BV vs yeast infection
It’s reported that over 90% of females are wearing the wrong bra size. We take pride in our careers, homes, family and friends, yet we often don’t know what’s going on inside our bodies. We’re afraid to talk about this sensitive subject and often too embarrassed to go and see a doctor. Most of us don’t even know the difference between a yeast infection and bacterial vaginosis, both of which are extremely common. It’s reported that a vaginal infection affects 3 in 4 women. Most of us don’t have any idea what to do when we feel like we have a vaginal infection and often feel stigmatized by them. We feel like we did something wrong, we’re super self-conscious about it and we’re afraid of being negatively judged by others. That’s a lot of power by a single bacteria.
Both have been equated to social suicide, as it’s often implied of being a sexually transmitted disease. I still remember my first vaginal infection, I was certain I “caught” it from having sex. Although I knew that itching and a burning sensation, along with an abnormal discharge wasn’t “normal”, I had no idea how to treat it. Although you’re more prone to getting an infection if you’re pregnant, just finished a course of antibiotics, take birth control or are on your period, you can also get it by bathing in hot, perfume-filled baths, wearing tight, non-breathing clothes or even stress and smoking. That uncomfortable condition was caused by an imbalance of healthy, naturally occurring bacteria in my vagina that changed my pH levels. Both bacterial vaginosis and yeast infection are caused by an overgrowth, but BV is caused by too much bad bacteria, whereas a yeast infection is caused when too much yeast is present.
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vaginal infection and is a result of to an imbalance in pH, often leading to a greyish white, “fishy odour” vaginal discharge. A yeast infection, on the other hand, occurs when there is an overgrowth of yeast, leading to a thick whitish discharge, usually odourless. Even with this info, we can still be left feeling confused or unsure of which infection we have, which is where Provacare comes into play. It helps to naturally prevent, treat and relieve both conditions, with no harmful side effects. Provacare works by bringing your body back to its natural balance. Provacare contains a power probiotic, lactobacillus casei rhamnosus, that is naturally found in your vaginal ecosystem and works to fight the bad bacteria that causes infections.
Considering you’re more than likely going to experience a vaginal infection at some point in your life, as it effects more than 75% of us at one point or another, it’s important to be educated on it and know how to treat it. You’d think since it effects so many of us, we’d talk about it more? It’s nothing to be embarrassed about and it’s not a sign you’re promiscuous. It’s important to know that it’s not a STI, it’s not contagious and there’s nothing to be ashamed of. There are a few things you can do to help prevent it, avoid using perfumed and irritating products, limit your hot baths, change your sanitary products frequently and stick to breathable cotton undergarments. It’s important to take care of your vagina, but in the case an infection does occur, know that Provacare can help. Just simply insert a single ovule capsule into your vagina, both in the morning and evening, for 7 consecutive days. Unlike traditional treatments and creams, that can be sticky and messy, Provacare is quick and easy.
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