Journal of Probiotics & Health

Journal of Probiotics & Health
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-8901

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Vijay Kumar

Department of Microbiology, Kurukshetra University, India

  • Review Article   
    Applications of Probiotics in Gynecological Health: A review
    Author(s): 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 an.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2329-8901.21.9.234

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