Vaginal Yeast Infections
Vaginal yeast infection is caused by fungus called Candida Albicans, which is normally present in small quantities in all human beings and in the environment.
Vaginal yeast infections occur when the balance of flora in the Vagina is disturbed. This allows the fungus to multiply rapidly and cause the infection.
The usual symptoms of vaginal yeast infections include an increase in vaginal discharge, burning, itching, paniful urination and painful intercourse.
Any type of Yeast infections often mimic or occur concurrently with other vaginal infections and with STDs.
Varous Factors That Contribute to Yeast Infections
• First and foremost is the lowering of body resistance due to poor diet, less sleep, other diseases or infections and stress.
• Medicines, including antibiotics and immunosuppresant drugs
• Entire pregnancy duration
• Diabetes Meelitus
• Tight fit clothes including underwear and pants made of synthetic material.
• The practise of douching
Transmission of Yeast Infections Through Intercourse
Yeast infections can be transmitted through sex, though very rarely. If your partner has any symptoms of yeast infection, including redness, discharge, swelling of skin, painful urination, itching, burning or painful intercourse.
Prevention of Vaginal Yeast Infections
In order to prevent Vaginal Yeast Infections,
• Eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, take time for rest and relaxation to keep your body resistance up.
• After urinating or bowel movements, wipe front to back.
• Always keep the vaginal area clean and dry.
• Avoid using female hygiene products since because they tend to irritate the vaginal tissues.
• Avoid douching without prescription from your doctor.
• Always put on loose cotton underwear and do away with tight fitting pants.
• Remove as soon as possible, wet bathing suits and wet sport clothes.