. The herbal ingredients present in these tablets are used to maintain person’s health and refreshes the mind and body. These tablets improves digestion, eliminates constipation, stress, nourishes brain,  acts as analgesic, anti-inflammatory, etc.

Recommended Dosage: 2 tablets twice daily with normal water

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