Tuesday, January 18, 2011

What Is Yeast Infection?

Yeast infection is a condition commonly caused by the fungus Candida albicans. As such, it is technically known as Candidiasis which may occur on the skin of moist areas of the body such as, the vagina or mouth.

When Does Yeast Infection Occur?

A yeast infection occurs when there is an overgrowth of naturally occurring fungus on the body . Contributing factors to an overgrowth, may include antibiotics, menopause, pregnancy, and sometimes birth control pills. Yeast infections may be caused by certain types of disorders or conditions that effect hormonal changes in the body. In certain cases, unruly infections may be early signs of diabetes. 

How Does One Spot Yeast Infection?

Signs include, but not limited to these are: Itching or burning, painful sexual intercourse, thick white discharge, pain during urination, and redness on the external vagina.

How Is Yeast Infection Treated?

Medication may be prescribed by your physician. Or, you may be advised to use available over-the-counter medication formulated specifically for yeast infections. However, alternatives holistic programs should also be looked at. One such program is the Yeast Infection No More system, that looks to treat yeast infections at the root cause.

What Can Be Done To Prevent Yeast Infections?

Some of the ways to prevent yeast infections include:
- Using antibiotics only when necessary
- Eating a diet high in vegetables, protein and grains
- Keeping your vaginal area clean
- Avoid douching
- Avoid sharing towels

These are just  some of the things you can do to avoid getting a yeast infection and staying healthy.

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