Vaginal Yeast Infections (Candidiasis)
Vaginal yeast infections is a common experience for many women, as 3 out of 4 women will experience a yeast infection at one point in their lives.
For those women who develop chronic (recurrent) yeast infections, one is all too well aware of the symptoms of vaginal yeast infections (candidiasis): symptoms of intense itching, swelling and irritation.
At Nielsen Clinic (Calgary), we can help you find the cause of your health concern and through our customized approach in developing your treatment plan we have helped our patients overcome chronic yeast infections.
Below are sections offering information for common questions as well as various elements of vaginal yeast infections (candidiasis).
+ What is Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)?
Vaginal yeast infections occur when your natural flora in your vagina becomes imbalanced. Inside your vagina, your bacteria flora keeps the yeast in check.
+ Who Can Get A Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)?
Vaginal yeast infection can affect any females from a wide age group.
Vaginal candidiasis (yeast infection) affect 3 in 4 women at some point in their life.
+ What Causes Yeast Infection (Candidiasis)?
Yeast infection is caused by a yeast called Candida albicans. When your vagina's flora becomes imbalanced, the bacterias are not able to keep Candida (a family of yeast) in check. Causing an overgrowth of Candida (yeast), causing you to experience the symptoms of yeast infection.
For those who have a recurring yeast infection or find that their yeast infections are hard to treat, is usually due to hidden factors such as hormonal imbalances.
Some of the factors that contribute to a yeast infection:
Causes your bacteria flora to change which allows the yeast inside your body to overgrow resulting in yeast infection.
A change in hormones, results in a change of flora inside a women's body. As a result, yeast once again can overgrow leading to a yeast infection.
According to the journal Eukaryotic Cell (a journal that studies yeast), estrogen can impact the expression of yeast cells, making them harder to get rid of which is why some women find that treating their yeast infections get harder over time to treat.
The Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine also showed that postmenopausal females who were on estrogen therapy experienced vaginal yeast infections 26% of the time compared to 4% of women who were not on estrogen therapy.
Women who have diabetes are more likely to develop yeast infections because they have more sugar avaiable in their body.
Weakened Immune System
A weakened immune system has the reduced ability to fight yeast overgrowth.
Eating foods that have a lot of sugar.
Many females notice an increase in yeast infections close to their menstrual cycle.
Stress and lack of sleep
Both stress and reduced sleep affect your hormones and immune system, which reduces your bodies ability to keep everything balanced.
Natural Vaginal Yeast Infection (Candidiasis) Treatment
NIELSEN CLINIC 3R's™ (Remove, Restore & Rejuvenate)
Remove symptoms by using homeopathy, supplements and lifestyle changes.
Restore Normal Vaginal Flora
Restore normal vaginal flora.
Rejuvenate Your Body
Rejuvenate your body's hormones and bacteria flora.