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Reality Star Laura Govan’s Real Health Problem!

August 19, 2019


– Our next guest is an entrepreneur, author, and TV personality, but just because she
lives in the lime light, doesn’t mean you know
everything about her. – I’m Laura Govan. I’m mostly known for a TV
show called Basketball Wives, but I am also an
entrepreneur, I am an author, but most importantly I’m a mother of four. When I first appeared on Basketball Wives, I had just delivered my fourth baby. I was 234 pounds. I was being called fat
girl and all these names. Before I even had any
babies, I was 117 pounds. This is not who I am. I’ve never felt so
uncomfortable in my own body. How am I going to get back to me? I established a goal that
I wanted, which was 130. I have to change my entire lifestyle. I’d do conditioning,
running, weight lifting, but I fell in love with yoga. – Inhale to up dog, head stays, lengthen. – My biggest issue was yeast infections because I can’t break sugar down. There’s so much sugar in so many things and changing my diet was hard. It was a struggle. I just tried to eat a lot of
green stuff, stay hydrated. I eat a lot of kale, spinach,
green apples, cucumbers. I always have my apple cider vinegar. It took me almost a good
year to get the weight off. When I look in the mirror,
I see a determined woman. My advice to women today
as far as losing weight, being a mom, being sexy. Once you learn to live in your own skin, everything else just comes into place. Take your time, restructure your life, and do what works for you. – Joining us now, Laura Govan. Welcome to the show.
(audience applause) – Hi, thank you so much for having me. I’m excited to be here. – It was great hearing about your story. What gave you that push
to really get healthier? – You know, my body, I just wasn’t happy. – [Female Co-host] Yes. – And, although everybody
else was happy and healthy, I felt just uncomfortable and not good, I just didn’t feel good. – Well, you look good and
I can tell you feel good. So you have a big problem with yeast, so you have a problem with
vaginal yeast infections, is that correct? – Yes. – Is there a smell associated with it? – Well, for me, I would say
there is, it’s not like, I don’t walk around smelling
like salmon croquette. – [Female Co-Host] It’s not a fishy odor. – Yeah, it’s like, I’m not, I’m fresh. But there’s still, you
know, you start rubbing and the smell, it’s like anything. You start rubbing cottage
cheese after a while and it smells like a little
cardboard or a little hint of, you know, something. – So, overall, (laughing),
the good news is, I feel as though we can figure
out what that something is and we can figure out a solution, but overall, when women
have vaginal itching, they automatically think yeast infection. So, a big thing is, realize
that vaginal itching doesn’t necessarily mean yeast infection. A lot of other things can
cause vaginal itching. For example, bacterial infections. So, bacterial vaginosis,
that’s often associated with the itching and
people will also complain of, like, a fishy vaginal discharge. Irritants can cause a problem or sometimes people have
eczema in that area, so there can be a number of causes. That’s number one. Number two, a lot of
times, people will just call the doctor’s office and
they’ll get a prescription for a vaginal yeast infection without being properly diagnosed, so it’s important for women to go in and have a swab so that
your doctor can look at the swab under the
microscope to make sure we’re treating the appropriate thing. – Yeah, well, I knew
it’d be a yeast infection because I would have it, like, my first one I had for a village and I was like okay, oh my God. – It was the cottage cheese discharge. – Yeah, I was like, oh
God, what’s happening here? And then, yeah, when I went
in, we did the swabbing, we did the whole gamut, but, I feel like, you’re right. If it’s not diagnosed
properly and treated properly, they’re reoccuring. – Exactly. – It’s like, let’s deal with the issue. I don’t want to see you again.

54 Comments

  • Reply MsSexyDiva4Lyfe May 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Lies….she got them infections cuz she be bussing it open for every basketball player! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  • Reply A Beautiful Mess May 9, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    Laura maybe a basket case, but she's definitely a hottie as well

  • Reply Mz. Harrison May 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Ok soooo are we not going to address the tummy tuck and liposuction? 🤷🏽‍♀️🙄 okkk

  • Reply Syed Mohammad May 9, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    859th view, and 23rd like. And my teacher said I wouldn't accomplish anything outside of intelligence.

