Yeast Infection Description Causes And Treatment


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Yeast Infection Description Causes And Treatment

  1. 1. Yeast Infection Description Causes And TreatmentWhat is Yeast Infection?This kind of infection is most common among women. However, many remain ignorant or unaware of thismedical problem. It is important to know the symptoms, dangers, and related conditions of yeast infection tobe able to treat it early on. It is also necessary to determine the various causes of this disease to be able toavoid it before it even happens. Finally, it will be most helpful for any female person if she is alsoknowledgeable of the several possible treatments for yeast infection to be able to curtail it immediately.Not many women are familiar with the term “yeast infection”. However, more women are probably aware ofor have experienced previously the symptoms of this condition. The top three signs of having yeast infectionare itching, burning and pain, and discharge. Itching of any part of the skin or body is usually caused by aninfestation of foreign organisms such as fungi or bacteria in a particular area of the body. In the case ofyeast infection, the affected portion is the vaginal part and the surrounding areas. The infection can causeintense itching that rashes or redness usually develop secondary to scratching. Another indication is aburning or painful sensation in that area especially when urinating. The skin in a woman’s vaginal part mayalready contain sores due to frequent scratching that when placed in contact with the acidity of urine maycause pain or a burning sensation. This feeling may be similar to that which is experienced when havingurinary track infection, however, they occur at different areas of the body. Lastly, some women report ofhaving discharges that are usually described as odorless, white, and cheese-like. At other instances, astarch-like odor is said to be observed from the discharges.Yeast infection itself is not considered as highly dangerous, however, it can be very irritating and disturbingespecially among women who are already preoccupied with other responsibilities or tasks. On the otherhand, like most infections, it is highly transferable to other individuals including the opposite sex. Certainconditions of the body may make it easier for a person to acquire this disease such as diabetes and use ofantibiotics.Other health problems which are usually associated with yeast infection include urinary tract infections andpossible complications during pregnancy. However, these are not scientifically-based and are yet to beproven or negated in future studies.What causes Yeast Infection?The scientific term for yeast infection is Candidiasis. This was derived from the the yeast organism orfungus-like Candida that causes this condition. Fungus thrives in dark and moist areas such as the vaginalarea of women. Certain health conditions such as pregnancy and diabetes make people, especially women,more prone to acquiring yeast infection. Pregnancy causes a change in the metabolic balance aDownload your FREE copy of eBookYeast Infection - Symptoms & Home RemediesClick here to download
  2. 2. - Emily Erin