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Hey guys, this is your online family doctor, Dr. Sam. Now in this video I’m gonna be talking all about BV. What causes it, how to treat it and how to keep it from coming back, so keep watching. Welcome to my channel SwiftMedNZ. If you have a question that you’d like me to do a video on, please post it in the comments below. Also if you enjoyed this video, please remember to subscribe and you can also hit the little notification bell next to the subscribe button, so that you don’t miss out on any of our latest videos. Firstly, what is BV? Well, it’s a very common condition which is also called bacterial vaginosis. It’s when there’s an imbalance of normal bacteria in a healthy vagina. This means that the acidity balance is upset, so that there’s more anaerobic bacteria there than there should be. Bacterial vaginosis is not an STD. So what causes BV? Bacterial vaginosis can be caused by anything that upsets the balance of the normal bacteria in the vagina. Such as new sex partners or increased sexual activity. However, it can occur in women who have never had sexual intercourse before. Excessive washing, particularly with scented soaps or perfume deodorants can cause BV. I’ll link the other causes in the description below. Can men get BV? No, men cannot get BV, it’s unique to the vagina. What are the symptoms of BV? The usual symptoms of BV are: greyish-white, smelly vaginal discharge. Often women describe a fishy odor. The smell is often worse after intercourse or around period time. When should you get treatment for BV? If the BV is causing you symptoms, or the smell is noticeable, if you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or you’re about to undergo a gynecological procedure such as a termination of pregnancy, or vaginal hysterectomy. It’s recommended that you get treatment. What are the treatments for BV? Well oral antibiotics are a common treatment for bacterial vaginosis. I usually prescribe metronidazole one 400 milligram tablet, twice daily for a week. This is safe to be used while pregnant. Other people can use Ornidazole 500 milligrams, one tablet, twice daily for five days. This is not recommended to be used while pregnant. Some people swear by using live yogurt. This is where you apply a thin layer of live yogurt to the outside of the vagina. You can also apply a small amount to a tampon to be used internally at night. The medical evidence for this is mixed. Also there are vaginal acetic acid gels. This lowers the pH, the acidity, of the vagina which encourages normal healthy bacteria to grow. Again the medical evidence for this is mixed, but there’s no harm really in trying it. You can try probiotics for BV. This has been shown to be quite helpful but you need to take it once daily for at least two months. What about persistent BV? How can you stop it from coming back? Well, you can try a vaginal metronidazole 0.75% gel. You insert one applicator, twice weekly for at least six months and this has been shown to be helpful. The other option is, if you have a copper IUD, is to actually have it taken out. Because these can be colonized by gardnerella, which is a common cause of bacterial vaginosis. How do you prevent BV? Again, I’ll list my recommendations in the description below. Often times with BV it happens for no apparent reason and there’s nothing you could have done to prevent it. So don’t beat yourself up too much! I hope that you’ve found this video helpful and please remember to check out some of my other videos on women’s health, skin and infections.
>>WITH ALL OF THESE RUNNY NOSES IN THE CITY I HAVE BEEN HEARING PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT SOMEBODY IN THEIR FAMILY HAVING WALKING PNEUMONIA. IT MAKES GRIN A BIT BECAUSE YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE WALKING TO HAVE IT. WALKING PNEUMONIA IS SO NAMED BECAUSE, UNLIKE MORE SEVERE FORMS OF PNEUMONIA, IT DOESN’T KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET AND MAKE YOU EXTREMELY SICK. ALSO KNOWN AS ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA, WALKING PNEUMONIA IS USUALLY CAUSED BY ONE OF THREE TYPES OF BACTERIA-MYCOPLASMA, CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE, OR