Understanding Yeast Infections

Understanding Yeast Infections

According to medical experts, 1 out of 3 women will, at some point in their life, experience a yeast infection (Candida) causing vaginal itching and burning.

How Candida develops

Candida yeast is naturally present in our bodies, especially in the mouth and vagina of women. It co-exists with a type of bacteria that is harmless to the body and plays the role of controlling the quantity of Candida yeast. Whenever the bacteria decreases, the Candida yeast grows and spreads, causing a burning, itchy sensation in the affected areas. Sometimes one can also experience some swelling. Excessive amounts of Candida yeast are often present if one fails to maintain good vaginal hygiene. To prevent a yeast infection, it is important to wash the genital area regularly with water and to make sure the genital area doesn’t get too warm or too moist for long periods of time. If you suspect that you have a yeast infection, go and see a doctor and follow his/her instructions.

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