How do probiotics work for a vaginal yeast infection if probiotics are processed through the intestine?

June 19th, 2012 by Emily

Question: How do probiotics work for a vaginal yeast infection if probiotics are processed through the intestine?
Weird question, I’m just wondering why people advise intake plain yogurt for prevention of vaginal yeast infections. When you ingest the good bacteria by intake it, it gets processed through your digestive system and only gets near the vagina at the end of its journey when it’s exiting! If the assumption that the bacteria was transferred held true, wouldn’t we all have constant UTIs from the other germs in our digestive tract? How exactly do probiotics help unless you’re putting them straight into the vagina?

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Answer by Barry
Probiotics are processed through your digestive system and wage nutrients for the good bacteria in your system, including your kidneys and bladder, which balances out your vaginal pH. It’s basically the same as drinking cranberry juice which contains enzymes that coat your bladder to protect it from irritation..

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One Comment on “How do probiotics work for a vaginal yeast infection if probiotics are processed through the intestine?”

  1. Lotta C says:

    This sounds very serious, possibly even life threatening, you must see a doctor ASAP!

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