Vaginitis, also known as vulvovaginitis, is an inflammation of the vagina and vulva. Symptoms may include itching, burning, pain, discharge and a bad smell. Certain forms of vaginitis can lead to complications during pregnancy.
The three main causes are infections, particularly bacterial vaginosis, vaginal yeast infection and trichomoniasis. Other causes include allergies to substances such as spermicides or soaps or due to low estrogen levels during breastfeeding or after menopause. There may be more than one cause at a time. The most common causes vary by age. Prepubertal girls are often at risk of developing vulvovaginitis because of low levels of estrogen and an underdeveloped labia minora.
BeterKliniek is the clinic for Integrative Medicine that bridges regular and non-regular medicine.
An van Veen (physician) and Michael van Gils (therapist) look for the cause of a condition or disease. That is where the treatment starts otherwise, as people often say, it is 'carrying water to the sea'. We call this cause medicine. Sometimes it is also desirable to treat the symptoms (at the same time). We call this symptom medicine.
Chronic disorders often have their cause in epi- genetics. You can schedule a free informative telephone consultation (phone number 040-7117337 until 1 p.m.) at BeterKliniek to discuss your symptoms so that we can provide you with further advice.