Gray Vaginal Discharge - What to Do About It

Posted: 23/07/2010 |Comments: 0 | Views: 1,058 |

By far the most common cause of gray vaginal discharge is bacterial vaginosis. This very common condition affects most women at one time or another during their reproductive lives. For many, it is nothing more than a passing concern; an annoyance which comes and goes within a day or two which is never given another thought. For others thought, the situation couldn't be more different, with dreadful symptoms occurring in addition to the discharge, such as the presence of a foul, fishy smell and itching and burning around the delicate vaginal tissues.

If you have gray vaginal discharge for more than a day or two, or it comes and goes over a period of time, you are best to treat it promptly as this condition can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease and even infertility if left.

Bacterial vaginosis happens when the bacteria which lives in the vagina naturally becomes imbalanced. Normally, the strains of both good and harmful bacteria are kept in check by the environment within a healthy vagina which is normally acidic. The good bacteria maintains control by killing off harmful strains. When this is disrupted, the harmful bacteria is allowed to grow unchecked and this causes the symptoms, including the itching, burning and gray vaginal discharge.
A doctor might prescribe antibiotics which work well at killing bacteria. Unfortunately, they cannot distinguish between the strains of good and bad bacteria so as a result, all bacteria is eliminated. This means that once the treatment is finished, bacteria begins to repopulate the vagina and there is insufficient good bacteria to maintain a healthy environment.

This is why the vast majority of women who take antibiotics for gray vaginal discharge find that they have repeated outbreaks within weeks.

The best way to deal with bacterial vaginosis and the resultant symptoms is to use a combination of natural strategies aimed at giving symptomatic relief and eliminating the root causes. A typical treatment plan might include:-

* Enhancing the levels of protective, good bacteria
* Killing harmful bacteria
* Making lifestyle changes
* Dietary modification
* Strategies to promote a healthy acidic pH level

Fortunately, there is a fast way to treat the underlying cause of bacterial vagnosis which will give immediate relief and completely eradicate the problem in just 3 days. By treating BV naturally, you can quickly restore balance in the vagina and get back to normal within no time, even if you are a long term sufferer. Are you ready to get rid of your gray vaginal discharge for good? Please visit Fast BV Remedies to see exactly what to do next.

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