LEGIONELLA. MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIAE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 15 TO 50 PERCENT OF ALL PNEUMONIA CASES IN ADULTS. CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAE IS THE CAUSE OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT OF ALL PNEUMONIA CASES. IT’S RELATED TO THE BACTERIA THAT CAUSES CHLAMYDIA, BUT THE TWO DISEASES ARE NOT SIMILAR. MYCOPLASMA AND CHLAMYDIA PNEUMONIAS TRIGGER SIMILAR SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING CHILLS, COUGH, FEVER AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. OTHER SYMPTOMS ARE CHEST PAIN, HEADACHE, LOSS OF APPETITE, LOW ENERGY, FATIGUE, MUSCLE ACHES, AND SWEATING. LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS OF MYCOPLASMA PNEUMONIA INCLUDE EAR PAIN, EYE PAIN AND RASH. PNEUMONIA CAUSED BY LEGIONELLA ALSO KNOWN AS LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE– IS MOST COMMON IN MIDDLE-AGED AND ELDERLY PEOPLE, SMOKERS, AND THOSE WITH CHRONIC ILLNESSES SUCH AS HEART DISEASE AND COPD OR WEAKENED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. THE FIRST RECOGNIZED CASES OF LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE OCCURRED IN 1976 IN PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA AMONG ATTENDEES OF A LEGIONNAIRES’ CONVENTION HELD AT THE BELLEVUE-STRATFORD HOTE OF THE 2000 LEGIONNAIRES WHO ATTENDED THE CONVENTION, 221 BECAME ILL AND 34 OF THOSE DIED SO WALKING PNEUMONIA CAN BE SERIOUS. LEGIONELLA THRIVES IN CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS IN OFFICE BUILDINGS, HOTELS, AND HOSPITALS. COOLING TOWERS USED IN INDUSTRIAL COOLING SYSTEMS AS WELL AS EVAPORATIVE COOLERS, NEBULIZERS, HUMIDIFIERS, WHIRLPOOL SPAS, HOT WATER SYSTEMS, SHOWERS, WINDSHIELD WASHERS, FOUNTAINS, ROOM-AIR HUMIDIFIERS, ICE MAKING MACHINES, AND MISTING SYSTEMS TYPICALLY FOUND IN GROCERY STORE PRODUCE SECTIONS ARE ALSO VECTORS .PEOPLE WITH LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE MAY ALSO EXPERIENCE DIARRHEA AND A COUGH THAT PRODUCES BLOODY MUCUS. THESE SYMPTOMS MAY WORSEN IN THE FIRST 4-6 DAYS AND THEN IMPROVE OVER THE NEXT 4-5 DAYS. ON RARE OCCASIONS LEGIONNAIRE’S DISEASE CAN CAUSE KIDNEY DAMAGE AND DIABETES. IF YOUR WALKING PNEUMONIA TREATMENT INVOLVES A COURSE OF ANTIBIOTICS, MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE TO FINISH YOUR ENTIRE PRESCRIPTION EVEN IF YOU’RE FEELING BETTER-OTHERWISE, YOUR SYMPTOMS MAY RETURN EVEN STRONGER. WHETHER YOU FEEL LIKE IT OR NOT, DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS AND GET REST. REMEMBER, ALTHOUGH WALKING PNEUMONIA IS MILDER THAN OTHER FORMS OF THE INFECTION IF YOU DON’T TREAT IT YOU WON’T BE WALKING FOR LONG. IM MEDICAL EDITOR DR COREY HEBERT WITH YOUR WEEKEND HOUSECALL.
Pneumonia is a potentially fatal disease that
affects people all over the world. It’s also one of the leading causes of death…
in Korea. But local scientists have some good news.
They say eating red ginseng could help ward off this respiratory disease.
Our Won Ji-hyun has the details. Pneumonia is a lung infection that could start with
a simple cough. But if left untreated,… it could lead to
serious complications… and even death. In fact, pneumonia was the fifth leading cause
of death in Korea last year. To help prevent this disease, Korean researchers
made a groundbreaking discovery about red ginseng.
The team used two groups of 10 to 20 rats for their research.
They fed small doses of ginseng extract to one group and saline solution to the other.
After 15 days,.. all of the rats were injected with pneumonia-causing bacteria.
The team found that more than half of the rats… that did not eat ginseng died… within
a few days. Rats that ate ginseng saw positive results. “The red ginseng had killed more than 99 percent
of the bacteria… by suppressing their growth altogether. So we were able to prove that
ginseng has the power to prevent pneumonia.” Still, scientists say pneumonia cannot be
completely prevented,… since it has more than 95 different bacterial causes.
But the research did bring them a step closer to finding an early cure… using red ginseng.
The study has been published in the renowned international journal, Phytomedicine.
Won Ji-hyun, Arirang News.