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The Truth About Yeast Infection In Women

Women's health is a very important topic and there are some things that plague women's health that are not talked about enough. One of such things is yeast infection.

Yeast infection is a common problem amongst women, 9 out of every 10 women have at some point in their life had to treat yeast infection.

Yeast infection is caused by an overgrowth of a micro organism called candida albucans which is found in the private part.

Different things can cause an overgrowth of this micro organism, some of which include

1. Excessive use of antibiotics

2. Dirt or warm moisture around the private part.

3. Douching

4. Intercourse, etc

Yeast infection is not an STI as some persons may think, however, the main thing that causes an overgrowth of "candida" albucans is a change in the balance of "PH" level of the private part. All the things listed above can cause this including intercourse but it doesn't mean any of them can automatically cause yeast infection, it is only capable of doing so when it affects the PH balance of your private part.

Now to the main truth, yeast lives in your private part so it is not out of place to find it there when you test for a yeast infection. It doesn't mean that something is automatically wrong with you. When problem arises is if the yeast has grown above what is normal and it starts giving you symptoms of an infection e.g; itching and unusual discharge.

Do not let anyone deceive you by making you treat 'reoccurring' yeast infection when in fact what the test is showing is a normal level of "candida albucans".

Also, do not pay attention to fear mongers that tell you yeast is the genesis of all your fertility problems. That's not true. You can easily treat a yeast infection with over the counter vagina anti-fungal ointments and antibiotics especially if you've had it before. You can also opt for home remedies to relieve the symptoms such as applying coconut oil in the affected area.

The key to effectively prevent getting a yeast infection whether new or reoccurring is to observe proper hygiene. Change your pants regularly, switch tight underwear, sports wear or jeans with loose fitted materials and preferably use cotton panties. Also avoid douching completely with both water or other cleansing products, these can upset your private part PH balance. If you must take antibiotics, speak with your doctor on how your body reacts to the drugs.

Don't forget, yeast infection is not an STI, yeast is part of the natural flora in your private part, only an overgrowth results to an infection. Take care of your hygiene.

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