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Vaginal candidiasis: Why, What and What To Do

Jul 8, 2008
Candida microbes are usually hosted by the human body in any case. The problem starts when they grow in an uncontrolled fashion. This happens when other beneficial bacteria can no longer contain the natural multiplication of Candida. This can then result in vaginal candidiasis. Vaginal candidiasis occurs very frequently. Statistics show that one out of every three women will be affected by this at some time in her life. This fungal infection is a big worry for many women and one of the biggest problems is the lack of knowledge about the ailment.

Triggering events

Many causes can contribute strongly to setting off vaginal candidiasis. A lack of ventilation accompanied by an increase in body heat and in body moisture all aggravate the Candida microbe multiplication. In this way incorrect clothing including very tight clothing that constricts the body, can restrict the correct evacuation of sweat and generate infection.

Psychological pressures also play their part. Lifestyles today are more strenuous and hectic and therefore need to be counterbalanced by healthy eating and sleep hygiene. Unhealthy diet plans are major culprits in vaginal candidiasis, which may also be exacerbated by sexual intercourse, pregnancy and some of the oral contraceptives that are used. Similarly, incorrect lubricants such as glycerin and petroleum gel, and synthetic clothes also favor yeast infection of the vagina. Many of these elements also make this ailment chronic.

How to identify the different symptoms

Yeast infection of the vaginal tract can be detected in different fashions. One may be a cheese like discharge from the vagina without odor. Itching, and scratching leading to itching, are also symptoms, as is a tingling or painful sensation during urination. Having sexual intercourse may well become painful as well. Finally, vaginal candidiasis makes it difficult to maintain correct hygiene and unpleasant odors may follow.

Recommendations on the Action to Take

It is possible to treat vaginal candidiasis in many ways. Different medications are available on the market and maybe prescribed by a Physician, but typically only have short-term effects if any. For effective, long-term treatment, the holistic approach is to be preferred. Not only for the immediate relief of the symptoms, but also in order to eliminate the problem and prevent it from recurring in the future.
About the Author
Linda Allen is a health consultant and author of the #1 best-selling e-book Yeast Infection No More . For Further Information: Vaginal Yeast Infection
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