Applications of Probiotics in Gynecological Health: A review | Abstract
Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8901


Applications of Probiotics in Gynecological Health: A review

Vijay Kumar* and Manpreet Kaur

The normal microflora of vagina is extremely important for maintenance of healthy vaginal state and consequently in prevention of urogenital infections. Since a healthy female vaginal microbiota is dominated by species of Lactobacillus, the perception of restoration and/or maintenance of a healthy vagina by exogenous administration of probiotic Lactobacillus seem feasible. Urogenital infections are treated using antibiotics. But use of antibiotics have several drawbacks, including a decrease in the numbers of beneficial bacteria and an increase of drug resistance; moreover, they are often ineffective and increase the risk of infection recurrence Unlike antibiotics, probiotics can be used over an extended period without adverse effects. Probiotics properly colonized in the vagina may help in reducing the recurrent infection. So, various strains of probiotics can be used in treatment and the load of probiotics may be used in the management of vaginal infections or its recurrence.

Published Date: 2021-07-24; Received Date: 2021-07-08