Scientists have been scratching their heads for years trying to determine the exact sequence of events responsible for bacterial vaginosis causes, the most common infection of the vagina which causes discharge in the vagina and a fishy smell. It’s hard to believe with the magic of modern medicine how not enough emphasis has been placed on a better treatment for BV. Luckily, there are comprehensive guides such as the 3 Days to Permanent BV Relief!
Is Bacterial Vaginosis An STD?
BV is not a sexually transmitted disease; it is an infection.
They suspect when the good bacteria lactobacilli’s numbers reduce and the bad bacteria, including the one that’s anaerobic (absent of oxygen), begin to multiply causing this infection.
There are many factors also suspected of being bacterial vaginosis causes which lead to vaginal fishy odor and discharge.
Sexually active women have a greater chance of becoming infected and the problem is more prevalent when they have a new partner, and especially, multiple sexual partners. However, there is no evidence BV can be transmitted sexually.
The use of contraceptives has also been shown to contribute to becoming infected.
Women with STD’s are are at a substantially greater risk of getting BV, and there is a link between iron deficiency in pregnant women and BV.
Bad hygiene is also a contributor to this condition but it’s important not to over-wash the vaginal area and/or douche; the vagina cleans itself naturally and doesn’t need an excessive amount of cleaning.
Cigarette smoking has been linked to BV, and there are studies that show mere stress as being a possible contributor to becoming infected.
Women who have reached menopause or are diabetic, and women suffering from any condition which lowers their body resistance are more susceptible to bacterial vaginosis.
It’s important to teach your pre-pubescent girls to wipe from top to bottom after having bowel movements; not doing so introduces bacteria into the vaginal area which can lead to one of the biggest bacterial vaginosis causes.