Burning, itching, soreness, redness, rash. Three out of four women will experience a yeast infection in their lives. Vaginal yeast infections are a common condition caused by an imbalance in the woman’s PH levels that results in an outgrowth of yeast cells.
Yeast infections can be contracted through sexual intercourse but are not considered a sexually transmitted infection (STI) because women who aren’t sexually active can contract them too. The vagina naturally produces a microorganism called Candida and a bacteria called Lactobacillus that keeps Candida’s growth in check.
If there is an imbalance in your system caused by poor eating habits, stress, lack of sleep, weak immune system, pregnancy, uncontrolled diabetes or the usage of antibiotics, then your body may produce an overgrowth of yeast cells causing the infection.
Having a yeast infection can be uncomfortable, but it is easily treatable. However, the longer you wait to treat it, the worst the symptoms will get and the lengthier the treatment process will be. It is also probable that you will have a recurrence once you’ve had a yeast infection.
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