  • Reply Genesis Ashley May 10, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    subscribe to my channel

  • Reply Nicole B May 10, 2017 at 3:08 pm

    Keep them Wee-Wee's outcha Gull! !!! 🍆🍆🍆🍆🍆🍑

  • Reply MEET Magazine May 10, 2017 at 11:50 pm

    Laura Govan is so beautiful and kind. Hope to see her on many more shows.
    Great personality. #FanforLife!

  • Reply GlowBeautyWellness May 11, 2017 at 3:07 am

    The truth is doctors don't know what is causing vaginal issues like chronic bv and yeast infections. The meds don't work! Candida overgrowth is the culprit. I dealt with the same issue for years and was able to heal myself. Laura looks beautiful!

  • Reply 1OfdaKoldest May 13, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Ladies need to let it breathe at night. no undies no nothing. drink lots of water and eat veggies.

  • Reply Cristina Cardona May 13, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    I cannot believe she would do this smh

  • Reply Tiffany Jack St May 15, 2017 at 6:33 am

    why would you ever say that on tv??

  • Reply prancer1000 May 15, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Nasty ass!

  • Reply Marie Hilley May 21, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I love Laura, she was brave to come on and talk about something that all women go through, but to embarrassed to talk about.

  • Reply Brandy Vaughn May 21, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    she also did not use the weight a regular way she had plastic surgery

  • Reply lovely 11 May 25, 2017 at 1:25 am

    I THINK SHE'S BRAVE & " REAL " TO COME ON HERE AND TALK ABOUT THIS SUBJECT…………………..most girls act like they're perfect down there

  • Reply Heidi Flyest May 25, 2017 at 9:58 am

    whyyyy would she wanna put this on television? like wtf she's that desperate to be on tv still, she's willing to put this out? yuck

  • Reply who's who who May 25, 2017 at 11:34 am

    This shit should've have been kept
    confidential. Now dudes may give side eye.

  • Reply Hyun Joo Kim May 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    people need to stop judging her. at least she's honest about your struggle

  • Reply Hyun Joo Kim May 25, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    how many people can have four babies and take her power back and change her body

  • Reply stylecollective May 25, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Yup, Gloria's example is usually from rapidly becoming overweight, and means you're right on the path to Type 2 diabetes. Cut refined sugars and starches, PERIOD. You can always replace them with WHOLE foods. Choose stevia leaf sweetener, agave nectar, raw brown sugars when appropriate, and by all means cut out the white rice and potatoes & replace them with brown rice, colored potatoes and root vegetables.

  • Reply Nicole Mckee May 25, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Candida over growth is a real problem and a lot of doctors dont believe its a real thing

  • Reply Michelle Mason May 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    What is so hot about her? I am hot.

  • Reply Songbyrd Jackson May 25, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Does Alicia Key's have a sister? WOW

  • Reply Shacola Johnson May 26, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    could be genital herpes

  • Reply Iluv2bblk May 28, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    never had yeast infection in my life…. thank you jesus

  • Reply Kimberly Sanchez May 29, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Gross bread making,smelly🍑🖓

  • Reply Kimberly Sanchez May 29, 2017 at 5:29 am

    ATMTP

  • Reply Suzanne Johnson May 30, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    I think its a good thing for her to educate young ladies out here who may not know anything about there bodies nor visit their obgyn for check ups. It's sad to know how many young women of color know so much about hair weaves and not about their own bodies! Kuddos to Laura👌

  • Reply NUCA May 30, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I thought folks who couldn't break down sugar were diabetics…not yeast infections hosts.

  • Reply Shante May 31, 2017 at 10:54 am

    I'm proud of her 4 going so public, even tho some r saying she's doing it 4 headlines, but I doubt she wants 2 b known 4 having yeast infections damn near monthly. Keep ur kitty's clean & dry ladies…unless it's time 4 it 2 b wet…u understand!!! Stay woke!

  • Reply Tonya Eggleston June 5, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Thank u for sharing

  • Reply jewel only June 7, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I like her better than her sister.

