Leucorrhea is a very common condition that has been experienced by most of the women of all ages, at some time or the other in their lives. Leucorrhea is the medical terminology that refers to the persistent and excessive vaginal discharge which is either whitish, yellowish, or greenish discharge from a female’s vagina that may be normal or can be a sign of an infection. The reproductive tract infections are known for being one of the concerning diseases in the developing countries, and they result due to any one or a combination of the three factors, namely Iatrogenic (the use of birth control pills, antibiotics, or steroid), infections (bacterial, fungal, parasitic), and sexually transmitted diseases/infections (Chlamydia or gonorrhea).
Leucorrhea is considered normal when the discharge is thin, white, and relatively odorless, and some amount of it is essential for vaginal lubrication. However, in many cases, leucorrhea is an early sign of bacterial infection or yeast infection, particularly when the discharge is yellow or green and has an offensive odor along with irritation, itching, and pain.
Leucorrhea is not so common in unmarried women compared to married women. Also, it is observed more in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women. The main cause of white discharge in women is an increased secretion of estrogen. When the levels of estrogen are imbalanced, the discharge may increase or decrease. Throughout a woman’s life, the estrogen levels change for different reasons from birth to menopause. Leucorrhea also occurs due to poor hygiene, sexually transmitted diseases, anemia (less of iron in the blood), irritation caused due to the use of the intrauterine contraceptive device, poor eating habits resulting in low nutritional value, and increase in the levels of toxins in the body.
Leucorrhea can be irritating and also causes discomfort, which leads to symptoms, such as vaginal discharge which may be foul-smelling, itching, weakness, backache, pain in the lower abdomen, increased urge for urination, painful intercourse, and, sometimes, constipation too.
A few of the simple precautionary measures that can help manage your leucorrhea symptoms include wearing a cotton underwear, avoiding tight-fitting clothes, changing your wet clothes immediately as it creates a breeding ground for yeast, changing your pads often during the menses, cleaning your vagina properly, and avoiding hot tubs as that can change the acid pH levels in the vagina and cause yeast to grow.
Since diet plays a major role in leucorrhea, it is advisable to follow a healthy diet. Have more fruits and vegetables, particularly oranges, lemons, cranberries, green leafy vegetables, ladyfingers, and healthy roots, such as garlic and ginger. Avoid meat, eggs, mushrooms, bread, sweets, spicy and fried foods, white flour, coffee, alcohol, and canned food.
Homeopathy is highly recommended for treating the cases of Leucorrhea. Homeopathic treatment aims at enhancing the immune system of your body and increasing your resistance power to the disease. This is how the tendency of suffering from the frequent infections and relapses of Leucorrhea is reduced drastically. By following the homeopathic treatment, we aim at a drastic reduction in the frequency, duration, and intensity of your Leucorrhea episodes. A few commonly used Homeopathic medicines are Sepia, Kreosote, Lilium tigrinum, Borax, and Pulsatilla. However, before following adopting any of these homeopathic medicines for Leucorrhea, it is important to consult an experienced Homeopathic doctor and take the medicines after proper consultation. So, if you happen to experience any symptoms of this condition, get in touch with us at Life Force Homeopathy and receive the best homeopathic treatment for Leucorrhea.