Recurrent Yeast Infections Need To Be Treated From The Root Cause
Posted May 31 2010 4:01am
< p>Five percent of women will have a problem with recurrent yeast infections at some point in their life. The more modern the country you come from then you have a greater chance of suffering from them as it’s modern drugs that are becoming the major cause.
Your body’s natural ability to fight infection is weakened when you use drugs and medicines, and your body’s natural chemical and bacterial balance is upset. This makes your body a perfect breeding ground for the fungus that causes recurrent yeast infections.
Fungal overgrowth is the result of the Candida yeast mutating inside your body. We all have the yeast in us, but in a healthy, infection free person, the is kept under control by the body’s natural defenses. If your defenses have been compromised then the yeast can grow in numbers, and then it will mutate into an aggressive fungus that causes your symptoms.
Antibiotics use is the largest cause of chronic infections because it weakens your body’s natural defenses. Your body has a natural flora made up of excellent and terrible bacteria, and when this perfect balance is upset by antibiotics use then things happen to your health. Candida overgrowth is the most common result of a bacterial imbalance.
Antibiotics are prescribed when you have bacteria in your body that needs to be killed off. The problem is, antibiotics also kill your beneficial bacteria, and this is needed to protect you from infection causing organisms such as Candida. When your beneficial bacteria has been killed off then the can do what it wants to do, and that’s breed and mutate.
Yeast infection become recurrent when you use a treatment that only treats the external symptoms because the Candida can still mutate after the treatment has stopped. The treatment you’re using isn’t treating the root cause of your infection, and this is why it isn’t working.
When you keep using the same treatment on your recurrent yeast infections the treatment you’re using can become part of the problem. When the fungus is continually exposed to the same anti fungal drug it then becomes resistant. This means that the anti fungal drug you’re using to kill the fungus really starts making it stronger as it continuously mutates every time the drug is used.