The most perfect area on a woman’s body for a yeast infection to flourish is the vagina. With that said it is perfectly normal for women to have yeast in their vagina in small numbers, but a vaginal yeast infection means that way too many yeast cells are growing inside the vagina. Not too worry vaginal yeast infections are very common, and many women (as many as 75% of all women) will experience a vaginal yeast infection at one time or another during their lifetime. If you have had a yeast infection in the past you already know that a yeast infection can cause various degrees of discomfort. Most are easily treated with over-the-counter or prescription medicines, but as many as 10% of women experience recurring vaginal yeast infections for weeks on end. If you believe that you have or are experiencing recurring vaginal yeast infections consult your medical professional immediately.
Believe it or not there are many kinds of bacteria living in your vagina!
If you don’t believe us ask your gynecologist they will tell you that your healthy vagina will have a small number of yeast cells residing “down under” throughout your lifetime.
Lactobacillus Acidophilus lives in your vagina and is your friend. This bacteria helps to keep the balance of the “good and bad” bacteria under control. Generally yeast infections are caused by a yeast known as Candida Albicans. Yeast infections can be caused by any one of the following triggers:
When an event occurs that changes the balance of yeast in your body, the yeast multiplies causing various symptoms to occur. One of the main ways to cause a vaginal yeast infection is by taking an antibiotic. Taking the oral contraceptive pill, hormone replacement therapy as well as being pregnant are all ways of assuring you have high levels of estrogens in your body which can cause an elevation of yeast in the body as well. Chronic health problems such as diabetes or HIV may also be implicated in yeast infections.
There are many different symptoms which you may experience if you have a vaginal yeast infection, but the most common symptoms are itching or soreness in the vagina and sometimes an uncomfortable pain or burning when you urinate or have sex. Occasionally a woman will in addition have a thick white discharge that has no odor and can have a texture like curd or cottage cheese. The most likely time for an aggravation to occur is during the week before a woman’s menstrual period.
There are many reasons why your vagina is itchy; here are some of the best solutions. It the itching is recurrent, especially if you have recently engaged in sexual relations then it is best that you see your doctor and get checked out.
The best way to treat a vaginal yeast infection is to follow the QUICK START Candida Crusher Guide (Chapter 4) in the Candida Crusher book. If you have a chronic yeast infection condition then please read Chapter 5 (Crushing Chronic Vaginal Yeast Infections) from my Candida Crusher book. You may like to treat a vaginal yeast infection at home yourself with a most effective vaginal antifungal cream you can buy without a prescription, and be sure to take recommended anti candida dietary supplements at the same time. It is best that you follow the Candida Crusher Program if you want the best possible outcome and a permanent resolution of your yeast infection. Are you pregnant and have a yeast infection? If you are pregnant, don’t use any medicine for a yeast infection without talking to your doctor first. You will need to be very careful if you are using a cream or a suppository to treat any vaginal yeast infections if you depend on condoms or a diaphragm for birth control, because the latex may become weakened by any chemicals in these products.
I my experience, many women will have a recurring vaginal yeast infection. If you keep getting your yeast infection back and rely on pharmaceutical creams and applicators you are wasting your time. It would pay to get checked out by your doctor in case you have an underlying chronic health complaint such as diabetes. The only way to make sure that you get a complete and permanent resolution is to follow my Candida Crusher Program.
In most cases a vaginal yeast infection can be prevented, here are several ways:
It depends on the quality of the test and how it is performed. Home test kits are available through this website very soon.
Yes it can, especially during sexual acts. It is important to maintain a high level of hygiene to avoid the cross contamination of a yeast infection from one part of the body to another.
Absolutely, and this is one of the most common ways for a woman to develop a vaginal yeast infection. During wiping, it is very important to wipe from front to back to avoid the contamination of any faecal matter from the anus to the vaginal region.