My name is Heather Horst, and I am currently a graduate student studying various medical conditions for my thesis paper. The purpose of this blog is to detail on little known disease the is common to women all over the world. The disease in question here is commonly known as Bacterial Vaginosis (BV). In the medical community, BV is also known as Gardnerella Vaginitis or vaginal bacteriosis.
I decided to make this blog so that other women who have contracted Bacterial Vaginosis can learn about the symptoms, negative impacts, and various ways of getting rid of it, as well as preventing reinfection. When it comes to treatment, their are various options from visiting a medical professional and taking antibiotics, to natural home remedies which have both worked when it comes to curing and treating BV.
This blog will focus on providing articles describing what Bacterial Vaginosis is. For a quick summary without digging through this entire website for specific articles, BV is a disease of the vagina which is usually caused by excessive bacteria. If you are concerned with learning some of the symptoms associated with BV, I plan to cover those as well on this website. A quick synopsis of some of the common symptoms though are heavy vaginal discharge, and an odor that smells like fish coming from the vagina. Some women actually show no symptoms of BV which can be problematic due to the negative impact that having BV can have on a woman.
Bacterial Vaginosis on its own is not a huge problem; however when mixed with pregnancy or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), having BV can lead to some major problems. These will also be detailed throughout this website. The biggest issues with BV though are that women with Bacterial Vaginosis have a higher risk of miscarriage during while pregnant. Women with BV also are more likely to contract other STDs when compared to women without Bacterial Vaginosis according to studies. These two issues are major reasons why any woman who is sexually active should really look into getting BV treated and cured as quickly as possible.
Whether you have contracted BV in your life or are just interested in learning more about Bacterial Vaginosis, this website will provide you a ton of information on the topic. I am constantly reading up and documenting my research findings on this topic and plan to update my website with relevant articles related to my findings each and every week. If you want to know the best way to avoid getting BV, my findings have shown to keep far away from douche products. While you may think that you are actually helping your smell and cleanliness of your vagina when you douche, you are actually increasing your chances exponentially of developing BV.
Be sure to bookmark my site so that you can stay up to date on all of the latest findings when it comes to BV, symptoms, and both medical and home remedy treatments for BV.