Yeast infection is affecting women at an alarming rate with at least eighty per cent of women in the world getting affected by it one time or the other. Young women who are twenty-five year old or more have been diagnosed with at least one instance of yeast infection. In this article I will tell you what causes yeast infection and how to cure it.
First of all, let me tell you what is a yeast infection. Our body contains a yeast called Candida. When the hormones in our body are in perfect balance, this yeast doesn’t affect us at all. However, when there is a slight imbalance between the different hormones in our body, this yeast begins to grow. Yeast feeds on sugar. So anything that increases your blood sugar level can result in yeast infection. Therefore, if you are diabetic, pregnant, suffering from HIV, or if you are taking oral contraceptive pills, steroids or antibiotics, then you may get afflicted with yeast infection. Yeast infection can be transmitted sexually, so I would suggest that you avoid having intercourse with your partner until the yeast infection is cured completely.
How do you know if you suffer from yeast infection? Well, if your vaginal discharge is white or colorless, or if you have an itchy feeling around the vagina right after discharge, or if your vagina itches during or after sexual intercourse, then you maybe suffering from yeast infection. Note that you may not be able to diagnose yeast infection at home. So if you experience any of the above symptoms along with extreme fatigue, then you may need to visit your doctor.
Since yeast is nothing but a fungus, the best way to cure yeast infection is by using anti-fungal medications. You can easily buy anti-fungal vaginal creams over-the-counter. If you want to go this route, make sure that you are actually suffering from yeast infection and not something else! Several other types of vaginal infections can have similar symptoms like that of yeast infection. Also make sure that the cream or drug you are buying has at least one of the following four ingredients: butoconazole nitrate (Femstat 3), clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin and others), miconazole (Monistat 7 and others), and tioconazole (Vagistat).
If you see that vaginal creams don’t work, you may need to visit your local healthcare provider. Most probably the physician will prescribe oral medications if the infection is not responding to vaginal creams.
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