Candidiasis: It is caused by candida. The micro organism which causes vagina candidiasis is in fact, a fungus. Candida Aibicans which can become every day inhabitant of your body is found in various parts of the body, including the skin, the vagina, the rectum and digestive systems.
The presence of candida in the body is not normally detected, but when something happens to upset the natural balance it maintains under control in the body and the result is thrush or candidiasis. The itching, the mounds and the discharges which you have probably noticed are typical symptoms of vagina candidiasis.
REASONS WHY YOU MAY SUFFER FROM VAGINA CANDIDIASIS:
The exact reasons for this turn of events when the body becomes incapable of keeping candida under control are not completely definite, but doctors have identified certain factors which can make the body more vulnerable to candidiasis.
You might have taken antibiotics recently, although antibiotics are prescribed for the destruction of bacteria harmful to the body they can also contribute to the multiplication of Candida. Abuse of antibiotics is therefore not good.
If you use oral contraceptives (birth control pills), the probability of you developing an infection of candida increases. The increased levels of a hormone called oestrogen which is normally present in the blood circulation of the body can stimulate the increase of Candida because oestrogen increases the levels of a type of carbohydrate (sugar) which candida uses as nourishment. It is for these reasons that many women experience vagina candidiasis attacks after their menstrual periods, when the oestrogen concentrations reach their peak.
If you are pregnant your vulnerability to these infection is greater than that of other women. The increased levels of oestrogen during pregnancy, as well as during the premenstrual period create a climate favourable for the growth of candida.
Certain conditions that predispose the body to fluctuating metabolic processes as a result of iodine in the body could also favour the growth of candida. Such conditions include hyperthyroidism otherwise called goiter and hyperthyroidism.
You will be more susceptible to vagina candidiasis if you are diabetic. The high levels of sugar in the blood associated with this illness can also stimulate the growth of candida.
Anything that causes tension or irritation in the vagina tissue for instance, child birth, sexual intercourse without sufficient lubrication, internal absorbents or intrauterine devices (IUD’S) can increase your chances of developing vagina candidiasis.
Some drugs, such as those used in the treatment of cancer for example are called IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE or CYTOTOXIC AGENTS. These agents can make one susceptible to vagina infections because they reduce the body’s natural ability to fight infections.
Ingestions of high quantity of certain drugs with high alkaline base could also result in elevation of pH both in the vagina area and the body in general. In view of the fact that candida thrices well in basic medium, suffice it to say that increased alkalinity will enhance fungal growth.
PREVENTION TO VAGINA CANDIDIASIS
Carefully wash the vulvae lips (external genitals) which are usually a location favourable for growth of candida.
Avoid using underwear from synthetic fibres and panties that are too tight. This kind of underwear retains moisture and heat which promote the proliferation of candida.
When cleaning up after defecation, clean towards the anus (away from the vagina) in such a way that the candida present in the anal region will not have access to the vagina region.
Use a lubricating gel during sexual intercourse to avoid bruising or irritating the vagina tissue, the vagina being point to entry of the yeast.
Avoid the excessive use of vagina douches (not more than once a week) because this can affect the equilibrium of the normal bacteria flora which help to prevent infection. Ensure you completely rinse off soap from private area after taking your bath, as left over can diffuse into the vagina area to increase the pH and promote candida growth.
Putting unsweetened yogurt in the vagina is said to be a useful home remedy to help control yeast infection. Never use antibiotics for yeast infection, it could worsen the situation.
Use FRESH-DEW and Gonan which heal, and repair your tissue.
Vagina discharge is a mucus or pus like stuff that comes out from the vagina.
All women normally have a small amount of vagina discharge, which is clear, milky, or slightly yellow. It has no itching or bad smell.
But many women, especially during pregnancy, suffer from discharge often with itching in the vagina. This discharge may be caused by various infections. Most of them are burdensome, but not very dangerous.
A thin and foamy, greenish-yellow or whitish, foul smelling discharge with itching, it may burn to urinate, sometime the genitals hurt or are swollen and the discharge may contain blood.
It is likely that the husband of a woman with Trichomoniasis has the infection too, even though he does not feel anything. When the woman is undergoing treatment the husband should be treated too.
It is very important to keep the genitals clean.
A vagina wash or douche with warm water and lemon juice in water.
Note: water enter slowly during about 3 minutes. Do not put the tube more than 3 inches into the vagina.
You can use glove of garlic as a vagina insert (peel the garlic take care to put it into the vagina).
Use FRESH-DEW two times during the day and each night insert a new glove of garlic for 10 to 14 days.
When thick, milky discharge with a smell is noticed. This could be an infection caused by bacteria and special tests may be needed to differentiate it from Trichomoniasis infection. Watery, brown, or gray discharge, streaked with blood, bad smell, pain in the lower belly. These are signs of more serious infection, or possibly cancer.
FRESH-DEW: is the Natural medicine that takes care of more serious infections.
HOW A WOMAN CAN AVOID MANY INFECTIONS
Keep the genital area clean. When you bath (daily if possible) wash well with mild soap.
Urinate after sexual contact, this helps prevent urinary infection. This is 20% true (Does not prevent pregnancy)
Be sure to clean yourself carefully after each bowl movement, always wipe from front vagina to back anal region to ensure safety.
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