Causes of bacterial vaginosis

As the name implies, bacterial vaginosis (BV) is caused by an imbalance of bacteria in the vagina.

BV is the most common type of vaginal infection that women suffer.

How do you get BV?

When healthy, the environment and bacteria inside the vagina are in balance. Naturally occurring ‘good’ bacteria, or lactobacilli, are dominant and the vaginal environment is slightly acidic (pH<4.5), thanks to lactic acid produced by the bacteria. However, in BV, the balance is altered and the good bacteria in the vagina are reduced in number, vaginal pH becomes raised, and the ‘bad’ BV-causing bacteria come to dominate.

The bad, BV-causing bacteria are able to grow by attaching to the vaginal lining and forming a ‘biofilm’ that helps sustain them and protect them as they grow and reproduce.

Symptoms of BV

good bacteria vs bad bacteria Biofilm

How does Fleurstat BVgel treat bacterial vaginosis?

Fleurstat BVgel is a product for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis and relief of its symptoms. It works to treat BV by disrupting the attachment of BV-causing bacteria to the vaginal lining. It is not an antibiotic.

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Where can I buy Fleurstat BVgel for bacterial vaginosis?

Fleurstat BVgel is available from most leading pharmacies without prescription. A pharmacist must decide whether Fleurstat BVgel is right for you before you can purchase it.

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