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Yeast Infection General Overview

Aug 18, 2007
Yeast infection can grow on the skin, mouth and inside our bodies. Health experts estimate that approximately 75 percent of all women will have at least one yeast infection with symptoms during their lifetimes.

Women should work with their health care providers to find out possible underlying causes of their chronic yeast infections. Some physicians experiences are showing other connections between yeast infection, parasites, and other disorders like Arthritis, Crohns disease, Hypoglycemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Schizophrenia, Psoriasis, Grave's and Systemic lupus erythematosus. Common yeast infection or also know as Candidiasis is caused by the yeast Candida albicans and thrives in the colon.

Although this infection is not considered an STI, 12 to 15 percent of men develop symptoms after sexual contact with an infected partner. The vagina is the most common place for infection in women, and the urethra is the most common in men.

Women who have chronic or recurring yeast infections may need to be treated with vaginal creams or oral medicines for long periods of time. Yeast infections are fed by carbohydrates, sugars, yeast and fermented foods.

Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain on swallowing and oral lesions. Symptoms of yeast infections include a burning and swelling in the vagina and there is some irritation and itching. Although some infected women have minor or no symptoms, many do have symptoms. If present, the symptoms in men include a thin, whitish discharge from the penis and painful or difficult urination and ejaculation.

Other symptoms include digestive disorder, hypoglycemia, hyperactivity, impotence, memory loss, learning difficulties, menstrual problems, premenstrual syndrome, short attention. There are thousands of fungus which causes cold or flu symptoms but they all have the potential of causing other health effects. Because few specific signs and symptoms are usually present, health care providers cannot diagnose this condition by a medical history and physical examination.

Yeast infection affects up to 85% of men, they usually suffer in the form of digestive problems and, later in life, prostate problems. Other factors that may increase the incidence of yeast infection include using Douches Perfumed feminine hygiene sprays Topical antibiotics and steroid medicines Wearing tight, poorly ventilated clothing and underwear also can contribute to vaginitis. Various antifungal vaginal medicines are available to treat yeast infections.

Less expensive and more gentle treatment for yeast infection is the Oxy-Mega colon cleanser oxygen supplement. You can help prevent yeast infections by keeping your genital and rectal area clean and dry; wearing clean, cotton underwear each day; wiping from front to back after you go to the bathroom; douching no more than once per month; and avoiding vaginal deodorants.
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