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Yeast Infection Causes

Posted Nov 03 2010 5:29am


Introduction

Balance is evident in all our lives. Although, one cannot see it, it makes its presence felt now and again in different ways – whether it is the race to save the planet or if you've been on a food or alcohol binge.

One way or another, this idea of 'balance' comes up for review, time after time, whether it is at a global or a personal level. And while the ancient of Chinese medicine considered illness to be because an imbalance that has been created in the body.

Take for example, yeast infections that occur due to the increase of yeast levels in the body, and if left unchecked can spread to other parts and lead to diseases that are life-threatening.

Causes of Yeast Infection

Since there are several types of yeast infections that can (and do) occur at least once in the lifetime of every human being, the specific causes can be different but the reason why this can happen is because of an increase in yeast levels in the body, as mentioned earlier.

While most yeast functions can be treated easily, especially if the person is in a healthy condition, the complicated conditions in which this infection arises can be life-threatening to say the least!

1) Oral yeast infection

This is often caused by the continued consumption of birth control pills and antibiotic in women while smoking can be one reason why men suffer from this illness.

2) Skin yeast infection

This occurs due to moisture being present in areas such as the groin, underarms, under the folds of buttocks and the lower abdomen while cuts and sores can also cause this kind of infection as well.

3) Systemic Candidiasis

Often causes due to the fact that yeast has entered the bloodstream, and which commonly found in patients with AIDS or cancer, and if left untreated can result in death.

4) Vaginal Yeast Infection

This can occur due to several reasons right from a weak immune system, pregnancy, diabetes, unprotected sex, birth control pills, hormonal changes and menstruation.

5) Yeast Infection in Children

Since children do not have a strong immune system, they can be severely effected by thrush which can be caused for reasons due to the transmission of yeast during delivery and through breast feeding as well. In addition, the consumption of antibiotics can cause thrush to occur in children.

6) Penile Yeast Infection in Men

This occurs due to several reasons such as a weak immune system, related health problem to yeast or if their partners have a yeast infection through unprotected sexual intercourse. This infection is rare but very painful.

And while there isn't one specific treatment for all these yeast infections, each of them can be cured by specific treatments that are available.

Yeast Infection Treatments

Apart from maintaining hygiene in the following ways that are mentioned at this link (which by the way, is two-thirds of being healthy), one can use a yeast infection home remedy to curb this problem that can get out of hand if left unchecked.

For example, probiotics have been one of the ways by which one could get rid of an yeast infection as these are known to be 'friendly' bacteria that can suppress the growth of yeast. While they are offered as oral supplements, one can find probiotic vaginal supposities as well in the case of a vaginal yeast infection.

In Closing

Prevention is honestly better than cure, and one can do without the discomfort of an yeast infection, and if you're not convinced, ask anyone who has suffered from an yeast infection. Please stay clean always… now that shouldn't be too hard to ask, now can it?

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