Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is widely considered to be the single most common cause of heavy and viscous vaginal discharge in women. If left untreated, it can easily cause troublesome symptoms. Furthermore, BV is also considered to be a gateway condition, in the sense that it increases the risk of acquiring certain highly dangerous sexually transmitted infections and diseases, such as HIV (the virus that causes AIDS). However this could be easily treated with Metronidazole medication which is also easy to buy online given the modern technological advancements that are available today,
o Causes of Bacterial Vaginosis
A certain type of ‘good’ bacteria known as lactobacillus keeps the vagina slightly acidic so that infectious (bad) bacteria do not thrive in the genital region. Basically, when the lactobacillus bacteria levels drop, the disease-causing bacteria move in, increasing the chances of being diagnosed with BV.
While BV can develop in any female regardless of her ethnicity (it is not considered to be a genetic disorder) or age group, certain actions can increase the verisimilitude of acquiring this malady. These actions include the following:
- Tobacco Smoking
- Sexual activity
o Vaginal Douching
Douching (the washing of the genital region with water and vinegar) upsets the natural bacterial balance of the genital region. In fact, many artificial deodorizing products such as bubble baths, scented soaps, and different types of vaginal deodorants generally have a similar effect, in the sense that they kill the good bacteria and allow harmful bacteria to take its place.
o Unrestricted Sexual Activity
When a female changes her sex partner, or has multiple partners, then she is more likely to develop BV. While it is not properly understood yet, women with female partners are more likely to develop BV than their heterosexual counterparts.
Smoking, not just tobacco products but also marijuana, pot, and other mild intoxicants, can potentially increase the chance of developing BV.
o IUD Birth Control Measures
Many studies have linked intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) with increased chances of developing BV.
o Main Symptoms
Most women who suffer from BV related complications do not even know that they have this condition since there are no visible symptoms. But in case there is a particularly severe infection, then the following symptoms are noticeable:
- A constant thin gray, white, or green discharge
- Burning sensation during urination
- A strong fishy smell that gets progressively stronger post-coital intercourse
- It should not be mistaken for yeast infections since they itch a lot and are practically odorless.
Metronidazole vaginal gel is widely considered by gynecologists and other doctors to be one of the single most effective BV treatments available today. The treatment itself is very simple. The gel is applied before going to bed for a period of five days only. Apart from that, this medicine may also be taken in the form of pills and capsules (500 mg is the most common recommended dose). Both pills and gels are equally effective, and it is entirely up to the personal choice of the patient as to which option she prefers the most.
While Bacterial Vaginosis is not a serious condition, it should be taken seriously, lest it leads to greater complications. It is possible to buy BV medicines online at any reputable pharmacy. To buy online, you can place an order with us at the UK Meds.