What is Vaginitis?
Vaginitis is an inflammation of the mucous membrane that lines the vagina. The majority of women experience vaginitis at some point in their lives. But the good news is that it is treatable naturally, and that you can prevent if from occurring.
Types of Vaginitis
Any condition that causes inflammation of the vagina is referred to, by doctors as vaginitis. There are quite few different kinds. Some of the most common are:
- Candida or “yeast” infection
- Bacterial vaginosis
- Reactions or allergies (non-infectious vaginitis)
- Viral vaginitis
Who Gets Vaginitis?
Women who have been overloaded with antibiotics are most frequently subject to vaginitis. This is because the use of antibiotics kills the friendly bacteria in the vagina, as well as the urinary, and digestive tract. This can lead to a candida overgrowth, and also throw of vaginitis for the ph balance in the vagina. Oral Contraceptives, and certain prescriptions medications can also cause.
What are the Symptoms of Vaginitis?
The most commonly experienced symptoms of vaginitis are; itching, burning, soreness, cottage-cheese like discharge, and pain during intercourse. BUT, you could have an infection without any symptoms also,
What are the Root Causes of Vaginitis?
The overuse of antibiotics tops the list of root causes. Oral contraceptives, a diet high in sugar, stress, pregnancy, excessive douching, and tight clothing are other causes of vaginitis. Poor hygiene, food allergies, and sensitivities, diabetes, a hormonal and flora imbalance, HIV, and a suppressed immune system have also been linked to vaginitis.
Natural Remedies for Vaginitis:
Do a candida cleanse. Limit the amount of sugar in your diet. Avoid foods that have high amounts of mold or yeast such as; aged cheese, dried fruits, nuts, and nut butters. Also avoid refined foods (such as white breads, pastas, and sugar). Avoid coffee and other stimulants, alcohol, and tobacco and drink 8-10 glasses of filtered water daily.
Take the following supplements as natural remedies for vaginitis:
Berberine is an active ingredient in goldenseal. It has been shown to have strong antifungal effects against candida and this is why it works so well against vaginal infections. Berberine may combat candida growth by interfering with the ability of the fungus to penetrate and adhere to host cells (Yordanov 2008)
Probiotics – Studies suggest that probiotics with specific strains such as lactobacillus are beneficial against mucosal candida infections (Mailander-Sanchez 2012). Research shows that probiotics exert their beneficial actions by suppressing the growth of candida and by inhibiting candida’s ability to adhere to cell surfaces (Balish 1998).
Garlic – which is one of the ingredients in the multivitamin that we will recommend, for centuries has been used as a remedy for many ailments, and because of its benefits in cardiovascular health, anti cancer, antioxidant, and antimicrobial benefits. Garlic can cause potent growth inhibition in yeast and be effective against mucosal and systemic/invasive candidiasis.
High quality multivitamin is recommended by University of Maryland Medical Center that contain among other ingredients, the antioxidant vitamins A, C, E, the B-complex vitamins and trace minerals, such as magnesium, calcium, zinc, and selenium. And that is one more reason we are recommending the multivitamin below.
Take these supplements to fight vaginitis and to reduce the chance of recurrence.
|Probiotics. Take 3 capsules with food, 3 times per day for 1 month|
|Berberine – The natural antibiotic – Take 2 capsules with food, 3 times per day until symptoms go away!Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not take berberine. It can cause uterine contractions and may cause problems with the pregnancy. Those with kidney disease, liver disease, heart disease, or other serious conditions should consult with their doctor first.|
|Multivitamin – 1 capsule, 3 times per day, after eating|
*Please check with your doctor before taking any supplements, and also read the warning labels on each product, especially if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Also read the labels carefully when giving your child any natural supplement, to ensure that it is safe to give a child.