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Discover What Candidiasis Is And Take Steps To Prevent It

Apr 4, 2008
Even if this topic may not be the most pleasant one, you have wondered at least once in your life what candidiasis is, what its risks are and how this infection can be prevented.

Candidiasis is a fungal infection caused by any of the members of the genus Candida, the most popular of which is the Candida albican, which form part of the intestinal flora and influence the digestive tract. Absence of this can leave us unprotected against disease caused by bacteria. The fungus Candida albican exists inside the throat, mouth, intestinal tract and the vagina in small quantities. Abnormal growth is controlled by "friendly" bacteria that live in the human body such as lactobacillus acidophilus.

Candida, as yeast is scientifically known, thrives almost everywhere, including the body and their growth is placed under check by the immune system. Candidiasis happens when a person's immune system is low, thus it can multiply in an atypical number and cause infection of the mucous membrane and tegument.

Candidiasis emerges in the case of women because of the feminine hormone called progesterone. Progesterone increases the glycogen amount in the vaginal mucous membrane, an ideal environment for candida growth because of the acid Ph. The progesterone level increases considerably during pregnancy.

Candidiasis species are part of human body and they become pathogen if people are ill, for example if they suffer from diabetes, AIDS, or if they take immune depressive pills, steroids, anti cancer pills or antibiotics. Besides, candida can develop in the case of mucous membranes lesions and different diets. They are rich in carbohydrates (bread, potatoes, pizza, pasta) and sugar (honey, fructose, maize syrup), food based on yeast (natural B vitamin, dried fruit, frozen fruit or preserved fruit), drinks like wine and beer or food which have any contact with humid environment (mushrooms, cheeses, cream, vinegar, mustard, hot tomato sauce, and spices). To continue with, Candidiasis can be as well provoked by birth control pills, hormones, or birth.

If you want to know what reactions your body has at these aliments, avoid them for 5 days, then add them to the diet in huge amounts. Even if it is part of the body, the immune system considers candida a foreign body, which must be kept under control.The effort to take control over will exhaust immune system in time, sometimes leading to AIDS or cancer.

Vaginal candidiasis is signalled by having white cheesy-like discharge in large quantities, burning pain in the vagina, agonizing premenstrual syndrome, burning pain while urinating, recurrent urinating, infection of the bladder and burning sensation during sex.

You must be cautious when the immune system is weak as the infection can be extended to the entire body and experience indications such as feeling of extreme fatigue, incomprehension, lack of attention, headache, body malaise, ill temper, hypersensitivity to various food and chemical substances, development of several allergies at the same time, development of skin lesions, and fungal infections.

There are various available treatments for candidiasis that can be taken both intravenously and orally within three to five weeks. Additionally, superficial candidiasis can be easily treated by locally applied anti-fungal creams, following your doctor's prescription.

There are home remedies that have produced excellent results, such as local application of yoghurt. In spite of this, the following saying becomes very appropriate, "An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure." There are good of number of resource materials available to get information about this disease so you will know what causes it how to avoid it, and what to do in case you contract it..
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