  • Reply Glam Girl June 25, 2017 at 11:02 am

    Sometimes it maybe that Nasty ass nigga she is with….I bet if she clears it and not have sex with whom ever it will not have issue

  • Reply J Fendy July 14, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    with the help of persoknal trainers dietician etc its a lot easier to change ya

  • Reply Natasha N August 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    So many women suffer this. I have two friends who kept getting yeast infections, one discovered she was diabetic. Be wary of your diet, ladies.
    Laura is very brave for this.

  • Reply Ai May August 25, 2017 at 5:35 am

    REAL PROBLEM IS PSYCHOLOGICAL!

  • Reply Julia Yasa October 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Isn't this the girl that beat Malaysia's ass?

  • Reply Mariel Agent November 25, 2017 at 4:13 am

    I did not know that sugar caused this problem. I'm glad I watched this because now I know the right things to talk with my Doctor about and try to come up with a solution that's good for me.

  • Reply Jessica Mitchell December 7, 2017 at 2:06 am

    I don't want to risk seeming to give "medical advice" here, but I highly recommend that people look at over-the-counter medications like "Canestan Oral", "Flucozanole", or "Diflucan" (all the same chemical). These are all inexpensive, easily accessible anti-fungal medications. Walmart even has their own brand, available in the "Family Planning" section (not that this has anything to do with family planning, eh?). They all recommend one dose, though in scientific studies, I have read about higher and/or more frequent doses for serious infections (not that I'm trying to suggest taking a particular dosage). I have used this medication myself with great success, and within my family, including in regards to a fungal lung infection that was threatening to prevent a life-altering spinal surgery from taking place (it was ultimately successful).

  • Reply Just Agree December 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    the only thing she need to work on is that space between her chin and her neck

  • Reply adam newman December 30, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    my sister has a odor

  • Reply cocoa girl January 2, 2018 at 12:22 am

    She rocks love her

  • Reply Erika Porter January 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Kudos and thank you Laura for discussing such a NORMAL topic regarding women. It’s sad that we have to associate her actions with the word “brave.” Doing so says a lot about our society and how women are portrayed. There are SO many women who battle frequent yeast and bacterial infections. This results in constant doctor visits and medication doses that add up monetarily and even play a toll on women emotionally and mentally. This is a topic that not only deserves to be discussed, but better researched.

  • Reply viarod007 v January 4, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Douching TOO Much

  • Reply Mercy Noble January 6, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    f*** out of here y'all b**** so stupid you don't take advice from mother f*** telling you to be beautiful and happy in your own skin from a b** that guy 18000 tummy tucks and 15000 surgeries you can't tell nobody about being anything in your own skin if you still had your cat scratching on your belly a stretch marks stomach and was sitting here and happy and still feeling beautiful then I could take advice from you b** but you can't go get 10000 tummy tucks and 5000 surgeries and then tell me to be happy go clean your pussy b**

  • Reply Derek Zakrosky January 20, 2018 at 2:55 am

    She look great until this show started, damn….lol

  • Reply Kat T March 6, 2018 at 10:30 am

    Girl boo, you spent thousands on that body! Lets keep it real, isn't that why you couldn't stand Malaysia because you thought she was being fake?? Lmao good example on how to keep healthy afterwards though*

  • Reply Angela Williams March 12, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    I just don't like her

  • Reply Summer Moore March 13, 2018 at 12:49 am

    This disgusting Nasty STD Slutty Bitch has the nerve to brag about having yeast infections lol 😂 she sounds proud of having it, “I smell it rub the cottage cheese white stuff in my hands I look at it I smell it sometimes I spread it on Toast yum it’s a slight Oder but I don’t mind lol wtf

  • Reply Eddy127 March 26, 2018 at 8:06 am

    She lowkey looks like Alicia keys

  • Reply Os W March 27, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    reality star my ass. fake ass reality star my ass

  • Reply T. Lucalake May 25, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Laura Govan is stunning at any weight

  • Reply Shar Barrow June 3, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Laura Govan is Stunning.

  • Reply xiomana xoxoxo August 5, 2018 at 11:50 pm

    I don't know she looks great with more weight on her.

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