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What Is A Yeast Infection And What Are The Causes

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A yeast infection is an infection caused by yeast of the species Candida. It is also referred to as candidiasis, which mostly infects women. It causes vaginal infections and some common mouth …

A yeast infection is an infection caused by yeast of the species Candida. It is also referred to as candidiasis, which mostly infects women. It causes vaginal infections and some common mouth infections especially to people who have poor immune system and those who have been taking antibiotics.

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  • 1. What Is A Yeast Infection And What Are The CausesA yeast infection is an infection caused by yeast of the species Candida. It is also referred to as candidiasis,which mostly infects women. It causes vaginal infections and some common mouth infections especially topeople who have poor immune system and those who have been taking antibiotics.A person becomes increasingly susceptible to yeast infection if they take large amount of antibiotics, haveundergone organ transplants, has AIDS infection or artificial joints.Candida albicans, along with the other forms of yeast, commonly grow in the vagina, mouth and rectum. Ayeast infection occurs if a person’s immune system is unbalanced. This invites yeast like organisms to grow.If you want to find out if you are affected with candidiasis, it is strongly advised that you see a doctor.Usually, a doctor or a clinician will take a sample of your oral plaque or vaginal discharge and examine thematerial under a microscope. Once examined, the doctor will be able to identify whether signs of infectionare present and the current stage in the life cycle of the yeast infection.It has been found yeast infections affects three out of four women. In the United States, nearly 50% ofcollege women have been diagnosed with yeast infection at the early age of 25 and almost 5% of thosediagnosed go on to develop chronic yeast infections. Candidiasis can be easily treated but you should knowand understand how it can be prevented so it will not lead to serious infections.During pregnancy, a woman has increased levels of estrogen which causes the increased production ofglycogen in the vagina. At this time, increased yeast growth is often observed. If a pregnant woman isobserved to have signs of candidiasis, she may pass the infection to her newborn baby in the form ofthrush. This can be seen as white patches present in the baby’s mouth at birth.So if you are pregnant and you have signs of yeast infection, you should see your doctor for the appropriatetreatment.Download your FREE copy of eBookYeast Infection - Symptoms & Home RemediesClick here to download- Emily Erin

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