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Yeast Infection Causes & Treatment

Posted Nov 30 2011 8:13am


Causality. The Universe is bound by this rule, right? And I have students who read this word as 'casuality', much to my amusement. Perhaps it's our "casuality" towards causality that leads to so many issues in our lives, you know?

I'm a firm believer in "what you sow is what you reap" although there are certain exception – and these are not excuses but what happens, and is out of your control.

Perhaps it's another way of Life telling you to let go of the desire of "being in control" because you can't be in complete control… and one example of this is, is fighting infection or even chronic disease. Take yeast infection, for example…

Yeast Infection

Simply put, a yeast (fungal) infection (or candidiasis ) occurs when the growth of yeast gets out of control anywhere on our body, that's what develops into an yeast infection.

If you didn't know this already, yeast (also known as the Candida species) is present in controlled numbers (for lack of a better word) on the surface of our bodies, and normally can thrive (read as: increase in number) in certain conditions.

And there are several types of yeast infections that affect people, with Candida albicans being the culprit to watch out for – the most common yeast to cause infections.

These yeast infections can not only be superficial in nature but can also extend to diseases that are life-threatening by nature.

Yeast Infection Causes based on types

As mentioned earlier, there are several types, and we will discuss yeast infection causes based on the type of yeast infection that occurs these days.

#1: Oral Yeast Infection

This yeast infection becomes common as we grow older but can be treated easily sometimes affecting the area around the dentures. In men, smoking can be a reason why it occurs in the mouth while for women, the continued use of birth control pills and antibiotics can be common causes.

#2: Vaginal Yeast Infection (Vulvovaginitis)

This infection occurs in the vagina and the vulva (the external genitals) and most commonly occurs during the childbearing years. However, it can still affect women of all ages. There are several reasons why this can happen and they are: weak immune system, pregnancy, diabetes , unprotected sex, birth control pills, hormonal changes and menstruation.

Read the article at this link that can help you to prevent a vaginal yeast infection from happening again, which is usually the case.

#3: Systemic Candidiasis

To put it bluntly, almost 45 % of people who suffer from this condition die. This condition occurs when the fungus is able to enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body, whether orally or through the vagina. However, this occurs very rarely…

#4: Skin Yeast Infection

Since this fungus thrives in warm and moist areas, this type of infection normally occurs in areas such as the groin, underarms, under the folds of buttocks and the lower abdomen. Cuts and bruises can lead to this type of infection as well.

Finally, read the article at this link for the treatment of yeast infections…

In Closing

Yes, causality in some cases, and sometimes just out of our control. However, there's no room for casuality, of course…

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