The decrease of the normal hydrogen peroxide producing lactobacillus species in the vagina, with an increase in the anaerobic (without oxygen) flora like Prevotella and Mobiluncus species, Gardnerella vaginalis and Mycoplasma homonis is termed, Bacterial Vaginosis (BV).
Bacterial vaginosis increases a woman’s risk of infection during reproductive surgical procedures. If a woman has BV at the time of a surgical procedure such as hysterectomy or abortion, there is an increased risk of infection. Pregnant women with bacterial vaginosis are at a higher risk to have their baby born prematurely or born with low birth weight. But remember BV can be treated safely while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant, protect your baby’s health. See your doctor immediately of you notice any unusual vaginal discharge or odor. Your caregiver will examine you and ask if you have other health conditions. He may need to take a sample of fluid from your vagina. This will be tested for the bacteria that causes BV.
Persistent Digestive Upset: Feelings of indigestion, nausea or upper abdominal discomfort, feelings of fullness and pressure, being unable to swallow or keep food down, vomiting after eating or coughing up blood may be associated with cancers of the throat, esophagus, stomach, liver, galbladder or pancreas. Because these symptoms are also associated with common, less serious conditions, they are easy to ignore. It is always best to get a complete, thorough and thoughtful medical exam when symptoms linger for three to four weeks. If bleeding is present, seek care immediately.
Should you ditch the painkillers for a romp in the hay or solo-style sex? I recommend women masturbate to orgasm to relieve their monthly cramps,” says Dodson. There are several possible reasons climaxing kills pain. The chemical and muscular cascade involved in having an orgasm may be a pain reliever, she says — and chances are that distraction and profound relaxation also help. In any case, it can’t hurt to try.
Preventing Infections – It is thought that this occurs through competitive inhibition. Studies have found that probiotic supplementation reduces the number of dental caries in children as well as the number of respiratory infections. Reducing Inflammation – Through down-regulating bacteria-produced inflammatory cytokines. Studies found that probiotics caused a reduction in C-Reactive Protein (CRP) a common inflammatory marker which is commonly elevated in women with PCOS. Improving the Absorption of Trace Minerals – especially in those whose diets are high in grains, legumes and nuts. Scientists in Belgium were thrilled to announce that they’ve confirmed eating chocolate helps boost men’s bedroom performance.