Three quarters of women over 40 years of age have suffered an episode of vulvovaginitis, and almost half of these patients will have at least one recurrence. And, according to specialists, vulvovaginal infections (vaginitis, vulvovaginitis or bacterial vaginitis) are very frequent and, in any of its forms, they affect 90% of women throughout their lives.
Generally, these conditions are treated with ovules that are introduced into the vagina, or with topical creams applied to the vulva, which have antifungal or bactericidal action. However, although these are effective drugs to fight infection, restoring the equilibrium of the vaginal bacterial flora is more difficult. Therefore, to complete the therapy, currently available probiotic vaginal preparations, which contain certain strains of lactobacilli, which have anti-inflammatory and antiallergic properties, promote the body's defenses and also act to restore the balance of the vaginal flora.
Probiotic vaginal preparations contain lactobacilli, with anti-inflammatory and antiallergic properties, which promote the body's defenses, and act to restore the balance of the vaginal flora
According to Dr. David Beltrán, coordinator of the Probiotics Group of the Spanish Association for the Study of Menopause (AEEM), it has been scientifically proven that adequate strains of probiotics are effective in treating these pathologies, which constitute almost one fifth of gynecological consultations in our country. For this reason, the Group coordinated by Dr. Beltrán has decided to create the first consensus on the use of these products to combat vaginal infections.
Experts also remember that it is common for these types of infections to affect both partners, so the man may need treatment since, if not received, the woman could suffer a relapse.
Source: Spanish Association for the Study of Menopause (AEEM)