February 21, 2017, 09:14
Women’s health largely depends on the microflora of the vagina. It acts as a natural barrier that protects the genitals from infections and takes care of the health of the reproductive system. If for some reason the balance of the flora is disturbed, the protection weakens, the risk of gynecological diseases increases.
Normally, the vagina inhabits approximately 90% of lactobacilli, 9% of bifidobacteria and about 1% of conditionally pathogenic representatives of the microflora. All of them get along well with each other, but only until some kind of failure occurs in the body.
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Causes of vaginal dysbacteriosis
Many factors can disturb the balance of intimate microflora. We list just a few of them:
• changes in hormonal levels, such as during menstruation, pregnancy or after childbirth;
• stress, especially chronic, significantly reduces the body’s defenses, negatively affecting the microflora;
• abrupt climate change;
• prolonged use of antibiotics;
• hypothermia of the body, for example, after sitting on cold ground;
• sexually transmitted infections;
• inflammatory diseases of the pelvic organs;
• bowel disease, chronic bowel problems, intestinal dysbacteriosis.
Symptoms of vaginal dysbacteriosis
At the initial stage, the disease can be manifested by a slight change in vaginal discharge, discomfort when going to the toilet, discomfort during intimacy.
If measures are not taken in time, the disease will progress, and slight discomfort will gradually be replaced by severe pain, itching, copious discharge with a characteristic “fishy smell”. You need to see a doctor and get treated. After all, vaginal dysbiosis is dangerous because it can cause the development of infectious diseases of the pelvic organs, for example, vaginitis, candidiasis, gardnerellosis, etc.
Treatment of vaginal dysbacteriosis
The microflora of the vagina is very closely related to the intestinal microflora. Often, vaginal dysbiosis is a consequence of a violation of intestinal dysbacteriosis. In this case, local treatment alone is not enough. It is necessary to restore the balance of the intestinal microflora. A probiotic supplement can help with this. Laktovit Forte.
Unlike most other probiotics, Laktovit Forte contributes to the restoration of the native intestinal microflora, and does not try to replace it with strains unusual for it. It eliminates the manifestations of intestinal dysbacteriosis and, accordingly, the vagina, improves local immunity and reduces the risk of recurrence of gynecological diseases. Lactovit Forte contains spores of lactobacillus bacillus coagulans (B. coagulans), folic acid (vitamin B9) and cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12).
Unlike other probiotics, Laktovit Forte contains spores of bacteria that remain viable when ingested. There they are activated and in the duodenum they turn into beneficial microorganisms that produce a special lactic acid.
It creates the optimal acidity of the environment for the development of its own beneficial intestinal microflora and has an antibacterial effect. Thanks to a combination of special bacteria, folic acid and vitamin B12, Laktovit Forte restores the intestinal mucosa, normalizes the processes of digestion and absorption of nutrients. Vitamins B9 and B12 accelerate the action of B. coagulans, have an immunomodulatory effect, and increase the body’s resistance to infection. It is important that B. coagulans bacteria do not colonize the intestinal mucosa and are gradually eliminated from the gastrointestinal tract, providing a long-term therapeutic effect after the end of their intake.
The drug can be used by pregnant women and children from the first months of life.
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