Have you recently heard from your health advisor or elsewhere that you are suffering from bacterial vaginitis? If yes and if you are worrying about the nature of the sickness that you have contacted in your internal genital organs, then it is time for you to understand the underlying truth. Bacterial vaginitis is nothing but another name of the infamous bacterial vaginosis – or BV for short. So what has been referred to you as vaginitis is a well-known problem found among a huge number of women of the child-bearing age, and it has more than one solution.

Before anything else, if you are looking for bacterial vaginosis treatment rather than only to understand it, you shall find it on this page (click here). On the current page, my aim is to illucidate some primary facts about vaginitis and clear many misconceptions surrounding this bacterial problem.

In fact, there have been several research studies made upon women contacting bacterial vaginitis. And while not all of the reports show the same numbers, it is estimated that hundreds of millions of women contact BV at least once in their lifetime. In most cases, the problem is mild to moderate and get cured simply on its own. And in many such cases the problem goes undetected. But in the cases where the intensity is high enough, the woman experiences many or all of the symptoms and eventually get the problem detected. Research studies further estimate that around 16-18% women contact BV while they are pregnant. BV during pregnancy can be extremely significant. BV is widely believed to increase the chances of premature delivery and stillbirths, as well as miscarriages.

One would be surprised to learn that the fundamental causes of bacteria vaginitis has yet not been agreed upon by the scientists. While many of them believe that change of acidity in the vaginal canal is the real cause of bacterial vaginosis, there are other opinions too. However, the disease kicks in not at the moment of change of vaginal acidity. The human vagina hosts a high number of bacteria that happen to be good for health. The changed acidity gradually makes it more and more difficult for this healthy bacteria to inhibit inside the vagina. At the same time, unhealthy bacteria starts growing. The overall effect is reduction in the proportion of desirable bacteria. Once this imbalance becomes too high, BV strikes.

So as you see, bacterial vaginitis (or bacterial vaginosis, as it is more popularly known) is not really an STD (sexually transmitted disease). You may not even be involved in any kind of mating and may have no partner, and yet be down with the problem. Yes having multiple sexual partners may easily aggravate the situation or even lead to the situation but that’s not the only reason by any means. And hence, the saying that BV is an STD is absoultely flawed.

And then, BV does not spread over air going by what is the scientific belief so far. You could still catch a bacterial vaginitis by contacting other people directly but not by simply speaking to them. The contact has to be physical.

And finally, there is a belief that BV gets cured easily. That’s far from truth. A lot of the bacterial vaginitis cases end up becoming chronic (recurrent BV). Usually a normal antibiotic treatment arrests the proble initialyl by killing the harmful bacteria. But it does not provide a long term solution because it never attempts to eradicate the root cause (such as, it does not correct the undesirable vaginal acidity). On the other hand, there are a few natural methods that have been found to eliminate recurring BV.

Bacterial vaginosis natural treatments don’t really eliminate the chronic BV by brute force – rather, they restore the vaginal acidity level so that the good bacteria can grow back and the bad ones can no longer survive, and then help the person lead a healthy existence in terms of food and easy, non-demanding but well-structured lifestyle that is easy to follow. So these methods don’t leave any side effect unlike the traditional antibiotics that should not be continued beyond a certain stretch. Kristina Tomlin’s method has been one of the most successful natural treatment methods around – an overview of the method is found on the free report offered on the bottom of this page.

All in all, bacterial vaginitis is a problem that is not great to have and it is better treated, although it is normally not life threatning. So get it diagnosed if you suspect you have it (read this page to see whether you have the symptoms: bacterial vaginosis symptoms) – and it is recommendable to use natural treatments for healthy and long-term cure.