Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation that results from the overgrowth of one of several types of bacteria normally present in the vagina, upsetting the natural balance of vaginal bacteria. Women in their reproductive years are most commonly affected by bacterial vaginosis, but any woman can experience the condition. Doctors don't know exactly why bacterial vaginosis develops, but certain activities, such as unprotected sexual intercourse or frequent douching, put you at higher risk of the condition.
Bacterial vaginosis results from an overgrowth of one of several organisms normally present in your vagina. Usually, "good" bacteria (lactobacilli) outnumber "bad" bacteria (anaerobes) in your vagina. But if anaerobic bacteria become too numerous, they upset the natural balance of microorganisms in your vagina, resulting in bacterial vaginosis. Risk factors for bacterial vaginosis include multiple sex partners or a new sex partner may be a problem, douching and natural lack of lactobacilli bacteria.
Bacterial vaginosis signs and symptoms may include vaginal discharge that's thin and grayish white, Foul-smelling "fishy" vaginal odor, especially after sexual intercourse, Vaginal itching, burning during urination. However, many women with bacterial vaginosis have no signs or symptoms at all. To prevent from this disease check for minimal vaginal irritation, don’t douche and avoid a sexually transmitted infection. In Italy according to statistics from 82.9% population, rate of suffering by diseases is 5.08 and people death rate due to Bacterial vaginosis is about 0.72%.