Webinar Recording: The Vaginal Microbiome
This webinar is sponsored by Flordis, Nutripath & Activated Probiotics.
CPE: 1.5 CPE points
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The Vaginal Microbiome
The vaginal microbiota is a dynamic and complex ecosystem comprised of fluctuating populations that modulate host immune responses and maintain homeostasis. Disruption of microbiota composition and functions, termed dysbiosis, has been linked to a multitude of disorders including bacterial vaginosis (BV), premature delivery in pregnant women, infertility, miscarriages and increased risk of sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Why is it important?
Vaginal health is an important part of a woman's overall health as it can affect your fertility, desire for sex and ability to reach orgasm.
Ongoing vaginal health issues can affect your confidence and cause stress in a relationship.
We know about the gut microbiome but did you know the vaginal microbiome is equally important?
Unlike other microbiota sites, the vagina is extremely dynamic and is affected by numerous host factors including age, ethnic background, sexual intercourse, changes in hormone levels during pregnancy, menstruation and menopause, genital infections and personal hygiene.
You will understand the abundance of markers of vaginal health in Lactobacillis, pathogenic micro-organisms, STI’s, Viral load and pH in assessments of the vaginal microbiome.
In this webinar, you will learn:
- What is a healthy vaginal microbiome?
- Types of vaginal infections
- 7 smells of the vagina
- Advanced assessment of the vaginal microbiome
- Management options of vaginal infections
Presenter: Vanita Dahia
B.Pharm, Fellow in Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine, Adv Dip Naturopathy, Adv Dip Nutrition, Adv Dip Western Herbal Medicine, Dip Ayurveda, Adv Dip Clinical Nutrition (Mental Health)
An internationally recognized integrative medicine expert and author, Vanita’s career has been guided by balancing body chemistries in mental health and chronic complex health conditions. Vanita is in the vanguard of neurochemistry research which has led to the publication of Alchemy of the Mind and Alchemy of Amino Acids books with online masterclasses. She provides functional pathology, clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Doctors and allied health practitioners world-wide. Vanita earned her Board-certified fellowship in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine, and qualifications in pharmacy, naturopathy, nutritional mental health and Ayurvedic medicine in Australia and abroad. Vanita’s research explores previously uncharted territory of compounding pharmacy with evidence based natural medicine and is a prodigious innovator in targeted therapy with many patients and health practitioners under her tutelage.