Bacteria have two extreme effects on human beings. A large number of bacteria are helpful in digesting food, keeping harmful microbes in check and giving our bodies some needed vitamins. People always single out many good bacteria to produce vaccines, medicines and healthy foods like cheese and yogurt. However, to the detriment of humanity, infectious bacteria can bring serious health problems by giving off toxins in our bodies. For examples, streptococcus, staphylococcus, and E. coli all contribute to making healthy population sick. For women, bacterial infections are far more common than other diseases. 3 widespread bacterial infections in women are listed below with the major bacterial infection symptoms and some tips for prevention.
As the most common vaginal infection, bacterial vaginosis can morph from mild signs or no symptoms into severe consequences which increase the chance of getting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). For pregnant women, premature birth, low birth weight or even miscarriage may be caused by untreated bacterial vaginosis. Many women suffering bacterial vaginosis don't see any telltales whereas some might have:
a white or gray thin vaginal discharge with a fishy smell
an itching sensation in the vagina
a little pain during urination
Women should take steps to lower the chance of catching bacterial vaginosis. Here are some tips:
do more exercises to enhance immunity
don't use douches
do use a condom in sexual behavior as well as control the number of sex partners
Lots of women are hit hardest by chlamydia that is one of the most universally reported STDs. Due to untreated sex partners who are also infected, chlamydia always eats away at people by frequent reinfections. In this case, the slight or no bacterial infection symptoms often hide the alert. If symptoms do occur, they could include:
pain from lower abdomen and back, or during sex
a burning sensation while peeing
vaginal bleeding not in a menstrual period
other symptoms like fever and nausea
For those who are diagnosed with chlamydia, abstaining from sex is the key to cure it. Moreover, for those who are exposed to chlamydia but not infect it, the best suggestion is that use condoms whenever have sexual intercourse.
The overgrowth of normal bacteria in the vagina such as bacterial vaginosis, and some STDs say chlamydia can lead to cervicitis. There usually may be not any symptoms. If so, you may notice:
a gray, white or yellowish vaginal discharge after intercourse and menopause, or between periods
pain in or around the vagina, and during sexual intercourse
a heavy sensation in the pelvic parts
When you think you might have cervicitis or be at risk for chlamydia or gonorrhea, look for related exams and tests immediately.
Antibiotics are available to the treatments for those bacterial infections mentioned above. However, given the mounting antibiotic resistance, people trigger search for other effective therapies. Traditional Chinese medicine stands out in curing the common bacterial infections in women. For example, “Fuyan Pill” has great power to kill off those bad bacteria which can separately cause bacterial vaginosis, chlamydia and cervicitis, and prevent women from recurrence.