What causes yeast infections? Is there a cure?
Well, it’s a well known medical fact that the primary cause of yeast (or fungus) infection in woman is the fungus Candida albicans. This fungus (or yeast) usually occurs naturally albeit in small amounts in the vaginal area and normally causes no problems at all.
Sometimes though, it multiplies very rapidly and turns into ‘a yeast infection’ – medical term of candidiasis.
That’s the easy bit, yeast infections are caused by the unusually rapid multiplication of a naturally occurring fungus. But what causes it to multiply rapidly? What really causes yeast infections?
Put simply, here are a few prime candidates:
Antibiotics: Antibiotics are, most likely, a leading cause of yeast infection in women in the USA today. Some antibiotics seem to be worse at ‘promoting’ yeast infections than others and prolonged use of any antibiotic seems to be a factor too. It’s unclear as to why these medicines cause yeast infections but current thinking is that they suppress some natural mechanism that would normally keep the fungus under control.
Irregularities in the Immune System:A similar story to antibiotics. When, as sometimes happens, your immune system is not working as it should maybe due to stress, or illness women seem more susceptible to yeast infections. Stress, and it’s well-documented effects on the Immune System is thought to be a leading cause of re-occurring yeast infections.
Hormones: Changes in a woman’s hormone levels, which are most pronounced towards the end of the menstruation cycle, are another leading cause of vaginal yeast infection. Using birth control medication or, at the other end of the spectrum, becoming pregnant, seem to be two other factors indicated in causing yeast infections.
Unprotected Sex: Although yeast infections are not usually thought of as a *** transmitted disease, they can be passed onto or from your partner during sex through semen and other bodily fluids.
Diabetes: Being diabetic or having elevated blood sugar levels can cause yeast to grow. This is primarily due to what is called uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
There's good news though, there is a cure, a natural cure that has worked for so many other women it comes with a 100% guarantee. If you want to find out what causes yeast infections and, more importantly, how to cure them . . . click here .